HRBDT Weekly News Circular

By Krisztina Huszti-Orban

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 19 to 26 May 2017.

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

Content Regulation

The ‘alt-right’ approach to disrupting the media – tech podcast – The Guardian

There’s a technology that could stop Facebook Live being used to stream murders – but it has a cost – The Next Web

To censor or sanction extreme content? Either way, Facebook can’t win – The Guardian

Revealed: Facebook’s internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence – The Guardian

Corporate Surveillance

Google Now Tracks Your Credit Card Purchases and Connects Them to Its Online Profile of You – MIT Technology Review

Health denies exploiting users’ DNA – BBC News

‘Thousands’ of known bugs found in pacemaker code – BBC News


How the tech world would change if net neutrality is abolished – The Next Web

EU states approve plans to make social media firms tackle hate speech – Reuters

Major U.S. tech firms press Congress for internet surveillance reforms – Reuters

Three Reasons Why You Should Care About the Fourth Circuit’s Wikimedia Ruling – Just Security


Technology and big data are helping Cameroonians protect their forests – The Next Web

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

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