Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 9 February 2018

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 2nd – 9th February 2018.

Big Data

Smartphone Data Tracking is More than Creepy – Here’s Why You Should be Worried – The Conversation

Elections

UK Sold Spyware to Honduras Just Before Crackdown on Election Protesters –  The Guardian

Health

A Revolution in Health Care is Coming – The Economist

DeepMind Develops AI to Diagnose Eye Diseases – Financial Times

Privacy, Data Protection and Security

How Big Data is Helping States Kick Poor People off Welfare – Vox

Google-Nest Merger Raises Privacy IssuesBBC

When a Breach is Not a Breach – Slate

Regulations

To Protect or Collect?  Germany’s Big Data Divide – Politico

Surveillance

China Using Big Data to Police Small Details of Citizen’s Lives – The Irish Times

What It’s Like to Live in a Surveillance State – The New York Times

Chinese Police Spot Suspects with Surveillance Sunglasses – BBC

 

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