Weekly News Circular – 7 April 2017

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 31 March to 7 April 2017.

Hate Speech

Facebook and Twitter could face big fines for hate speech in Germany – Vice News


Can “Digital Therapeutics” Be as Good as Drugs? –  MIT Technology Review

How Machine Learning May Help Tackle Depression – MIT Technology Review

The Role of Health Technology in Lessening Pressure On The NHS – The Huffington Post


Is Digital Humanitarianism All Good? – The Huffington Post

The Use of Mobile Technology for Humanitarian Programming in Syria: Potential and Constraints –  Reliefweb (Report commissioned by the United Kingdom Department for International Development)


Free Police Body Cameras Come With A Price – Future Tense


Facebook’s Algorithms are Destroying Democracy – The Huffington Post

Trump signs repeal of U.S. broadband privacy rules – Reuters

Wiretaps, data dumps and zero days: is digital privacy no longer possible? – The Guardian (video)

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