Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 1 March 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  22 February – 1 March 2019.

Artificial Intelligence

We need to act now and put human rights at the centre of artificial intelligence designsCouncil of Europe

Why AI is a threat to democracy- and what we can do to stop itMIT Technology Review


Freedom of Expression

Anti-vaxx ‘mobs’: doctors face harassment campaigns on FacebookThe Guardian

Facebook and Twitter told us they would tackle ‘fake news’. They failedThe Guardian

Facebook’s Tommy Robinson ban is all about saving face, not stopping extremismWired

Momo challenge: The anatomy of a hoaxBBC News

Social media fake news fans tensions between India and PakistanReuters



Did IBM overhype Watson Health’s AI promise?Computer World

Reducing health inequities and increasing access to care using AI and blockchainHealthcare



Google must provide details on Nest microphone error BBC News

Facebook finally set to launch ‘clear history’ privacy toolThe Independent

If you don’t care about online privacy, you should read thisForbes 

Predictive algorithms- are they a helpful tool or an invasion of privacy?Sky News



Chinese police use surveillance technology to identify people by their walking styleThe Independent

Limiting your digital footprints in a surveillance stateThe New York Times

Are you being scanned? How facial recognition technology follows you, even as you shopThe Guardian