Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 13 April

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 7th – 13th April 2018.

Cyber Security

Standards Milestone Could Mark Beginning of End of PasswordsTech News World

‘Dark web’ Targeted in Crime Crackdown by GovernmentSky News


“Robotic Surgeon” at Broomfield Hospital, ChelmsfordBBC


Transcript of Zuckerberg’s Appearance Before House CommitteeThe Washington Post

2 Days, 10 Hours, 600 Question: What Happened When Zuckerberg Went to WashingtonNew York Times

Instagram to Let Users Download Everything They Have Ever SharedThe Guardian

Businessman Wins ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ on Google in ‘Unprecedented’ RulingSky News


Russia Orders Immediate Block of Telegram Messaging AppThe Verge

Lawmakers Agree Social Media Needs Regulation, but Say Prompt Federal Action is UnlikelyThe Washington Post

Zuckerberg Faces Hostile Congress as Calls for Regulation MountThe New York Times

‘Racism is Fine on Our Site’, Says Reddit’s Chief ExecutiveSky News


Singapore to Test Facial Recognition on Lampposts, Stoking Privacy FearsReuters


Cloudflare’s Plan to Protect the Whole Internet Comes into FocusWired

Google Poised to Emerge Unscathed from European Antitrust CrackdownReuters

TED 2018- Fake Obama Video Creator Defends InventionBBC

Diplomacy Has Been ‘Weaponized with Memes, Trolling, Online Polls’ – NBC News

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