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Amnesty International accuses Facebook, Google of human rights abuses

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Amnesty
International issued a scathing indictment of the world’s dominant
internet corporations, arguing in a new report that Google and
Facebook should be forced to abandon what it calls their
surveillance-based business model because it is “predicated on
human rights abuse.” The London-based global rights group said in
the 60-page report published Thursday that the business model of what
it calls the “Surveillance Giants” is “inherently incompatible
with the right to privacy.” Google and Facebook likewise threaten a
range of other rights, including freedom expression and the right to
equality and non-discrimination, the group said. The report said the
company’s practice of vacuuming up personal data in order to feed
voracious advertising businesses represents an unprecedented assault
on privacy rights. It says the companies force people to make a
“Faustian bargain” to share their data in order to access Google
and Facebook services that have grown to dominate the global public
square.

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