Ebola in DRC – In Pictures. More than 400 people have died of Ebola in recent months in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with efforts to contain the outbreak hampered by conflict – and fear of treatment centres. Photographs by Kate Holt/Medair

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But are they ethical? Legal scholar Alison Dundes Renteln is aware that images of suffering are often part of human rights campaigns, and notes the value of freedom of expression. At the same time, she argues for ethical limitations on the right to take pictures

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Tweet Revenge

June 14, 2017

Attendees at the American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions in San Diego this year — many of them young researchers who are active on social media — were surprised to be greeted with the following: “Thanks for joining us at #2017ADA! Photography isn’t allowed during presentations — we’d appreciate it if you’d delete this tweet.”

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In future you may not even need eyes to see. Next year, a blind person in Australia will be the first to receive “bionic eyes” that bypass most of the visual system entirely. Instead, a camera mounted on a pair of glasses will feed information about the world directly to the brain

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