Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 18 August 2017

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 11 – 18 August 2017.


U.S.blockchain company in tie-up on medical artificial intelligence – ReutersMachine Learning
AI Crushed a Human at Dota 2 (But That Was the Easy Bit) – MIT Technology Review
Teaching A.I. Systems to Behave Themselves – New York Times

Machine Learning

AI Crushed a Human at Dota 2 (But That Was the Easy Bit) – MIT Technology Review

Teaching A.I. Systems to Behave Themselves – New York Times

Online Content Regulation

China’s WeChat, Weibo and Baidu under investigation – BBC
Internet firms shift stance, move to exile white supremacists – Reuters

Privacy & Data Protection

A Proposed Anti-Doxxing Law in the U.K. Could Make Personal Data Less Secure – Slate

EU-funded online privacy tool will protect your data – and help you sell it – The Next Web

Uber agrees to 20 years of privacy audits to settle FTC charges – BBC

U.S.judge says LinkedIn cannot block startup from public profile data – Reuters

Surveillance & Intelligence

Hackers Use NSA Tools to Spy on Hotel Guest Wi-Fi and Steal Their Details – MIT Technology Review
Tech companies urge Supreme Court to boost cellphone privacy – Reuters


Meet the Company That’s Using Face Recognition to Reshape China’s Tech Scene – MIT Technology Review

The music industry uses your social data to predict it’s next big artists – The Next Web

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