Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 20 April

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 14th – 20th April 2018.


Artificial Intelligence Must Be ‘For Common Good’BBC

Cyber Security

Cyber Criminals Earn $1.5 Trillion Through Amazon, Facebook and Instagram ExploitationIndependent


23andMe Wants You to Share Even More Health DataWired

Privacy & Data Protection

Google vs. The Right to be Forgotten: Chips with Everything Podcast –The Guardian

Facebook’s Damage Litigation Drive Hits Trouble in Germany – Reuters

An Update from Google Could Severely Hamper Anti-Censorship ToolsGizmodo


German Court says Ad-Blocking is LegalEngadget

Telegram Ban in Russia Takes Down Amazon, Google, Fifa, Spotify, Nintendo, Twitch and moreIndependent

Supreme Court Tosses out Microsoft Case on Digital Data AbroadNew York Times

Cambridge Analytica Scandal Highlights Need for AI RegulationThe Guardian


Why Police Should Monitor Social Media to Prevent CrimeWired

Bill Gates Backs $1bl Plan to Cover Earth in Video Surveillance SatellitesThe Telegraph


YouTube Ran Ads from Hundreds of Brands on Extremist ChannelsCNN

Under Armour Pulls YouTube Ads in Fresh Extremist Video ControversyThe Telegraph

Robot Chefs are the Focus of New Sony and Carnegie Mellon ResearchDigital Trends

Blockchain May Power Future Elections, but its No Silver Bullet for FraudDigital Trends

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