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 21 to 28 April 2017.

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


In the age of ‘Big Data,’ United Airlines shows how human dignity suffers (Commentary) – Syracuse

Artificial Intelligence

Tech firms race to spot video violence – Reuters

Hate Speech

Google search changes tackle fake news and hate speech – BBC


Deep Learning Is a Black Box, but Health Care Won’t Mind – MIT Technology Review

Smartphone-Controlled Cells Could Pump Insulin for Diabetics – MIT Technology Review

Information Security

James Comey’s Twitter Security Problem Is Your Problem, Too – MIT Technology Review


Broad Warrantless Surveillance Threatens to Undermine the Criminal Justice System – Just Security

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

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