Amnesty International denounces Facebook and Google surveillance in new sweeping report

In a new report, Amnesty International calls for a radical transformation of google and Facebook’s core business model. Surveillance Giants details how the business model, based on surveillance, of Facebook and Google is inherently incompatible with the right to privacy and poses a systemic threat to a range of other rights. According to the report, “the dominance of the companies’ platforms means it is now effectively impossible to engage with the internet without ‘consenting’ to their surveillance-based business model”. According to the Verge, the report calls on governments to pass new privacy and data protection laws and better enforce the ones that currently exist.