Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 11 May

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 5 May – 11 May 2018.


Is Your Script Gender-Balanced? Try This TestThe New York Times


Met Police ‘Gangs Matrix’ Not Fit for Purpose – BBC

Aided by Palantir, the LAPD Uses Predictive Policing to Monitor Specific People and NeighborhoodsWired


Opportunities and Threats to Human Rights Inherent in Technological AdvancesNew Zealand Human Rights Commission

Artificial Intelligence for the American PeopleThe White House

U.S. ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules will Expire on June 11: FCC – Reuters

Social Media and Content Regulation

Google Bans Online Ads on Abortion Referendum – The Irish Times

Facebook Ads – Exposing Russia’s Effort to Sow Discord Online: The Internet Research Agency and Advertisements – US House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Democrats

Facebook to Step Up Verification of Contentious AdsThe Financial Times

Facebook Asks European Users Which News Sources They TrustReuters

Technology and Security

Popular encrypted email standards are unsafe – European researchers – Reuters

Google to warn when humans chat with convincing bots – BBC

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