Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 25 May

Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 25 May
May 25, 2018 Vivian Ng
In Weekly News Circulars

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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