Facebook, which earlier this year abandoned plans to build its own passenger jet-sized, solar powered drones to provide internet access in remote stretches of the world, is once again pursuing plans to launch satellites to do the job instead.
Facebook has abandoned a key portion of its Aquila project, an effort to build solar-powered, passenger jet-sized drones that would wirelessly connect parts of the developing world to the internet, Business Insider reported on Tuesday.
Facebook is connecting the world to the internet, for better or worse. According to the company’s earnings report for the first quarter of 2018, Facebook has now connected more than 100 million people to its very narrow version of the internet provided by Internet.org.
There is such a thing as too much freedom. If nothing was illegal, people would rob and kill each other! There’s no such thing as too much net neutrality, however. Unless you’re talking to the billionaire son of a dentist who’s trying to make every person on the planet sign up for his internet website.
At the United Nations on Saturday, Mark Zuckerberg declared his intentions to get the entire world
on Facebook online, arguing that internet access is the key to ending extreme poverty.
Soon-to-be dad Mark Zuckerberg just made a big announcement on Facebook, a soul-searching website he created in 2004: “For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day.” Do you know what that means?
The idea sounds flat-out utopian: Free internet! For everyone! Starting in the least-connected countries! Of course, there’s a catch: Facebook’s Internet.org is helping people get online, but their online experience is then controlled by Facebook.
In a video announcing the new Internet.org platform, Mark Zuckerberg’s eyes beam straight through your soul, while he tells you dryly how Facebook is going to fix the internet. “Facebook is watching you…” his eyes say silently. Internet.org, it turns out, is a privacy nightmare.
Mark Zuckerberg means well. Or at least the billionaire says he does in a recent blog post about net neutrality and the Facebook-backed initiative Internet.org. Long story short, publishers in India are pulling their content from the Internet.org app over apparent net neutrality violations, and well, Zuck’s reaction…
Internet.org—the Zuckerberg-backed initiative to make the internet available the world over—has announced that its new app will provide free data access for services like Google, Wikipedia, Facebook, and more.
In its quest to get the whole world online, Facebook's Internet.org project has included partnerships with companies like Samsung and Nokia, as well as with NASA. Now it seems that rumors about Mark Zuckerberg's drone dreams are true, and the social network giant is planning on internet-delivering drones, satellites,…
Having teamed up with Samsung, Nokia, Qualcomm and Ericsson, Mark Zuckerberg has plans to make the Internet available to the entire world (of course he does). If you were in any doubt about how Internet.org plans to do that, you should watch this video interview from CNN's New Day show.
In either a selfless bid to change the world or an unsurprising play to get another billion users on Facebook, good ol' Zuckerberg has announced a new initiative called Internet.org that teams up Facebook with Samsung, Nokia, Qualcomm and Ericsson to somehow make the Internet available to the entire world. There…