Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 2 March 2018

Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 2 March 2018
March 8, 2018 Manuel Fernandez Sierra

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 24th February – 2nd March 2018.


Artificial Intelligence Could Identify Gang Crimes – and Ignite an Ethical Firestorm – Science Magazine

AI ‘Gaydar’ Could Compromise LGBTQ People’s Privacy – and Safety – The Washington Post

When a Robot Writes Your News, What Happens to Democracy? – CNN


How Companies Scour our Digital Lives for Clues to Our Health The New York Times

New AI System May Help Check TB Spread in India – Times of India

Vodafone to Track Users in Ghana to Halt Spread of Epidemics – The Guardian

Privacy, Data Protection and Security

Europe Seeks Power to Seize Overseas Data in Challenge to Tech Giants – Reuters

A Big Data Dystopia – New Europe


‘Big Data’ Predictions Spur Detentions in China’s Xinjiang:  Human Rights Watch – Reuters

Artificial Intelligence is Going to Supercharge Surveillance – The Verge

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