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 17 – 24 November 2017.

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

Artificial Intelligence

Digital Assistants- Giving Life To Artificial IntelligenceHuffington Post

Everyone is freaking out about artificial intelligence stealing jobs and leading to war- and totally missing the pointBusiness Insider

Hype Is Distracting Us From Proven Benefits of Artificial IntelligenceForbes

Big Data

47% of IT Pros Say Their Executives are Big Data “Illiterate”Health IT Analytics

Data Protection

Uber data breach includes UK users- but it’s still not clear how manyTechCrunch

Net Neutrality

Net neutrality: why are Americans so worried about it being scrapped?The Guardian

Tech Giants

Facebook adds tool to let people find out if they’ve been unknowingly liking Russian propagandaThe Independent

Facebook allowed racist housing adverts that excluded minoritiesThe Independent

Google has been tracking Android users even with location services turned offThe Guardian

How algorithms are pushing the tech giants into the danger zoneThe Guardian

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



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