Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 10 May 2019

Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 10 May 2019
May 10, 2019 Ayman Alhelbawy

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 3 – 10 May 2019.


Safer or Sinister? From Mall to Hall, Big Brother Is WatchingThe Daily Star

Google Vows Greater User Privacy, After Decades of Data CollectionWashington Post

FEATURE-From Mall to Hall, Big Brother is Watching YouReuters

Alibaba-Backed Facial Recognition Startup Megvii Raises $750 MillionTechCrunch

Researchers Have Few Guidelines When It Comes To Using Your Data EthicallyForbes



Data Breaches a ‘Time Bomb’, Warns Security ReportBBC news

Facebook Co-Founder, Chris Hughes, Calls for Facebook to be Broken UpTechcrunch

Yolo: Viral Snapchat App Raises Abuse ConcernsBBC News

Facebook’s ‘Fake News’ Problem Won’t be Solved by Banning Right-Wing, Anti-Semitic TrollsUSA Today



Facial Recognition System Rollout Was Too Rushed, Queensland Police Report RevealsABC News

China Uber-Rates Its Citizens… A Harmless Nudge? Or Sinister Surveillance Society?Telegraph

Surveillance States Tracking Your ‘Social Good’ Could Become Normal for All and China is Already Trialling ItMetro

Facial Recognition Wrongly Identifies Public as Potential Criminals 96% of Time, Figures RevealIndependent


Disclaimer: The views expressed herein are the author(s) alone.