Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 25 August 2017

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 18 – 25 August 2017.


Sickle-Cell Patients See Hope in CRISPR – MIT Technology Review

Zipline Expands Drone Delivery of Medical Supplies – MIT Technology Review

Machine Learning

Amazon Has Developed an AI Fashion Designer – MIT Technology Review

Climate-Change Research Is Getting a Big Dose of AI – MIT Technology Review

Google and ProPublica launch machine learning tool to track hate crime in America – The Next Web

Online Content Regulation

Facebook’s Bar for Banning Speech Seems to Get a Lot Lower When Its Users Insult Mark Zuckerberg – Slate

Unable to get a domain, racist Daily Stormer retreats to the Dark Web – Ars Technica

YouTube Removes Videos Showing Atrocities in Syria – NY Times

Privacy and Data Protection

Indian Supreme Court in landmark ruling on privacy – BBC

UK seeks early deal with EU on post-Brexit data sharing – The Guardian

You can be forgotten by Google, but not the British Library – The Next Web


Feds drop demand for 1.3 million IP addresses that visited anti-Trump site – Ars Technica

French firm offered spyware to ‘find out if your son is gay’ – BBC


Elon Musk leads 116 experts calling for outright ban of killer robots – The Guardian

Estonia is looking into starting its own national cryptocurrency – The Next Web

Merging big data and AI is the next step – The Next Web

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