Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 11 April

Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 11 April
April 11, 2019 Sabrina Rau
In Weekly News Circulars

Each week The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project prepares an overview of related news stories from the week. This summary contains news articles from  4 – 11 April 2019.

 

AI 

Facebook to use AI to Stop Telling Users to Say Hi to Dead FriendsThe Guardian

UK Businesses Using Artificial Intelligence to Monitor Staff ActivityThe Guardian

 

Content regulation

Facebook Sorry for ‘Disturbing’ Disabled CommentBBC News

Websites Face Being Blocked in UK by New ‘Online Harms’ RegulatorSky News

 

Misinformation/disinformation

Facebook is Changing News Feed (Again) to Stop Fake NewsWired

 

New Tech

The Creation of the Algorithm that Made the First Black Hole Image Possible was Led by MIT Grad Student Katie BoumanTech Crunch

Project Kuiper: Amazon to Launch 3,000 Satellites to offer Broadband Internet Service from SpaceThe Independent

 

Privacy

Bounty Pregnancy Club Fined £400,000 Over Data HandlingBBC News

 

Regulation

EU Copyright Revamp Targeting Google, Facebook Set for Approval on MondayReuters

U.S. Lawmakers Propose Bill to Fight Bias in Tech Companies’ AlgorithmsReuters

U.S. Senators Introduce Social Media Bill to Ban ‘Dark Patterns’ TricksReuters

China Wants to Ban Bitcoin MiningReuters

Democrats Draw up Bill that Would Require Tech Platforms to Assess Algorithmic BiasTech Crunch

 

Social media

Messenger and Facebook, Together Again? Facebook Tests Integrating ChatsDigital Trends

Apple May Take Face ID to the Next Level, Scan Retinas for Increased SecurityDigital Trend

 

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