HRBDT News Circular 29 June 2020

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 20 to 27 June 2020.

 

Big Tech

Google Sets Limit on How Long It Will Store Some DataThe New York Times

Ad Boycott of Facebook Keeps Growing –  The New York Times

Apple Announces New Privacy FeaturesThe New York Times

Google says it will no longer save a complete record of every searchThe Guardian

Twitter apologises for business data breachBBC

Have we become too reliant on Big Tech firms?- BBC

 

COVID-19

Big Tech Zeros In on the Virus-Testing Market – The New York Times

Coronavirus: New Covid-19 tracing tool appears on smartphones – BBC

UK virus-tracing app switches to Apple-Google model – BBC

 

Mis/disinformation and hate speech

Fines to be part of regulating social media, says Ofcom – BBC

 

Surveillance

Wrongfully Accused by an AlgorithmThe New York Times

 

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