Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 2 March 2018

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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