HRBDT Weekly News Circular

By Amy Dickens

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 31 March to 7 April 2017.

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

Hate Speech

Facebook and Twitter could face big fines for hate speech in Germany – Vice News

Health

Can “Digital Therapeutics” Be as Good as Drugs? –  MIT Technology Review

How Machine Learning May Help Tackle Depression – MIT Technology Review

The Role of Health Technology in Lessening Pressure On The NHS – The Huffington Post

Humanitarian

Is Digital Humanitarianism All Good? – The Huffington Post

The Use of Mobile Technology for Humanitarian Programming in Syria: Potential and Constraints –  Reliefweb (Report commissioned by the United Kingdom Department for International Development)

Policing

Free Police Body Cameras Come With A Price – Future Tense

Privacy

Facebook’s Algorithms are Destroying Democracy – The Huffington Post

Trump signs repeal of U.S. broadband privacy rules – Reuters

Wiretaps, data dumps and zero days: is digital privacy no longer possible? – The Guardian (video)


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

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