A new report from Amnesty International warns the business model of Google and Facebook 'threatens human rights'. The lead author of the study Joe Westby says it is impossible to be online "without coming under their corporate surveillance machine".
Amnesty International said in a report that Facebook and Google's "surveillance-based business model" is inherently incompatible with the right to privacy. The NGO urged governments to take action.
After leaked documents revealed details about China's internment of Muslim Uighurs, Germany's foreign minister urged Beijing to uphold human rights. German carmaker VW, meanwhile, has defended its presence in China.
The EU is "ready to respond" to US threats to impose tariffs of up 100% on French imports, including wine and cheese. The move came in retaliation to a digital tax set to hit US giants Google, Amazon and Facebook.
Pope Francis has called on Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and Google, among others, to step up efforts to remove child pornography from the internet. He also said it is too easy for youngsters to access indecent material.
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