HRBDT Weekly News Circular

By Krysztof Garstka

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 22 to 28 July 2017.

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Russia: New Legislation Attacks Internet Anonymity Human Rights Watch

Sweden scrambles to tighten data security as scandal claims two ministers The Guardian

The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act: A Good Start on IoT Security Lawfare

FCC says its specific plan to stop DDoS attacks must remain secret Ars Technica


Privacy & data protection

EU privacy watchdog: Privacy shield should be temporary EURACTIV

Google Is Matching Your Offline Buying With Its Online Ads, but It Isn’t Sharing How Slate

Posting children’s photos on social media divides nation BBC

‘Anonymous’ browsing data can be easily exposed, researchers reveal The Guardian



Palantir: the ‘special ops’ tech giant that wields as much real-world power as Google The Guardian



How Big Data Analytics Underpins Every Healthcare Trend HealthIT Analytics

Better drugs, faster: The potential of AI-powered humans BBC



YouTube unleashes Google AI to crack down on extremist content The Next Web

Machines Are Developing Language Skills Inside Virtual Worlds MIT Technology Review

AI Shouldn’t Believe Everything It Hears MIT Technology Review


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