Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 1 February 2019

Each week The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project prepares an overview of related news stories from the week. This summary contains news articles from  25 January – 1 February 2019.


Algorithms and AI

An obsession with computer vision shows the lopsided nature of the AI boom – MIT Technology Review

Deep learning hope and hype: MIT Technology Review’s Will Knight  – MIT Technology Review

Making face recognition less biased doesn’t make it less scary MIT Technology Review

This robot can probably beat you at Jenga—thanks to its understanding of the world MIT Technology Review



Mental health: UK could ban social media over suicide images, minister warns – BBC



Apple cracks down on Facebook after it paid teens for access to their data – The Guardian

Apple Was Slow to Act on FaceTime Bug That Allows Spying on iPhones – The New York Times

Does Facebook Really Know How Many Fake Accounts It Has? – The New York Times

Google, Facebook, Twitter must do more against fake news: EU – REUTERS

Irish data watchdog investigates Twitter over privacy rules breach – REUTERS


Social Media

EU data watchdog raises concerns over Facebook integration – The Guardian

Facebook lays out structure of content oversight board – REUTERS

Facebook plans content oversight board, tightens paid ad rules – REUTERS

Facebook to create ‘war room’ to fight fake news, Nick Clegg says – The Guardian

Meet the data guardians taking on the tech giants – BBC


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