Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 8 July

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 July – 8 July 2018.


Exclusive: Russia’s telecoms security push hits snag – it needs foreign help – Reuters


Medicine’s blockchainification is imminent, say researchers – The Next Web

Algorithm matches human cardiologists in detecting heart attacks – MIT Technology Review

Amazon deal shakes healthcare sector – BBC

Privacy/Data protection

California’s new online privacy law could be huge for the US – MIT Technology Review

NHS data breach affects 150,000 patients in England – BBC

What tech giants really do with your data – BBC

Facebook reveals its data-sharing VIPs – BBC

Millions of smart TVs in the US are collecting data about you – MIT Technology Review


YouTube and Facebook escape billions in copyright payouts after EU vote – The Guardian

Is Facebook a publisher? In public it says no, but in court it says yes – The Guardian

Facebook accidentally flagged the Declaration of Independence – The Next Web

The battle against deepfake pornography – The Guardian

New guidelines for ‘revenge porn’ crimes – BBC


‘Predictive policing’: Big-city departments face lawsuits – San Francisco Chronicle

Undercover policing inquiry: victims launch legal action – The Guardian


XYZ is a space for practical tools to navigate digital security and privacy from a gender perspective, learn from each other’s activism, inspire one another and co-create – Tactical Tech

Facebook’s latest acquisition is all about fighting fake news – MIT Technology Review

‘China’s Google’ releases its first AI chip – MIT Technology Review

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