HRBDT Weekly News Circular

By Manuel Fernandez Sierra

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 29 September – 5 October 2018.

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


The US is Hastening its Own Decline in AI, Says a Top Chinese Investor – MIT Technology Review

Big Data

Police Use Fitbit Data to Charge 90-Year-Old Man in Stepdaughter’s Killing – The New York Times


Sloan Kettering’s Cozy Deal With Start-Up Ignites a New Uproar – The New York Times

Precision Medicine Moves from Promise to Reality – Scientific American


Google’s Plans for First Wired Urban Community Raise Data-Privacy Concerns – Seattle Times

Fears Coalition’s Encryption Bill Could Destroy Privilege Against Self-Incrimination – The Guardian

Huge Facebook Breach Leaves Thousands of Other Apps Vulnerable – The Guardian


Experts say USMCA Frees Canadian Data — With Unknown Risks – The Washington Post

UK Companies Targeted For Using Big Data to Exploit Customers – The Financial Times


The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies – Bloomberg

Police-Grade Surveillance Technology Comes to the Playground – The Atlantic


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



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