Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 26 April 2019

Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 26 April 2019
April 26, 2019 Sabrina Rau
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  20-26 April 2019.



The new digital divide is between people who opt out of algorithms and people who don’tThe Conversation

How artificial intelligence systems could threaten democracyThe Conversation

Groundbreaking A.I. can synthesize speech based on a person’s brain activity Digital Trends

Apple AI accused of leading to man’s wrongful arrestBBC News


Content moderation/freedom of expression

Hate speech: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube told off by MPsBBC News


ICT companies

Universities under pressure to review Huawei links after warning China could ‘subvert and manipulate’ research – The Telegraph

Facebook says it’s open to advertising u-turn for the EU elections, enabling cross-border campaignsTech Crunch

Huawei: Why UK is at odds with its cyber-alliesBBC News



Sri Lanka attacks: The ban on social mediaBBC News

Huawei leak row: Government ‘cannot exclude’ criminal investigationBBC News

Tiananmen Square protests and China’s fight for internet controlAljazeera



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