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.


How a Machine Learns Prejudice: Artificial intelligence picks up bias from human creators—not from hard, cold logic—Scientific American

Why Oakland Police Turned Down Predictive Policing—Motherboard


From DNA to laws to data, five key tools to combat trafficking in 2017—Reuters

Humanitarian Aid

How USAID is connecting data from 85 countries—Federal News Radio 


China’s Cybersecurity Efforts Could Pose New Challenge for Foreign Firms—the New York Times

4 Information Security Threats that Will Dominate 2017—CIO

US House Judiciary: Encryption Critical to National Interests—Info Security Magazine 


Ava is a Wearable Fertility-Tracking Device – and it’s coming to Europe—Business Insider

Precision Medicine, Big Data Partnerships Will Enhance Treatment—Health IT Analytics

How Big Data Is Being Used to Fight Infectious Disease Threats—Inside BigData


US Government Collecting Social Media Information from Foreign Travelers—The Guardian

Facebook’s Face Recognition Tech Goes on Trial: Class-action lawsuits target the biometric privacy policies of several Internet giants—IEEE Spectrum


Brain Activity is Too Complicated for Humans to Decipher: Machines can decode it for us—Vox

The Math Behind AI, as Explained to Lawyers—Inside Counsel

Alexa a Witness to Murder? Prosecutors Seek Amazon Echo Data—Bloomberg Technology

Disclaimer: The views expressed herein are the author(s) alone.


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