The goal of Internet.org – the initiative launched in August 2013 by Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm and Samsung — is to connect the 4.4 billion people who currently lack access to the Internet, but a mission on such a large scale is not without barriers, and a study released Wednesday by McKinsey & Co., “Offline and Falling Behind: Barriers to Internet Adoption” (embedded below), examines those barriers.
Facebook Releases Second Global Government Requests Report, Adds Requests To Restrict, Remove Content
Facebook announced the release of the second edition of its Global Government Requests Report, and this time around, it added government requests to restrict or remove content to the information it previously provided on government requests for account information.
Facebook is handily winning the battle of social networks in south Asia. According to a new study by Jana, Facebook is the social network of choice in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Vietnam, toppling Twitter, Google Plus, and Zing. In nearly every country, more than 70 percent of respondents said they use Facebook more than any other social media site.
If you were asked to guess which country had the highest percentage of users of Opera mobile Web browser Opera Mini users accessing Facebook in October, would you have come up with Macau?
Once again, evidence was gathered on Facebook to thwart a would-be terrorist from executing his plans to bomb a major Wall Street landmark Wednesday. Terror suspect Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, who was arrested Wednesday in New York , allegedly used Facebook to discuss his plans to blow up the New York Federal Reserve Bank with a co-conspirator and an FBI informant with whom he sought guidance on his obligations under Islamic law.
Yesterday, Bangladesh restored access to Facebook,after banning the site for a week following the “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” group controversy. The country has followed in the steps of Pakistan who both banned and reopened access to the site after Facebook decided to censor access to the controversial groups from within Pakistan.
Bangladesh, following in the steps of Pakistan, has banned Facebook due to photos of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed according to the Associated Press. The news comes a little over a week after Pakistan banned Facebook over a group titled “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day”.