Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 6 April

Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 6 April
April 10, 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 31st March – 6th April 2018.

A.I.

AI ‘Poses Less Risk to Jobs Than Feared’ says OECD – BBC

Health

Facebook Hits the Brakes on Creepy Project to Access Your Patient Data from Hospitals – The Next Web

Privacy, Data Protection and Security 

Facebook Suspends Canadian Firm AggregateIQ over Data Scandal – Reuters

Facebook Apologises for Storing Draft Videos Users Thought They Had Deleted – The Guardian

Facebook Confirms it Spies on Your Messenger Conversations – The Next Web

Grindr Sets Off Privacy Firestorm After Sharing Users’ H.I.V.-Status Data – NY Times

Card Data Stolen From 5 Million Saks and Lord & Taylor Customers – NY Times

Regulation

Now China Wants to Clean Up its Social Media, Too – MIT Technology Review

Russia Asks Facebook to Explain Curbs on Some Media Accounts: RIA – Reuters

Russia Files Lawsuit to Block Telegram Messaging App – Reuters

Twitter Bans 270,000 Accounts for ‘Promoting Terrorism’ – The Guardian

Facebook Among 30 Organisations in UK Political Data Inquiry – The Guardian

Surveillance

Mystery Stingray Devices Discovered in Washington – BBC

‘Big Brother’ in India Requires Fingerprint Scans for Food, Phones and Finances – NY Times

Technology

This Company Can Encode Your Favorite Song in DNA—for $100,000 – MIT Technology Review

Facebook’s Disappearing Message Saga is the Act of a Company in Turmoil – MIT Technology Review

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