Facebook reportedly was in talks to buy Fitbit before Google was
But Google offered twice as muchIt’s not entirely clear what happened with Facebook’s talks, but it’s likely the money played a big part. According to The Information’s report, Facebook was offering Fitbit roughly half of what Google ended up paying, which seems to have swayed the decision in Google’s favor.
Amnesty International in a report has said tech giants Facebook and Google should be forced to abandon what it calls a "surveillance-based business model " that is Google and Facebook also present a threat to other human rights , including freedom of expression and the right to equality and
The data-collection business model fueling Facebook and Google represents a threat to human rights around the world, Amnesty International said in a report Wednesday. The organization argued that offering people free online services and then using information about them to target
The data-collection business model fueling Facebook and Google represents a threat to human rights around the world, Amnesty International said in a report Wednesday.
The organization argued that offering people free online services and then using information about them to target money-making ads imperils a gamut of rights including freedom of opinion and expression.
"Despite the real value of the services they provide, Google and Facebook's platforms come at a systemic cost," Amnesty said in its report, "Surveillance Giants."
"The companies' surveillance-based business model forces people to make a Faustian bargain, whereby they are only able to enjoy their human rights online by submitting to a system predicated on human rights abuse."
Amnesty accuses Burmese army of new "war crimes" in Rakhine State
Burmese army guilty of "war crimes", "Extrajudicial executions" and "torture" against a rebel armed faction of the Rakhine state in western Burma, Amnesty International denounced Wednesday. Amnesty said in a report that it has "new evidence" that the Burmese army is currently guilty of "war crimes and other human rights violations" against the Rakhine ethnic group.
Burmese Army guilty of "war crimes", "extrajudicial executions" and "torture" of a rebel armed faction of Rakhine State in western Burma, denounced Wednesday Amnesty International.
The region, the scene of the Rohingya drama, has for several months been experiencing a resurgence of fighting between the Burmese military and the rebels of the army of Arakan (AA), which is fighting for more autonomy for the Buddhist population ( called Rakhine or Arakan).
Amnesty said in a report that it has "new evidence" that the Burmese army is currently guilty of "war crimes and other human rights violations" against the Rakhine ethnic group. The humanitarian organization lists in this report cases of "extrajudicial executions", "arbitrary arrests", "torture" and "enforced disappearances".
The document, based on dozens of testimonies from different ethnic groups, photographs, videos and satellite images, mentions seven attacks by the army against this ethnic group in which fourteen civilians were killed and dozens others injured.
The army "terrorizes civilians," said Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty director for Southeast Asia.
The NGO accuses the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi of "keeping silent" on these abuses and blocking the delivery of medicines and food as well as the access of humanitarian organizations to the region.
Amnesty notes, however, that even though the majority of the violence is committed by the military, AA rebels have also "abused civilians", including sending letters and letters to local officials and businessmen. balls.
The violence of the Burmese army and Buddhist militias against Rohingyas, described as "genocide" by UN investigators, has pushed more than 740,000 of them since August 2017 to flee to Bangladesh.
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Facebook working on own operating system to run AR glasses .
Facebook is exploring the possibility of designing its own software to power augmented reality glasses, which would free it from dependence on Google's Android operating system, the company confirmed Thursday. It would also allow Facebook to avoid dependency on Google for Android software updates. A spokeswoman told AFP the California-based social media giant was working on the project and that options include potentially collaborating with other companies, information initially revealed by tech news website The Information.