HRBDT Weekly News Circular

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. This summary contains news articles from 10 to 17 March 2017.

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

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is ripe for abuse, tech researcher warns: ‘a fascist’s dream’ – The Guardian

Big Data

Big data unites the study of stars with cancer research – BBC

The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Big Data In 2017 – Forbes

To Fight Snow Storms, Bring Out the Big Data – City Lab


Ex-CIA director Hayden says millennials leak secrets because they are ‘culturally’ different – Washington Post

No, big data did not polarize us – Vox

A political scientist explains how big data is transforming politics – Vox


‘Am I at risk of being hacked?’ What you need to know about the ‘Vault 7’ documents – The Guardian

Documents support fears of Muslim surveillance by Obama-era program – The Guardian

Facebook and Instagram ban developers from using data for surveillance – The Guardian

Kellyanne Conway: ‘microwaves that turn into cameras’ can spy on us – The Guardian

National surveillance camera strategy for England and Wales – GOV.UK

UK public faces mass invasion of privacy as big data and surveillance merge – The Guardian

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


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