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discardable. a new report by amnesty international accuses tech giants google and facebook of violating human rights by employing surveillance based business model. to do pharma faces renewed scrutiny after leaked documents reveal the extent of its efforts to suppress negative stories about its widely prescribed opioid painkiller . others a backlash from the jewish community in germany the nazi memorabilia is sold at auction for thousands of euros. terms it is nothing to do with the there's nothing to do for you completely.
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alone a very good this is r.t. internet. google and facebook business models threaten human rights being based on surveillance that's according to a new amnesty international report group alleges the tech giants violate privacy and freedom of expression with all his art he's made in a culture of. amnesty international released a report outlining how facebook and google abuse human rights that it's increasing dominance over the new global public square controlling the main channels the company's surveillance based business model forces people to make a fenced in bargain whereby they are only able to enjoy their human rights online by submitting to a system predicated on human rights abuse their report accuses google and facebook of violating the right to privacy on an unprecedented scale as well as freedom of expression not only does it represent an intrusion into billions of people's private lives that can never be necessary or proportionate but the companies have
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conditioned access to this services on consenting to processing and sharing of their personal data for marketing and advertising directly countering the right to decide when and how i want personal data can be shared with others it also accuses facebook of head and when you pull ation for a political ad targeting the use of micro-targeting for political messaging can also limit people's freedom of expression by creating a curated world view inhospitable to pluralistic political discourse amnesty his report has only confirmed what has long been known as both tack giants have been caught red handed countless times the world's eyes were opened to the risk these tech platforms posed back in 28 by the facebook can break analytical data scandal data from 87000000 people's profiles were harvested and used to micro target and manipulate people for political campaigning purposes and it looks like we're still
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haven't learned all the lessons last week a report on the wall street journal revealed that google partner it with health care provider asuncion to secretly collect and store medical records on millions of patients across 21 states all after the company failed to convince customers to hand. over their medical data voluntarily meanwhile facebook has a vivid lee denied the latest allegations made by the n.s.a. international a person's choice to use facebook services and the way we collect receiver use data all clearly disclosed in acknowledged by users cannot meaningfully be likened to the involuntary enough unlawful government surveillance so is there a way for users to keep their data safe well the reports as there is but it will take out a radical overhaul of the way big tax operates it calls for the alliance data protection loss to make the system more humane but is there
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a place in real life for an internet that has human rights at its core both companies have been challenged on numerous different occasions about their behavior people could look at a number of separate incidents or you could see it as a larger i think call issue poly to do with their attitude towards users and towards dates but also because their business models have been built around the fact that they need to collect that data to offer to advertisers and in order basically to power their business but i think we need broader agreement at a societal level in both continents and elsewhere around the world about exactly how much power wig willing to give to companies with this amount of data it's a concentration of dates or in a few hands that is the major issue here it's only when we have that level of collection of data that it really becomes a threat to our human rights basically or it can also become a threat to many other rights including freedom of speech. israel's prime minister
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benjamin netanyahu has been indicted on charges of bribery fraud and breach of trust the decision comes amid the ongoing political crisis with israel potentially facing a 3rd general election this year alone and you know he's denied any wrongdoing and says he'll appeal the decision and hope to avoid the indictment by passing legislation but the that proved impossible after his failure to form a coalition government following september's elections 1st time a serving israeli prime minister has been indicted. and even that now he's been serving as israel's prime minister is 2009 it's not his 1st time in the job either he previously had the opposition from 96 to 99 he's well known for his close relationship with donald trump and with the help of the u.s. president he's achieved a number of his goals. political
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and security analyst live a rough of its believes the indictment of the country in a very difficult position. it was a very long investigation and we're also in the middle of an electoral process still not over so all together tonight only the waiting for a. legal results to the 1st time that you see that the young history we have such a situation is not very good people don't like it i mean no one likes the situation even the opposition doesn't like the situation is a major or crazies because the state is divided the provisions divided by 2 parts the right and the center left of the 21 day if from today it's not possible unfortunately we have to go to assert rather for actions which is of
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course for you is really not a very good solution. leaked documents in the us have revealed the extensive lobbying by drugmaker purdue pharma to market it's widely prescribed painkiller and downplay the risks the drug is being blamed as a major factor in america's opioid epidemic revelations were made by the investigative media outlet pro publica they include allegations that pretty hard sympathetic experts to appear in leading media outlets defunded think tanks are also accused of writing misleading articles on negative coverage was often challenge by medical analysts with alleged ties to the drug maker to explain all this are to scale a mormon. purdue pharma the corporation that created oxy cotton is generally blamed for the crisis due to their efforts to reorient the medical community and change the narrative regarding the dangers of addiction let's go over a specific example of how they went about doing this in 2004 the new york times ran an article containing this wildly misleading statement regarding the danger of
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addiction contrary to media portrayals the typical oxycontin addict does not start out as a pain patient who fell unwittingly into a drug habit the author of that article is sally said tell a fellow at the american enterprise institute specializing in medical issues coincidentally the american enterprise institute received $50000.00 a year from purdue pharma since 2003 plus an additional 800000 dollars for special events according to documents received by pro publica but it gets better what study did said tell site in order to defend a funder of her institute the national household survey on drug abuse found that among non-medical oxycontin users 98 percent has also used other addictive pain relievers for non medical purposes and more than a 4th had used herring well what they don't mention is that that study was actually carried out by employees and consultants of purdue pharma now sally's to tell says
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she has no idea that her institute was funded by purdue the new york times and the american enterprise institute have denied any wrongdoing but sallies to tell didn't just defend the profits of purdue in the new york times she also did it elsewhere she was quite a media star when it came to propane killer opining. oxycontin does not cause addiction it's abusers are already addicts. the real public health damage here comes from the peach campaign conducted by zealous prosecutors and public interest advocates to demonize the drug itself. this is tragic because oxycontin has been a godsend for millions of patients. only a minority of people who are prescribe opiates for pain become addicted to them and those who do become addicted and who die from painkillers over dues is done to obtain these medications from sources other than their own physicians but media
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spin was just one step for do also funded other organizations to push its agenda of more prescriptions for pain killers the american academy of pain medicine and the american pain society promoted this for example studies indicated it didn't over development of addiction we know people had to use the relief of pain is low furthermore experience has shown the known addicts can benefit from the carefully supervised judicious use of opioids for the treatment of pain for do it rich these donations were made but it defends its position per view has been contacted over the years by policy experts at a variety of think tanks who are seeking additional context on industry issues for their work our engagement has always been appropriate and aimed at providing a science based perspective that the company felt was often overlooked in the larger policy conversation over 400000 americans have lost their lives to opioids since the year 2000 and many more lives have been ruined by addiction it would
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happen r.t. new york. purdue has made billions of dollars selling oxycontin and is now settling thousands of legal cases the lawsuits claim the company aggressively push the drug while failing to be upfront about the risks of addiction and overdose on average one $130.00 americans die every day from overdosing on opioids and 80 percent of heroin users abuse pain killers addiction doctor and 11 he thinks that the influence of companies on think tanks is dangerous. that's typical for producer pharma to try to influence the way that doctors prescribe opioids by going into organizations that they know can influence the way the doctors think about how to treat pain. a little while going to worlds apart in the last 3 decades the european union has
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seen its a large meant as a way of killing at least 2 birds with one stone helping its eastern neighbors to democratise while also keeping them firmly in is your political and diplomatic orbit why the big fail to be the batter wanted to discuss that i'm now joined by ocean publication associate professor at the faculty of political science at the university of belgrade professor always good to talk to you thank you very much for your time thank you for having me on the show now you wrote a lot about the need for a new approach to enlargement and europeanization at least in the western balkans long before it became such a trendy and emotional topic do you think there is something wrong with the model per se or do you think it's the peculiarities of the western balkans that make it difficult to implement but i think definitely it's a peculiarity of western balkans this country is a somewhat different than central europe b. or greece the european countries such as fall on hard very czech republic rose
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lockyer but i think when we speak about the model itself which was basically a conditionality model.


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