GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon)
An acronym for some of the tech companies whose reach and power over practically everybody who might find themselves reading this page whether or not they have any direct consensual relationship with any of them, has long ago exceeded that of the various states which would make their claim upon us. The term is commonly used in Europe.
Footnotes and references
- See, for example this makeuseof.com explainer on the acronym by Harry Guinness