HRBDT Weekly News Circular

By Shoaib Ehsan

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. This summary contains news articles from 14 to 20 January 2017.

You can follow the HRBDT project on twitter: @hrbdtNews.

Cyber-Security

The Post-Snowden Cyber Arms Hustle—Bloomberg

Digital Divide

The Unacceptable Persistence of the Digital Divide—MIT Technology Review

Technology

Giving rights to robots is a dangerous idea—The Guardian

Scientists say it’s time we discussed creating humans from stem cells—Sciencealert.com

Statistics

How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next—The Guardian

UN Data Forum explores ways to improve and modernize national statistical systems—UN News Centre

Surveillance

UK counter-terror laws most Orwellian in Europe, says AmnestyThe Guardian 

Transparency

Facebook urged to be more transparent over ‘censorship’—BBC


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

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