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Wow, FB and Google were explicitly condemned by Amnesty International: "Google and Facebook's insidious control of our digital lives undermines the very essence of privacy and is one of the defining human rights challenges of our era"

amnesty.org/en/latest/news/201

@gueorgui

As a former Amnesty member, I think they have more important things to work on than Facebook and Google.

@Gueorgui Tcherednitchenko 李于啟 @˗ˏˋ Doug Belshaw ˎˊ˗ 🇪🇺☠️✊ While better late than never, one wonders what Amensty has been doing for the last decade or what changed/happened recently that this is only now becoming a concern to them.

@continuum @gueorgui Oh I can perfectly understand why a small org might want to bide its time before coming out with something like this.

@gueorgui You know what, maybe people don't know, but it's not a requirement to use 3rd party trackers to have a website on the net. They're doing that on purpose, so meme doesn't apply. And yes, hypocrisy is self-defeating.

@tagomago Maybe whatever team is responsible for poor implementation choices at Amnesty is not the same team that’s responsible for the actual human rights work? It doesn’t seem productive (or kind) to trash the latter for failures in the work of the former.

@gueorgui Then they should re-assess their web dev services provider to align with their values. Same if some team would be caught collaborating with the Saudi regime. Whatever man. Btw, I've been an AI donor for like 10 years.

@tagomago Hey, after reflecting on it for a bit, I do apologise for my knee-jerk reaction with the comic, it wasn't kind either.

I agree with you that now that they have published the report, they should take a look at their web presence and apply what they learned. However, I don't think that it's productive to demand perfection from any person or org that raises an issue, as by doing this we let go of the momentum created by the issue being raised in the first place.

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@gueorgui w/o reading it all through a question: is that all about *potential* problems, or *actual* ones? ("It can be used as" vs. "They've done that.", especially in Google's case.)

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