Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 19 October

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 12 – 19 October 2018.


 Artificial Intelligence Is Learning to Keep Learning   – Scientific American

 The World of A.I. The New York Times

 Big data

 How campaigns are using marketing, manipulation, and “psychographic targeting” to win elections—and weaken democracy  – The New Republic

 How tech employees are pushing Silicon Valley to put ethics before profitVOX

 The Harm That Data Do Scientific American


 Big Data and the End of Painful, Invasive Medical Procedures Wired


 Ancestry DNA databases can be used to find you — even if you don’t sign up Vox

 Facebook hack victims will not get ID theft protection  BBC

 UK seeks to secure smart home gadgetsBBC


 Facebook Admits its Camera-Equipped Listening Device can Collect your Data for AdsThe Independent

 U.S. Credit Card Giants Flout India’s New Law on Personal DataThe New York Times

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