HRBDT News Circular 18 May

The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project has prepared an overview of related news stories from the week. This summary contains news articles from 8 – 15  May 2020.


Big Tech

Naomi Klein: How big tech plans to profit from the pandemicThe Guardian


Contact tracing apps

NHSX ‘working on second tracing app using Apple and Google tech– Digital Health

NHS preparing to roll out Covid-19 contact-tracing app by end of MayThe Guardian

Contact tracing apps pose huge privacy risks, human rights group warnsThe Telegraph

Apple, Google Start to Win Over Europe to Their Virus-Tracking Technology– Wall Street Journal

Forget Apple And Google: Contact-Tracing Apps Just Dealt Serious New Blow– Forbes


Digital Divide

Digital Transformation And Digital Divide Post COVID-19– Forbes

Millions risk being locked out of Covid-19 contact tracing appThe Guardian



How Tech Is Being Used To Support Self-Isolation In A Pandemic– Forbes



Facebook’s AI is still largely baffled by covid misinformationMIT Tech Review

As Facebook Moderates Covid-19 Misinformation With AI, Advertisers Navigate Brand Safety During The Crisis– Forbes


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