Amnesty International latest to slam surveillance giants Facebook and Google as “incompatible” with human rights – TechCrunch

Human rights charity Amnesty International is the latest to call for reform of surveillance capitalism — blasting the business models of “surveillance giants” Facebook and Google in a new report which warns the pair’s market dominating platforms are “enabling human rights harm at a population scale”. “[D]despite the real value of the services they provide, […]

Iran sentences 6 conservationists to prison in internationally criticized trial as unrest continues

Iran sentences 6 conservationists to prison in internationally criticized trial as unrest continues

Six conservationists working to save the critically endangered Asiatic cheetah have been sentenced to prison on internationally criticized espionage charges in Iran, activists said Thursday, even as protests and unrest continue in parts of the country amid a government-imposed internet shutdown. The case against members of the nonprofit Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation show how spying […]

China ready to ‘fight back’ over US Hong Kong Bill

China ready to ‘fight back’ over US Hong Kong Bill

BEIJING: China resolutely opposes US lawmakers’ passing of a Hong Kong human rights Bill and will never allow anyone to destroy Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability, senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said on Thursday (Nov 21). The Bill “indulges violent criminals” and aims to “muddle or even destroy Hong Kong”, Wang said. Advertisement Advertisement China’s foreign […]

Sri Lanka’s ruling siblings: New president swears in his brother as PM

Sri Lanka’s ruling siblings: New president swears in his brother as PM

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s newly elected president Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday swore in his elder brother, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, as prime minister, cementing the powerful family’s political comeback. Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his brother and former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was appointed as the new Prime Minister, gesture during the swearing […]

Trump impeachment inquiry: key moments from Sondland’s explosive testimony – video | US news

Trump impeachment inquiry: key moments from Sondland’s explosive testimony – video | US news

Day four of impeachment hearings saw the most explosive testimony so far as Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union, claimed Donald Trump had directed a quid-pro-quo with Ukraine through his personal lawyer Rudi Giuliani. Sondland asserted that an Oval Office meeting with Trump was conditional on Ukraine announcing investigations into Burisma, a […]

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