Prepared by Ajay Sandhu
Each week the Human Rights, Big Data & Technology Project based at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre prepares an overview of related news stories from the week.
You can follow the HRBDT project on twitter: @hrbdtNews.
This week’s summary contains news articles from the last two weeks.
- Facebook ordered to stop collecting data on WhatsApp users in Germany by Mark Scott, New York Times
- A Week In, the Pardon Snowden Debate Keeps Heating Up by Noa Yachot, ACLU
- Unprecedented and Unlawful: The NSA’s ‘Upstream’ Surveillance by Ashley Gorski and Patrick Toomey, ACLU
- Big data reveals how social media users are talking about Edward Snowden, by Dan Patterson, Tech Republic
- Snowden disclosures helped reduce use of Patriot Act provision to acquire emails by Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian
- Another side of big data: big data for social good by Randy Bean, Forbes
- Who is doing computational social science: trends in big data research by Katie Metzler et al, Sage Publications
- Big data wants your tweets: What is Salesforce.com and why is it crushing so hard on Twitter? By Angelo Young, Salon
- eBay may soon know what you want to buy before you do by Victoria Woollatson, Wired
- US government sues Peter Thiel’s secretive big-data start-up for discrimination by Maya Kosoff, Vanity Fair
- Microsoft’s grand plan aims to make big data intelligence accessible to all by Caroline Donnelly, Computer Weekly
- Big data study casts serious doubts about the extent to which badgers cause TB in cattle, phys.org
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