technology

Artificial intelligence and big data: Risks and benefits to the HIV/AIDS response

This paper highlights the emergence of new technologies and digital tools and how they challenge human rights in the context of HIV/AIDS. It also focuses on the challenges that HIV/AIDS response faces in this new digital era.

U.S. security at risk, Chinese firm seeks to sell Grindr dating app

Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd is seeking to sell Grindr LLC, the popular gay dating app it has owned since 2016, after a U.S. government national security panel raised concerns about its ownership, according to people familiar with the matter.

Singapore Says Records for 14,200 H.I.V. Patients, Held by an American, Were Leaked

Medical records for 14,200 H.I.V.-positive people in Singapore were obtained by an American and illegally disclosed online, officials said Monday, in the second major data breach of the country’s public health system in less than a year.

Singapore: Unauthorised Possession and Disclosure of Information from the HIV Registry

            Following an alert by the Police, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has ascertained that confidential information regarding 14,200 individuals diagnosed with HIV up to January 2013, and 2,400 of their contacts, is in the possession of an unauthorised person. The information has been illegally disclosed online. We have worked with the relevant parties to disable access to the information.

Israel's Cyber-spy Industry Aids World Dictators Hunt Dissidents and Gays

Haaretz investigation spanning 100 sources in 15 countries reveals Israel has become a leading exporter of tools for spying on civilians. Dictators around the world – even in countries with no formal ties to Israel – use them eavesdrop on human rights activists, monitor emails, hack into apps and record conversations

Biometrics and public health surveillance in criminalised and key populations: policy, ethics, and human rights considerations

Widespread public health surveillance efforts focused on key populations (men who have sex with men, sex workers, people who inject drugs, and others) gather data on population sizes, HIV prevalence, and other information for planning and resource allocation.

Breaking out of our echo chambers: cutting through the noise with creative storytelling about HIV

Analysis of social media use shows that, on the whole, most users tend to engage most with information that aligns to their existing beliefs and perceptions on the world.