Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 4 August 2017

Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 4 August 2017
August 4, 2017 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 29 July 2017 – 4 August 2017.

Cybersecurity

FCC says its specific plan to stop DDoS attacks must remain secret – Ars Technica

Russia: New Legislation Attacks Internet Anonymity – Human Rights Watch

Sweden scrambles to tighten data security as scandal claims two ministers – The Guardian

The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act: A Good Start on IoT Security – Lawfare

Health

Better drugs, faster: The potential of AI-powered humans – BBC

How Big Data Analytics Underpins Every Healthcare Trend – HealthIT Analytics

Privacy & Data Protection

‘Anonymous’ browsing data can be easily exposed, researchers reveal – The Guardian

EU privacy watchdog: Privacy shield should be temporary – EURACTIV

Google Is Matching Your Offline Buying With Its Online Ads, but It Isn’t Sharing How – Slate

Posting children’s photos on social media divides nation – BBC

Surveillance

Palantir: the ‘special ops’ tech giant that wields as much real-world power as Google – The Guardian

Technology

AI Shouldn’t Believe Everything It Hears – MIT Technology Review

Machines Are Developing Language Skills Inside Virtual Worlds – MIT Technology Review

YouTube unleashes Google AI to crack down on extremist content – The Next Web


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