Weekly News Circular – 16 December

Weekly News Circular – 16 December
December 16, 2016 Baekkwan Park
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 8 December to 16 December 2016.

Regulation

Beijing Adds Veneer of Legal Legitimacy on Censorship — Human Rights Watch

Surveillance

Twitter blocks government ‘spy centers’ accessing user data – The Guardian

Is Big Brother coming to Germany? – Al Jazeera 

Privacy

UNESCO launches new publication on Human Rights and Encryption, UNESCO

Kenya Court rules HIV data collection – BBC News

Gender Equality

Hackathon in support of LGBT rights provides solutions to the problem of hate-crime data and evidence collection globally – Real Wire

Humanitarian Actions

Disaster drones carry doctors in a package – Clinical Innovation & Technology

The Government of Malawi and UNICEF announce first humanitarian drone testing corridor in Africa – UNICEF

In Sri Lanka, Drones Shed Light on Effects of Severe Drought and Neglect of Waste Management – InterNews

Health

Big Data In Healthcare: Paris Hospitals Predict Admission Rates Using Machine Learning – Forbes

Artificial Intelligence Could Help Prevent Subway Suicide Attempts – Motherboard

Discrimination

Facebook won’t help build a Muslim registry – CNN tech

Data (rather than prejudices) on the spectre of Romanian crime – Open Migration

Technology

Making the Case: The Dangers of Killer Robots and the Need for a Preemptive Ban – Human Rights Watch

For Developing World, 2016 Brought Education, Drones, Big Data – Voice of America

 


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