Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 24 August

Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 24 August
August 28, 2018 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 18 – 24 August 2018.

Drones aid war on drugs and other news – BBC (Video Summary of this week’s tech news)

Cybersecurity

How FireEye Helped Facebook Spot a Disinformation CampaignNew York Times

Microsoft claims win over ‘Russian political hackers’BBC

Health

Russia trolls ‘spreading vaccination misinformation’ to create discord – BBC

Privacy/Data Protection

Data dump: China sees surge in personal information up for saleReuters

Facebook gives users trustworthiness score – BBC

Regulation

‘Amazon tax’ on revenues would help to level the playing fieldThe Guardian

Europe’s new data law upends global online advertisingReuters

Facebook and Twitter remove accounts linked to Russia and Iran campaigns BBC

UK opposition Labour proposes tax on tech giants in media shake-upReuters

Technology

AI is the future – but where are the women?WIRED

Drones hunt cocaine farms in Colombia – BBC

How talking machines are taking call centre jobs BBC


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