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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Amnesty International Calls Facebook Surveillance An “Unprecedented Danger”

In recent months, Facebook has faced intense scrutiny from regulators and lawmakers around the world for its controversial data and privacy practices. Now, one of the largest and most powerful nonprofit organizations in the world has also weighed in. This week, Amnesty International said the business model of tech giants like Facebook and Google is “inherently incompatible with the right to privacy.” The venerable group also said that these companies’ surveillance poses an “unprecedented danger” to human rights.

You can rad more in an article in the Facecrooks web site at: https://tinyurl.com/uens4wj.

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

1 reply

  1. Hi, I don’t know if this is of interest, lots of implications…
    “Facebook was mystery firm bidding against Google to buy Fitbit, sources say”
    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/26/facebook-was-mystery-firm-bidding-against-google-to-buy-fitbit.html
    When FaceBook first launched publicly (2004-2005), I warned of privacy concerns, after reading their privacy policy. Many years on, and far too late, people are beginning to wake up.
    Same with when Google first ventured into the email provider business in 2004, knew it had massive implications As per this summary by Tutanota.com:
    https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/facebook-google-privacy
    Became sensitized to such issues, due to my own pernicious surveillance and harassment experiences. (Note: My blog is a work in progress. Trying to capture innuendoes and implied threats, and how easily people are co-opted by intelligence agencies, is not easy.)
    Thanks again for this excellent blog. It says it all re: privacy, surveillance, totalitarian state, the death of dissent.

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