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 15 – 22 December 2017.

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

Artificial Intelligence

Computer Vision Algorithms Are Still Way Too Easy to TrickMIT Technology Review

If you think AI is terrifying wait until it has a quantum computer brainThe Next Web

New York City Moves to Create Accountability for AlgorithmsProPublica

Data Protection

A Data Management Case to Embrace Artificial IntelligenceDataversity Facebook’s Latest Facial Facebook use of third-party apps ‘violates data protection principles’ – The Guardian

France orders WhatsApp to stop sharing user data with Facebook without consent – The Guardian Netflix and Spotify Ask: Can Data Mining Make for Cute Ads? – The New York Times

Recognition Tools Introduce New Privacy ConcernsSlate

Discrimination

Dozens of Companies Are Using Facebook to Exclude Older Workers From Job AdsProPublica

Net Neutrality

The Next Battleground for Net Neutrality Is Congress. And Republicans Have the Upper Hand.Slate

Who Can Clean Up the FCC’s Net Neutrality Mess?ACLU

Platform Regulation

Facebook ditches fake news warning flagBBC

The scramble for data and the need for network self-determinationopenDemocracy

Perceptive Algorithms Are Battling to Spot More of the Web’s Toxic ContentMIT Technology Review

Political Ads on Facebook Now Need to Say Who Paid For ThemSlate

Policing and Surveillance

Despite Years of Recommendations, Government Still Rewards Bad Policies for Body CamerasJust Security

Facebook reveals rise in official data requestsBBC

Police made ‘appalling’ errors in using internet data to target suspectsThe Guardian

U.S. lawmakers seek temporary extension to internet spying programReuters

GCHQ cyber-spies ‘over-achieved’ say MPsBBC

‘Tis the season for unfettered government access to your dataThe Guardian


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

 

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