Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 15 December 2017

Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 15 December 2017
December 15, 2017 Krisztina Huszti-Orban

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 9 – 15 December 2017.

Artificial Intelligence

Can AI Win the War Against Fake News?MIT Technology Review

The Great AI ParadoxMIT Technology Review

The apps helping keep Rio’s citizens safe from crimeBBC

What Can AI Experts Learn from Buddhism? A New Approach to Machine-Learning Ethics Aims to Find OutMIT Technology Review

Data Protection

Ukip to face tribunal over use of data in EU referendum campaignThe Guardian

France proposes age-of-consent rule for Facebook usersReuters

Net Neutrality

False paradise? EU is no haven of Net neutrality, say criticsReuters

Here Are the States That Are Planning to Sue to Protect Net NeutralitySlate

Killing Net Neutrality Has Brought On a New Call for Public BroadbandThe Intercept

Platform Regulation and Intermediary Liability

LinkedIn hosted jihadist lectures, Blair institute revealsBBC

Make Facebook liable for content, says report on UK election intimidationThe Guardian

Tech firms could be held liable for extremism and abuseBBC

The Alt-Right Created a Parallel Internet. It’s an Unholy Mess.The New York Times

The new cold war: how our focus on Russia obscures social media’s real threatThe Guardian

Rights Implications

Digital giants are trading away our right to privacyopenDemocracy

Digital Rights are Human RightsSlate


German court rules against foreign intelligence mass communication surveillanceReuters

Netflix’s ‘creepy’ tweet reminds us all how closely it’s watching usThe Washington Post

Netflix defends A Christmas Prince tweetBBC

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