Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 11 April 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  4 – 11 April 2019.



Facebook to use AI to Stop Telling Users to Say Hi to Dead FriendsThe Guardian

UK Businesses Using Artificial Intelligence to Monitor Staff ActivityThe Guardian


Content regulation

Facebook Sorry for ‘Disturbing’ Disabled CommentBBC News

Websites Face Being Blocked in UK by New ‘Online Harms’ RegulatorSky News



Facebook is Changing News Feed (Again) to Stop Fake NewsWired


New Tech

The Creation of the Algorithm that Made the First Black Hole Image Possible was Led by MIT Grad Student Katie BoumanTech Crunch

Project Kuiper: Amazon to Launch 3,000 Satellites to offer Broadband Internet Service from SpaceThe Independent



Bounty Pregnancy Club Fined £400,000 Over Data HandlingBBC News



EU Copyright Revamp Targeting Google, Facebook Set for Approval on MondayReuters

U.S. Lawmakers Propose Bill to Fight Bias in Tech Companies’ AlgorithmsReuters

U.S. Senators Introduce Social Media Bill to Ban ‘Dark Patterns’ TricksReuters

China Wants to Ban Bitcoin MiningReuters

Democrats Draw up Bill that Would Require Tech Platforms to Assess Algorithmic BiasTech Crunch


Social media

Messenger and Facebook, Together Again? Facebook Tests Integrating ChatsDigital Trends

Apple May Take Face ID to the Next Level, Scan Retinas for Increased SecurityDigital Trend


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