Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 25 May

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 May 2018.

Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence

Committee sets the agenda for new algorithmic ethics agency – UK House of Commons

The US military is funding an effort to catch deepfakes and other AI trickery – MIT Technology Review

Microsoft is creating an oracle for catching biased AI algorithms – MIT Technology Review

Making decisions that the computers cannot – The Financial Times


Amazon Pushes Facial Recognition to Police. Critics See Surveillance Risk. – The New York Times

When Passion and Technology Meet – The New York Times

Social Media

Facebook wants your naked photos to stop revenge porn – BBC

Facebook and Free Speech – Just Security

Ireland’s Abortion Referendum Becomes a Test for Facebook and Google – The New York Times

Facebook face-off: EU gets little news from Zuckerberg – Reuters

Four ways your Google searches and social media affect your opportunities in life – The Conversation


GDPR: Tech firms struggle with EU’s new privacy rules – BBC

The UK Adopts Data Protection Act 2018 – Inside Privacy

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