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Facebook renames Internet.org mobile and Web app as Free Basics, platform now supports HTTPS

24/09/2015

After a barrage of criticism targeted at the Facebook-led Internet.org initiative, the company announced today that it will now (...)
After a barrage of criticism targeted at the Facebook-led Internet.org initiative, the company announced today that it will now allow the use of encrypted services without charging data fees. Facebook has also today changed the name of its Internet.org app and mobile website to Free Basics by Facebook. Starting now, users of the app or mobile Web version can navigate to a menu to select free services to add to their list or search for a service by name or description. The Internet.org platform, developed by Facebook, is designed to connect underserved communities worldwide to the internet, providing free online access to basic websites in developing… This story continues at The Next Web After a barrage of criticism targeted at the Facebook-led Internet.org initiative, the company announced today that it will now allow the use of encrypted services without charging data fees. Facebook has also today changed the name of its Internet.org app and mobile website to Free Basics by Facebook. Starting now, users of the app or mobile Web version can navigate to a menu to select free services to add to their list or search for a service by name or description. The Internet.org platform, developed by Facebook, is designed to connect underserved communities worldwide to the internet, providing free online access to basic websites in developing… This story continues at The Next Web
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