Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 3 August

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 28 July – 3 August 2018.

Surveillance camera drones and other newsTech by BBC (Video Summary of this week)


How AI can defeat malware that doesn’t even exist yet – Digital Trends

Amnesty International Targeted by Israeli-Made Spyware via WhatsApp – Gizmodo

Homeland Security launches center to combat infrastructure cyberattacksNBC News

Facebook says it found new covert campaign to spread divisive political messagesNBC News

If we fight cyberattacks alone, we’re doomed to failThe Guardian

200,000 routers in Brazil were secretly hijacked to mine cryptocurrency – The Next Web

Top UK banks aren’t using the latest tech to secure transactions – Wired


Dixons Carphone says data breach affected 10 millionBBC

Everything you need to know about Reddit’s recent security ‘incident’The Next Web


Congress Votes to Force Software Makers to Say When Foreign Governments Peep Their CodeGizmodo

Lawsuit: Sweeping Biometric Data Collection Keeps Immigrant Children Locked Up Longer – Gizmodo

US Release of 3D printed gun software blocked – BBC


The crop-spraying drones that go where tractors can’t – BBC

Facebook and Instagram introduce time limit tool to tackle social media addiction – Sky News

The robot controlled by your thoughts – BBC

Google wants to bring free Wi-Fi to Nigeria next year – The Next Web

Using artificial intelligence to fix Wikipedia’s gender problem – Wired

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