Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 4 January 2019

Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 4 January 2019
January 8, 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  22 December 2018 – 4 January 2019.

AI

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

 

Privacy

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

 

Surveillance

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

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

 

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