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Amnesty: Google and Facebook threaten human rights

"in the Same way as governments, the rights of the population to food, clothing and accommodation, you are asked here to put a stop to the uncontrolled surveillance capitalism to an end," said the Secretary-General of Amnesty International in Germany, Markus N. Beeko, to the publication of a report by the organization on Thursday.

Google and Facebook controlled the main channels for the billion people used the Internet, argues Amnesty International. To Facebook the chat services WhatsApp, and Messenger, as well as the photo platform Instagram. Part of Google, the video platform YouTube and the Internet, the group is also developing the dominant Smartphone System Android.

"Ubiquitous Monitoring"

Amnesty International, among others, a Problem that people need to open up for the use of Facebook and Google services access to your data. The business model of corporations based on "ubiquitous Surveillance", it was stated in the report of the organization. "In a first step, the legislature should make it companies prohibit the access to their services depends on whether the users of the collection and use of your personal information for advertising purposes, "agree", called for Beeko.

Google and Facebook, the received user data, to achieve with the help of Algorithms "results in the interest of the company", said Amnesty International. This could be the personalization of advertising, or incentives that kept people in the services. These Algorithms could, as a side-effect of the freedom of expression, prejudice and lead to discrimination, warned the human rights organization. (sda)

Created: 21.11.2019, 02:36 PM

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