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30 мая, 15:29

AI and our health data: A pandemic threat to our privacy | The Listening Post (Full)

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On The Listening Post this week: The pandemic gives big tech firms a chance to access the holy grail of datasets - your medical records. Plus, science journalists and their sources. AI and our health data: A pandemic threat to our privacy Put yourself in the shoes of the NHS, the United Kingdom's tax-payer funded public health service. You treat about a million patients every 36 hours and that is pre-pandemic. The amount of health data you are now churning out is enormous - and you want to harness that data in the fight against COVID-19. So you turn to the private sector and get technology companies to help you do that. Seems to make sense, but here is the issue: Companies with chequered histories over data handling start landing those contracts. And, to date, the British government has refused to disclose the contractual terms. Information does not get any more personal than your health data. And, in the midst of this pandemic, the British public has been left in the dark on where that data is going - and what these companies and the government might be able to do with it, down the road. Contributors: Mona Sloane - fellow, Institute for Public Knowledge, NYU Cori Crider - director, Foxglove Phil Booth - co-ordinator, MedConfidential Bryan Glick - editor-in-chief, Computer Weekly On our radar: Richard Gizbert speaks to producer Johanna Hoes about local television stations in the United States filing the exact same story on the world's largest retailer, Amazon and its handling of COVID-19 in the workplace - plus the major media players in Brazil who are boycotting Bolsonaro's briefings. Science journalism in the spotlight For months now, journalists around the world have been on a crash course in reporting on medical science. They had no experience in covering a pandemic and we have documented some of the shortcomings in their reporting. Now we are turning to journalists with some actual credentials in this field: Science and health reporters. In many cases, they were the first to recognise the dangers of the outbreak in Wuhan, leaving the rest of us to play catch up. Historically underappreciated, and usually underrepresented in newsrooms, science and health reporters now find their expertise is in demand. But their rise to prominence has been accompanied by a new level of scrutiny in the kind of work they do. And their critics are coming out of the woodwork. The Listening Post's Flo Phillips talks to three science journalists about the highs - and lows - of covering the COVID-19 pandemic. Contributors: Helen Branswell - senior infectious disease reporter, STAT News Kai Kupferschmidt - contributing correspondent, Science Magazine Vidya Krishnan - health and science journalist - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

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30 мая, 14:25

Protests across US as cop charged with murder of George Floyd

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Anger is boiling over in cities across the United States for a third consecutive night. From coast to coast, and even outside the White House, protesters are demanding justice over the death of an unarmed Black man at the hands of a white police officer. That officer, Derek Chauvin, has now been charged with George Floyd's murder, but it has done little to dampen the anger. Al Jazeera’s John Hendren reports from Minneapolis, US. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #JusticeForGeorgeFlyod #GeorgeFloyd #GeorgeFloydProtest

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30 мая, 13:44

UK charity services: Volunteers see sharp rise in need for help

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Coronavirus numbers in the United Kingdom may be heading lower, but charities say they are seeing a sharp rise in people needing their services. Many were already struggling to get by before the pandemic. Now, volunteers are trying to help parents with babies who cannot afford nappies, and others going days without food. Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports from Stoke-on-Trent in the UK. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #UKcoronavirus #UKpoverty #UKcharity

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30 мая, 12:44

India and Pakistan face the worst locust attack in decades

Plagues of locusts are devastating large parts of India and Pakistan. Billions of dollars worth of crops have been damaged, prompting fears of food shortages. Pakistan's government says it is the worst infestation in more than 20 years. Al Jazeera’s Elizabeth Puranam reports from New Delhi, India. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #India #Pakistan #LocustOutbreak

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30 мая, 10:52

Renault job losses: French automaker suffers a slump in demand

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French automaker Renault will slash 15,000 jobs worldwide, in a bid to save billions of dollars. Renault has struggled with plummeting car sales because of coronavirus lockdowns, the transition to more electric car production and the fallout from the arrest in 2018 of its former boss, Carlos Ghosn. Al Jazeera’s Natacha Butler reports from a Renault factory near Paris. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #France #Renault #Layoffs

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30 мая, 09:32

US cops break ‘blue wall of silence’ for George Floyd’s death

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Many police officers across the United States have condemned the actions of the four officers involved in the death of George Floyd. But it is just the latest in a series of deaths of unarmed Black men at the hands of law enforcement. Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo reports from New York. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #DerekChauvin #GeorgeFloyd #GeorgeFloydprotest

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30 мая, 09:06

Without a legal trace: Eradicating statelessness in Kyrgyzstan | Talk to Al Jazeera

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When the Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991, newly independent states emerged. These new borders meant that all of a sudden people found themselves on the wrong side - foreigners in a country they called their home, but were unable to prove or formally claim as such. The United Nations refugee agency estimates that at least 280 million people lost their citizenship during the formation of post-Soviet republics, including in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan. Nearly 30 years later, thousands across the region live without any legal trace - many of them having inherited their statelessness from their parents. Azizbek Ashurov is a Kyrgyz lawyer, and founder of the Ferghana Lawyers Without Borders association. He has spent more than a decade fighting for the rights of thousands of stateless people in his country. To access those in need, Ashurov and his team first had to figure out how many people lacked legal identity, and find ways to help them. With an estimated two-thirds of Kyrgyzstan's six million people living in rural areas, the team spent much of their time in the hills and villages of the Ferghana valley which spreads across parts of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. The work has had an effect. The NGO has helped more than 10,000 stateless people in Kyrgyzstan gain citizenship, and some 2,000 children now have access to education, health and a more promising future. Kyrgyzstan is now a leading example of how statelessness can be eradicated - there are no more known cases of people living there without a legal identity. Talk to Al Jazeera travelled to Kyrgyzstan to meet Ashurov and some of the people he has helped. - - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

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30 мая, 08:38

Trump escalates US-China conflict with new sanctions, measures

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Donald Trump is cutting US ties with the World Health Organization (WHO), claiming it is being influenced by Beijing. At a news conference, the president stepped up his anti-Chinese rhetoric, announcing plans to strip Hong Kong of its special status with the US, in response to new security law. Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher reports from Washington, DC. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #Trump #China #HongKongSpecialStatus

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30 мая, 07:43

George Floyd: Cop charged with murder, Minneapolis sets curfew

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A policeman has been charged with murder and the National Guard are on the streets of the United States city of Minneapolis. But across the country, anger over the death of George Floyd, during his arrest on Monday, shows little sign of easing. A curfew has been declared by the city's mayor after three nights of protests. Stores have been looted and burned. On Thursday night a police station, where the accused officer worked, was set alight. Al Jazeera’s John Hendren reports on a day of dramatic developments. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #JusticeForGeorgeFlyod #GeorgeFloyd #GeorgeFloydprotest

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30 мая, 01:30

US police shoot and kill Black people at twice the rate of whites: Report

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A Washington Post investigation shows Black people in the US are being shot and killed by police at more than twice the rate of white people. George Floyd's death is just the latest incident this year. In March, Breonna Taylor was shot eight times by police as she lay in bed. Plain-clothes officers entered her Kentucky home in the middle of the night without warning. It was part of a drugs investigation - but nothing was found in the apartment. This month a Sudanese-American man, Yassin Mohamed, was shot dead in Georgia after several encounters with police. Advocates say he may have been suffering from mental health problems. Also in Georgia, police are accused of delaying the investigation into the February killing of jogger Ahmaud Arbery because one of the suspects has links to law enforcement. Courtney Radsch, advocacy director for the Committee to Protect Journalists, discusses the issue with Al Jazeera. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #BlackPeople #US

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29 мая, 22:24

UN Security Council divided over Hong Kong

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The United Nations Security Council has also voiced concern at China over the national security laws on Hong Kong, requesting an urgent meeting. But China says Hong Kong affairs are China's internal affairs and allow no external interference. Al Jazeera's James Bays reports from the UN headquarters in New York. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #HongKong #China

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29 мая, 22:19

Thousands struggling to make ends meet in Spain

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Thousands of people in Spain have been struggling to make ends meet during coronavirus restrictions. Now they could be a little better off with the government approving plans for a new basic income. Al Jazeera's Marta Herrero reports from the capital, Madrid. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/