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Indian Regulator Temporarily Suspends Facebook’s Free Basics

Free Basics, a service by Facebook initiative Internet.org, is having a rough week in India. First, an email campaign by the social media network was criticized for being heavy-handed and misleading.

Facebook’s Internet.org Now Available Throughout India

Internet.org, Facebook’s initiative to provide free Internet services in developing countries, is now available to all Indians through the Free Basics app on Reliance Communication’s network. The

Facebook And Eutelsat Partner To Deliver Internet To Africa From Space

As part of Internet.org, its initiative to bring billions of people around the world online, Facebook will partner with Eutelsat to launch a new satellite that will provide Internet access to parts of

After Internet.org Backlash, Facebook Opens Portal To Court More Operators

Facebook is marking the one-year anniversary of the launch of its Internet.org service, which enables free mobile access to a selection of web services in emerging markets, with a push to bring more m

President Obama: “The Internet Is Not A Luxury, It Is A Necessity”

A lot of people are aware that third-world countries still need Internet access. That's why there's Facebook's sometimes controversial Internet.org. What not a lot of people are aware of is that one o

How To Make The Internet Free In Developing Countries

When most Americans hear the term “net neutrality” their eyes begin to glaze over, confusion sets in, and an almost instant-boredom takes over them. But in an emerging market like India, net neutr

Facebook Brings Its Controversial Internet.org Initiative To Pakistan

Facebook's Internet.org initiative to provide basic internet access for free has been heavily criticized over the past few months, but its business as usual for the U.S. company after its service roll

Facebook Opens Internet.Org To All Developers In Response To Net Neutrality Concerns

Facebook is turning Internet.org, its project to provide free internet to new users, into a platform. The move comes amid criticism of the program's "walled garden" approach to hand-picking services,

Under Fire In India, Facebook’s Internet.org Launches In Indonesia

Facebook's Internet.org program has expanded into Indonesia, a country with a 250 million population, marking its second largest launch in Asia to date.

In Emerging Markets, Internet Blamed For Having Negative Impact On Morality

A new study out this morning from Pew Research takes a deep dive into the impact that Internet access is having on emerging markets, especially in terms of how it’s shaping public opinion. Today

Humans: The Next Platform

Biohacking and transhumanist advances (including nootropics, extended longevity, cybernetic implants, better behavioral and genetic self-understanding) will materially advance our quality of life and

Outernet Joins The Space Race For Internet Accessibility

The space race to launch satellites providing internet coverage to the roughly 4 billion people living in unconnected or nominally connected communities around the world is no longer just the purview

Zuck Says “Sure”, Facebook Would Love To Work With Google On Global Internet Access

Connecting the world doesn’t have to be a cutthroat competition, Mark Zuckerberg signalled on stage at Mobile World Congress earlier today When asked if Facebook’s Internet.org access ini

Opera Adds Free Apps To Its Android Data Savings App Opera Max

Last year mobile browser company Opera launched Opera Max, a data-compressing Android app that let users save money on their mobile data. Now, to drive more usage of the product, Opera is adding anot

Facebook Takes Internet.org And Its Free Mobile Data Services To India

Facebook's Internet.org project to provide basic mobile Internet services for free just took its biggest step to date after it launched in India. The service, which is run by Internet.org with inpu

Internet.org’s App Heads To Kenya, Its Third Country, Offering Free Access To Facebook And Other Services

Facebook isn't holding back getting Internet.org, its app providing free data access to resources and information, into the wild. The service launched in its first market (Zambia) at the end of July,

Facebook’s Internet.org Works With Carriers To Speed Up Networks, Indonesia First

Facebook has long been promoting the the idea of free, zero-rated mobile services in emerging countries to drive more Facebook (and wider mobile data) usage. Now, its Internet.org initiative has 

Internet.org Offers $1M Prize For Apps That Make People In India Want The Web

“A recent survey that we did shows that 69% of people in India who are not connected, if you ask them why they’re not connected, what they say is that they don’t know why the Internet would

Facebook Takes A Stand With Free Access To Women’s Rights Info In Africa

No one should be denied understanding of their human rights just because they can’t afford a mobile data plan. Now women in Zambia won’t be, as Facebook and Internet.org’s new app gi

Internet.Org’s App With Free Access To Facebook, Google, Wikipedia, Local Info Launches In Zambia

85% of the 5 billion people without Internet simply can’t afford data plans. So Facebook’s accessibility initiative Internet.org today launches its Android and web app for the developing w
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