HRBDT Weekly News Circular

By Baekkwan Park

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.

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

Health

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

Women 

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

Cybercrimes/Cyber-security

Russian hackers tracked Ukrainian artillery units using Android implant—Reuters

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

Development

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

Surveillance

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

Privacy

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.

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