Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 22 March 2019

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  15 – 22 March 2019.


Freedom of Expression

Facebook Left Up Video of New Zealand Shootings for an HourThe Wall Street Journal

We’re Asking the Wrong Questions of YouTube and Facebook after New ZealandThe New York Times



Health Apps Pose ‘Unprecedented’ Privacy RisksBBC News

A Doctor’s Hopes for Digital MedicineThe Economist

DeepMind and Google: the Battle to Control Artificial Intelligence1843 Magazine (The Economist)



Trump Says ‘Something Must Be Done’ About Big Tech Alleged Anti-Conservative Bias- While Spending $3.5m in Facebook Political AdsThe Independent

Artificial Intelligence: Algorithms Face Scrutiny Over Potential BiasBBC News

Facebook Changes its Ad Tech to Stop DiscriminationWired



Human Rights Fury as UK Licenses £75m of Spyware ExportsThe Guardian

Inside the Video Surveillance Program IBM Built for Philippine Strongman Rodrigo DuterteThe Intercept

Facebook Acknowledges Concerns over Cambridge Analytica Emerged Earlier than ReportedThe Guardian

Millions of Facebook Passwords Exposed InternallyBBC News

Big Tech Faces Competition and Privacy Concerns in BrusselsThe Economist

Europe’s GDPR Offers Privacy Groups New Ways to Challenge AdtechThe Economist



Why Big Tech Should Fear EuropeThe Economist

Beto O’Rourke Sounds Off On Big Tech Companies Like Facebook, Twitter, and Google, Says Government Needs to Treat Them ‘A Little Bit More Like A Utility’Business Insider

The Inevitability of Tokenised DataTechCrunch


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