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Blog Entry ବ୍ୟବହାରୀଙ୍କ ପାଇଁ ନିରାପତ୍ତା ଓ ଗୋପନୀୟତାର କୋକୁଆ ଆଣିବ ଫେସବୁକର ଫ୍ରି ବେସିକ୍ସ
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Jan 27, 2016 last modified Jan 28, 2016 07:24 AM — filed under: , , ,
This opinion piece in Odia on Facebook's Free Basics App was published in Your Story. The post highlights several user security and privacy that Free Basics is violating apart from violating net neutrality. It also brings the parallel of Airtel Zero and Free Basics with the Grameenphone project by Mozilla in Bangladesh and the worldwide Wikipedia Zero projects.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry କେତେ ମାଗଣା "ଫ୍ରି ବେସିକ୍ସ
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Jan 04, 2016 last modified Jan 30, 2016 11:05 AM — filed under: , , ,
This op-ed was published in Odia newspaper "The Samaja" on January 4, 2016. Sunil Abraham and Pranesh Prakash were quoted.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Facebook’s Fight to Be Free
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 31, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
In India, Mark Zuckerberg can’t give Internet access away.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India, Egypt say no thanks to free Internet from Facebook
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 03, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
ALWAR, India — Connecting people to the Internet is not easy in this impoverished farming district of wheat and millet fields, where working camels can be glimpsed along roads that curve through the low-slung Aravalli Hills.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
A Megacorp’s Basic Instinct
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 04, 2016 — filed under: , , , , , ,
Bolstered by academia and civil society, TRAI stands its ground against FB’s Free Basics publicity blitz.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India bans Facebook’s ‘free’ Internet for the poor
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 10, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
India’s telecom regulator said Monday that service providers cannot charge discriminatory prices for Internet services, a blow to Facebook’s global effort to provide low-cost Internet to developing countries.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India Sets Strict New Net Neutrality Rules
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 11, 2016 — filed under: , , , , ,
In India, advocates of net neutrality have welcomed new rules by the telecom regulator that have blocked efforts by Facebook to offer free but limited access to the web in the country’s fast growing Internet market.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry There is No Such Thing as Free Basics
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Feb 14, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
India would not see the rain of Free Basics advertisements on billboards with images of farmers and common people explaining how much they could benefit from this Firefox project. Because the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has taken a historical step by banning the differential pricing without discriminating services.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Trai upholds Net Neutrality in setback to Facebook’s Free Basics
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 15, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
Trai says Internet service providers will not be allowed to discriminate on pricing of data access for different web services.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Why India snubbed Facebook's free Internet offer
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 27, 2016 last modified Feb 27, 2016 07:49 AM — filed under: , , ,
The social media giant wanted to give the people of India free access to a chunk of the Internet, but the people weren't interested.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media