Weekly HRBDT News Circular 13 December 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 8th to 13th December 2019.


Emotion-detecting tech should be restricted by law – AI Now – BBC

AI expert calls for end to UK use of ‘racially biased’ algorithmsThe Guardian


Big Tech Companies

Facebook wants to integrate Instagram and WhatsApp. The U.S. government may try to stop it – NBC News

The Technology 202: Facebook defends encryption push as lawmakers raise child exploitation concernsThe Washington Post

Google, Apple asked if apps like TikTok must disclose foreign ties Reuters


Data protection

NHS data is a goldmine. It must be saved from big techThe Guardian

On Data Privacy, India Charts Its Own PathThe New York Times


Mis/dis information and hate speech

Italian court orders Facebook to reopen neo-fascist party’s pageThe Independent


Surveillance- facial recognition

Researchers fooled Chinese facial recognition terminals with just a maskThe Verge


UK Election

General Election 2019: How computers wrote BBC election result storiesBBC

Tech Tent: Was it a Facebook election? – BBC

The Technology 202: U.K. elections provide key test for American tech companies’ efforts to fight disinformationThe Washington Post



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