Weekly HRBDT News Circular 14 October 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 October 2019.



Global community pledges $14 billion to step up fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria   – UN News


Algorithms and AI

Why Facebook’s AI guru isn’t scared of killer robots   – The Next Web

The biggest threat of deepfakes isn’t the deepfakes themselves  – MIT Technology Review

Passport facial recognition checks fail to work with dark skin  – BBC


Data Protection

No-deal Brexit data – should firms worry?  – BBC

Facebook encryption: Should governments be given keys to access our messages?  – BBC



The fight to reverse damage caused by MS  – BBC


Social Media

Holy tech! Churches try new ways to connect  – BBC

Julia Gillard: Abuse of women online ‘disproportionate’  – BBC




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