Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 8 July

Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 8 July
July 9, 2018 Krzysztof Garstka

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

Disclaimer: The views expressed herein are the author(s) alone.