Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 25 August 2017

Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 25 August 2017
August 25, 2017 Krzysztof Garstka

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

Disclaimer: The views expressed herein are the author(s) alone.