Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 23 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 17th – 23rd March 2018.


How the AI Cloud Could Produce the Richest Companies Ever – MIT Technology Review

Uber Self-driving Crash: Footage Shows Moment Before Impact – BBC


Threat of Russian Cyber Reprisal Puts UK Finance, Power and Water on High Alert  – The Guardian


AI Can Spot Signs of Alzheimer’s Before Your Family Does – MIT Technology Review

Scientists Develop Brain Scanner in a Helmet  – Reuters

AI Could Alleviate China’s Doctor Shortage  – MIT Technology Review

Privacy, Data Protection and Security 

Part 1 – Cambridge Analytica

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Speaks Out Over Cambridge Analytica ‘Breach’ – BBC

How to Manipulate Facebook and Twitter Instead of Letting Them Manipulate You – MIT Technology Review

For Many Facebook Users, a ‘Last Straw’ That Led Them to Quit – New York Times

Australia’s Major Parties Defend Privacy Exemption over Cambridge Analytica – The Guardian

Part 2 – General

Privacy and Civil Liberties under the CLOUD Act: A Response – Just Security

Minister Forced to Change His Own App After Data-mining Complaints – The Guardian

Commonwealth Games Wifi Service Will Mine Visitors’ Facebook Data  – The Guardian


YouTube Will Ban Some Gun Videos – New York Times

YouTube is Banning Gun Videos. Now They’re Reappearing on Pornhub – The Next Web

Tech Giants Express Concern over Singapore Plan to Fight Fake News – Reuters

Technology Giants Face European ‘Digital Tax’ Blow – BBC


U.S. Spending Bill Includes Bid to Solve International Email Privacy Impasse – Reuters

Board Bill 66 Puts Police Surveillance Under Public Scrutiny – St Louis American

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