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 2 – 9 November 2018.

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


Artificial Intelligence Hits the Barrier of Meaning – The New York Times

Microsoft’s President Says We Need to Regulate Facial Recognition Tech Before the Year 2024 Looks Like the Book “1984”’ – Recode

Inside Facebook’s Fight to Beat Google and Dominate in AI – Wired

AI For Humanity: Using AI to Make a Positive Impact in Developing Countries – Forbes

Fake News and Freedom of Speech

Don’t Want to Fall for Fake News? Don’t Be Lazy – Wired

Here’s a Way You Can Combat Fake News – The Washington Post

Pressure Grows on Zuckerberg to Attend Facebook Committee Hearing – The Guardian

The Case for Less Speech – Wired


NHS’s GP at Hand App ‘No Match for Trip to Doctors’ – The Times


Canadians Up In Arms: Privacy Without Consent and the Dangerous Precedent – Forbes


GDPR a Challenge to AI Black Boxes – Computer Weekly

Here Are Nine Ways Regulation Can Help Us Avoid A Tech Catastrophe – Wired

Chancellor’s Digital Services Tax Will Cut Cash Flow to Big Tech Firms – The Telegraph

Facebook Treated Voters With ‘Disrespect’ Over Data Collection – BBC News


Snowden Warns Israelis of Dangers of State Surveillance– Al Jazeera

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


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