Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 2 February 2018

Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 2 February 2018
February 6, 2018 Ayman Alhelbawy
In Weekly News Circulars

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 26 January  – 2 February 2018.

Artificial Intelligence

AI in the Court:  When Algorithms Rule on Jail TimeThe Washington Post

Can Big Data Predict Which Bills Will Pass Congress – The Washington Post


How an ex-YouTube Insider Investigated its Secret Algorithm – The Guardian

Can Facebook Win its Battle Against Election Interference in 2018 – The Guardian


How Your Social Media Betrays Your Mood – BBC News

Amazon Wants to Disrupt Health Care in America.  In China, Tech Giants Already Have – The New York Times

Turn off Messenger Kids, Health Experts Plead to Facebook – The New York Times

Privacy, Data Protection and Security

US Soldiers are Revealing Sensitive and Dangerous Information by Jogging – The Washington Post

Protecting Refugee Data – Raddington Report

Privacy and Security Will be the Big Tech Stories of 2018 – The Irish Times

Tech Giants Brace for Europe’s New Data Privacy Rules – The New York Times


If Workers Slack Off, the Wristband Will Know (And Amazon Has a Patent for It). – The New York Times

UK Court Finds Government’s Surveillance Powers Unlawful – The Intercept

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