Weekly News Circular – 3 February 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 28 January to 3 February 2017.

Data and Technology

How Facebook is starting to tackle fake news in your news feed – BBC

Humanitarian Futures for Messaging Apps – ICRC

In a post-truth world, statistics could provide an essential public service – The Guardian

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down – Motherboard


Despite Anti-Profiling Rules, The FBI Uses Race and Religion When Deciding Who to Target – The Intercept


Confronting the End of Privacy – The Wall Street Journal

Fingerprint ID mandatory to register SIMs – Bangkok Post

Japanese court rules against paedophile in ‘right to be forgotten’ online case – The Guardian

Privacy Protection Without Law: How Data Privacy Is Shaped by Market Forces – Forbes


Big Data and Security Policies: Serving Security, Protecting Freedom – The Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy

National Security Letters Demand Data Companies Aren’t Obligated to Provide – The Intercept

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