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Mark Zuckerberg Can't Have It Both Ways on Net Neutrality | WIRED
Issie Lapowsky writes on Wired about how Mark Zuckerberg can’t have it both ways on net neutrality, as Internet.org will have to be distinctly un-neutral by deciding who gets to be zero-rated on their platform, and users will only have access to a tiny fraction of what’s available on the world wide web.
web  access  indie  indieroundup  netneutrality  internetorg  facebook  24apr15 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Poor internet for poor people: why Facebook’s Internet.org amounts to economic racism
Summary: A very powerful article from Mahesh Murthy on how Facebook’s Internet.org amounts to economic racism: “In every way, from exploiting the poor, to being a restrictive trade practice because startups will not have a chance to be discovered by users via word of mouth because they cannot afford the placement fees, to simply denying the wonder and the width of the internet to the young and knowledge-hungry – this practice is terrible.”
india  netneutrality  internetorg  internet  access  indie  indieroundup  24apr15 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Internet.org is a failed exercise in misdirection
Summary: Doc Searls responds to Zuckerbergs response to internet.org criticism in India. And explains how internet.org is anti net-neutrality (and his main problem with internet.org is the misleading nature of the name.)
zerorating  facebook  indieroundup  24apr15  searls  indie  internetorg  netneutrality 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
Facebook will bring free internet to Europe, says Mark Zuckerberg - News - Gadgets and Tech - The Independent
In response to a question about whether the project would be rolled out “even in Europe”, Zuckerberg said that he did.

"Yes, we want to bring Internet.org everyone where there are people who need to be connected,” he wrote. “We're starting off by prioritizing the countries with the most unconnected people and by working with network operators and governments who are most excited about working with Internet.org to get everyone online in their countries."
facebook  internetorg  indie  indieroundup  netneutrality  zerorated  17apr15 
april 2015 by laurakalbag
matiasinsaurralde/facebook-tunnel
I'm from Paraguay, South America. Our country was chosen for the Internet.org campaign: "free Internet access in developing countries". TIGO, one of the biggest telcos here, negotiated a deal so you can have free Facebook access through them. We all know that the Internet is about accessing many places, etc. So I feel this campaign as a serious limitation.
facebook  tunnel  internetorg  zerorated  colonialism  indie  indieroundup  17apr15 
april 2015 by laurakalbag

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