Weekly News Circular – 23 December

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 16 December to 23 December 2016.

Human Rights and Technology

Technology: force for progress, or tool of repression?—Amnesty International

UK-Based Greek Scientists Help Develop AI ‘Judge’ that Predicts European Court Rulings—GeekReporter.com

The UN Will Finally Decide In 2017 If Armies Can Use ‘Killer Robots’—HuffPostTech


Microsoft Takes on Blindness, Eye Care with AI, Machine Learning—HealthIT Analytics

Machine Learning-as-a-Service Poised for Healthcare Growth—HealthIT Analytics

In Search of Better Flu Forecasting—GCN

Big data helps track opioid-fueled HIV outbreak—Digital Journal


Study: ‘Uberisation’ of domestic work not necessarily empowering women—Humanosphere


Russian hackers tracked Ukrainian artillery units using Android implant—Reuters

Netizen Report: Discussion Platform Founder Arrested in Tanzania—Global Voices


Building a Big Data Research Agenda in Indonesia for 2017—UN Global Pulse


EU ruling means UK snooper’s charter may be open to challenge—The Guardian 

Police’s secret cellphone-surveillance tool can also block calls by the innocent—The Kansas City Star


Users Say Privacy Not Taken Seriously By Evernote—TrendinTech

Researchers find wearables pose risks to consumer privacy—Health Data Management

Protect ourselves from the hidden algorithms that influence our lives—the Conversation

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