Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 9 February 2018

Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 9 February 2018
February 13, 2018 Manuel Fernandez Sierra

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 2nd – 9th February 2018.

Big Data

Smartphone Data Tracking is More than Creepy – Here’s Why You Should be Worried – The Conversation

Elections

UK Sold Spyware to Honduras Just Before Crackdown on Election Protesters –  The Guardian

Health

A Revolution in Health Care is Coming – The Economist

DeepMind Develops AI to Diagnose Eye Diseases – Financial Times

Privacy, Data Protection and Security

How Big Data is Helping States Kick Poor People off Welfare – Vox

Google-Nest Merger Raises Privacy IssuesBBC

When a Breach is Not a Breach – Slate

Regulations

To Protect or Collect?  Germany’s Big Data Divide – Politico

Surveillance

China Using Big Data to Police Small Details of Citizen’s Lives – The Irish Times

What It’s Like to Live in a Surveillance State – The New York Times

Chinese Police Spot Suspects with Surveillance Sunglasses – BBC

 

Disclaimer: The views expressed herein are the author(s) alone.