Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 8 December 2017

Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 8 December 2017
December 8, 2017 Krisztina Huszti-Orban

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 2 – 8 December 2017.

Artificial intelligence

China’s A.I. Advances Help Its Tech Industry, and State SecurityThe New York Times

Facebook teaches AI to seek out suicidal usersThe Next Web

Google’s Hinton says AI poses new challenges to regulators – Reuters

The Serial-Killer DetectorThe New York Times

Victims of Sexual Harassment Have a New Resource: AIMIT Technology Review


Facebook to Temporarily Block Advertisers From Excluding Audiences by RaceProPublica

How white engineers built racist code – and why it’s dangerous for black peopleThe Guardian

Data protection

EU to intervene in Microsoft’s U.S. Supreme Court data protection caseReuters

UK class action accuses Google of unlawfully harvesting personal dataThe Guardian

Why Microsoft Challenged the Right Law: A Response to Orin KerrJust Security


A New Algorithm Identifies Candidates for Palliative Care by Predicting When Patients Will DieMIT Technology Review

Google Has Released an AI Tool That Makes Sense of Your GenomeMIT Technology Review

Net neutrality

Indian telecom regulator backs open internetReuters

Scrapping FCC net neutrality rules would be a mistakeopenDemocracy

The Demise of Net Neutrality Will Harm Innovation in AmericaMIT Technology Review

Time to release the internet from the free market – and make it a basic rightThe Guardian

Platform regulation

EU warns tech firms: remove extremist content faster or be regulatedThe Guardian

Facebook’s AI wipes terrorism-related postsBBC

German domestic spy agency hits out at Silicon ValleyReuters

Mixed Messages? The Limits of Automated Social Media Content AnalysisCenter for Democracy & Technology

Google to hire thousands of moderators after outcry over YouTube abuse videosThe Guardian


Big Brother looms as U.S. top court tackles cellphone disputeReuters

The UK government spied on human rights groups – now they’re taking it to courtopenDemocracy

UK police to lose phone and web data search authorisation powersThe Guardian

Warrantless Backdoor Searches are Not “Business as Usual”Just Security

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