Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 13 July

Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 13 July
July 16, 2018 Krzysztof Garstka

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 6 July – 13 July 2018.

Cybersecurity

Phone in the right hand? You’re a hacker! – BBC

Health

Could artificial intelligence replace doctors? – BBC

Privacy/Data protection

Facebook faces £500,000 fine from UK data watchdog – BBC

Australian lawsuit funder files complaint against Facebook, flags suit over privacy breaches – Reuters

Labour bought data on 1m mothers and their children – The Guardian

INSIGHT: Cracking Open a Can of Worms: Why Carpenter v. United States May Not Be the Privacy Decision That Was Needed or Wanted – PrivSec Blog

Facebook says Indonesian user data not misused – Reuters

Another fitness app reveals data that can be used to identify soldiers and spies – MIT Technology Review

Regulation

Trump’s Supreme Court pick: ISPs have 1st Amendment right to block websites – Ars Technica

Facebook removes ‘treason’ as tag to identify users’ interests – Reuters

Twitter is booting more than a million fake accounts a day – MIT Technology Review

Facebook ruling: German court grants parents rights to dead daughter’s account – BBC

WhatsApp begins its difficult battle against fake news in India – The Next Web

Surveillance

Dark web sting leads to arrest of alleged spyware thief – BBC

California malls are sharing license plate data with Ice-linked surveillance firm – The Guardian

iOS 11.4.1 can prevent cops from cracking your iPhone – but there’s a catch – The Next Web

Check-in with a smile: Marriott, Alibaba trial facial recognition at China hotels – Reuters

Technology

Researchers put together a resource list for victims of smart home-aided domestic abuse – The Verge

How these new apps are helping citizens solve their own petty crimes – The Next Web

AI is finding out when the person using your account isn’t you – The Next Web

Facebook’s ‘trustworthy’ news is mostly Anderson Cooper and Fox News – The Next Web


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