HRBDT Weekly News Circular

By Sabrina Rau

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 December 2018 – 4 January 2019.

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


Curbs on A.I. Exports? Silicon Valley Fears Losing Its EdgeNew York Times


Because it is the New Year

Tech trends 2019: ‘The end of truth as we know it?‘- BBC

2018: BBC Tech’s biggest stories and what happened next BBC


New Tech

With new autonomous train, Australia is now home to the world’s largest robotDigital Trends

UK invests millions in micro-robots able to work in dangerous sitesThe Guardian



German politicians targeted in mass data attackBBC

Microsoft tests feature to give people control over their personal dataEngadget

U.S. judge dismisses suit versus Google over facial recognition software –  Reuters

Weather app harvests personal data, security experts warnBBC



Google wins U.S. approval for new radar-based motion sensorReuters

Microsoft gets green light from Qatar for global data center: QNAReuters



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


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