Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 13 July

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 6 July – 13 July 2018.

Cybersecurity

Phone in the right hand? You’re a hacker! – BBC

Health

Could artificial intelligence replace doctors? – BBC

Privacy/Data protection

Facebook faces £500,000 fine from UK data watchdog – BBC

Australian lawsuit funder files complaint against Facebook, flags suit over privacy breaches – Reuters

Labour bought data on 1m mothers and their children – The Guardian

INSIGHT: Cracking Open a Can of Worms: Why Carpenter v. United States May Not Be the Privacy Decision That Was Needed or Wanted – PrivSec Blog

Facebook says Indonesian user data not misused – Reuters

Another fitness app reveals data that can be used to identify soldiers and spies – MIT Technology Review

Regulation

Trump’s Supreme Court pick: ISPs have 1st Amendment right to block websites – Ars Technica

Facebook removes ‘treason’ as tag to identify users’ interests – Reuters

Twitter is booting more than a million fake accounts a day – MIT Technology Review

Facebook ruling: German court grants parents rights to dead daughter’s account – BBC

WhatsApp begins its difficult battle against fake news in India – The Next Web

Surveillance

Dark web sting leads to arrest of alleged spyware thief – BBC

California malls are sharing license plate data with Ice-linked surveillance firm – The Guardian

iOS 11.4.1 can prevent cops from cracking your iPhone – but there’s a catch – The Next Web

Check-in with a smile: Marriott, Alibaba trial facial recognition at China hotels – Reuters

Technology

Researchers put together a resource list for victims of smart home-aided domestic abuse – The Verge

How these new apps are helping citizens solve their own petty crimes – The Next Web

AI is finding out when the person using your account isn’t you – The Next Web

Facebook’s ‘trustworthy’ news is mostly Anderson Cooper and Fox News – The Next Web


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