Facebook’s Internet.org Reap Project Controversy
As many as 67 digital rights groups in the world to voice their protest against the Internet.org project developed by Mark Zuckerberg. Opposition to the project developed the Facebook founder Internet.org, Mark Zuckerberg, was further increased and spread in various countries.
As many as 67 digital rights groups, including i Freedom of Uganda, Usuarios Digitales Ecuador and ICT Watch from Indonesia, has signed a letter of protest to Zuckerberg.
They say Internet.org threatens privacy, freedom of expression, as well as the principle of neutrality of the internet.
However, defending the project’s Facebook.
“We believe with more and more people can access the internet, they will see its benefits and would like to use the services of others,” said a spokesman for Yogya Post by an email.
“We believe this goal so we have teamed up with mobile service providers to offer basic services to the community at no charge. We are sure that new users will want more access and want to pay for a service that more diverse.”
Internet.org open access for mobile network operator partners to use a number of online services without having to pay for internet service.
Services provided free of charge include Wikipedia, the site belonged to the UNICEF Facts for Life, BBC News, Facebook, Accuweather and several choices of local news and sports results provider.
To access this facility, customers must use a specific Android apps, websites, Facebook applications to Internet.org Android user, browser or Opera Mini.
Sites in that service display open a page with a simple usage data – photos, with high resolution video and voice chat facilities can not be displayed or used.
Mobile network operators participating in the hope that users will then pay for access once more given the opportunity to sample content available for free.
Beginning in 2014, this project has been launched in Zambia, India, Colombia, Guatemala, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, Philippines, Indonesia and Malawi.
Facebook says more than nine million people have used the service up to now.
However, as many as 67 digital rights groups objected to the tommyimage Internet.org. They then cast a letter of protest to the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg,
“Facebook defines internet neutrality by not properly to the public.. so the poorest in the world will only be able to access certain sites and services is limited,” spokesman on the letter.
According to Internet.org, dozens of the groups, also made public the misguided.
“Internet.org has been marketed as a service that provides full access to the internet, when in fact only provides certain websites which have been approved by the local ISP and Facebook. In its present form, Internet.org in violation of the principles of neutrality, the internet threatens the freedom of expression, equality of opportunity, security, privacy and innovation.”
Earlier this month, Zuckerberg tried to resolve this issue by inviting other organizations to join Internet.org.
But the terms that anyone-that their site must not include encryption technology SSL, TLS or HTTPS-caused controversy recently.
In their letter, the activists suggest it will make use of the internet for customers vulnerable to malicious attacks and Government oversight.
The explanation that appears promising Internet.org site SSL and TLS support in applications for Android phones Internet.org in the coming weeks.
Even so, activists say still have privacy concerns considering there is no special statement regarding the confidentiality of user data on pages Internet.org
“The possibility of Internet.org collect user data through the applications and services they provide. Transparency regarding the use of data acquired Internet.org and partners is still lacking,”
On the other side, The BBC understands that Internet.org record some information about pages that users visit. That information is used to verify data, and consumption is available to monitor the popularity of various services.
However, there is no requirement for partner services to share user personal information with Facebook.
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