Big data

Big data for the people: it’s time to take it back from our tech overlords

A small number of companies have become extraordinarily rich by harvesting our data. But that wealth belongs to the many

How Cambridge Analytica turned Facebook ‘likes’ into a lucrative political tool

The algorithm used in the Facebook data breach trawled though personal data for information on sexual orientation, race, gender – and even intelligence and childhood trauma

Inquiry launched into targeting of UK voters through social media

Information commissioner’s investigation to go further than current exploration of practices used in EU referendum