Internet.org is free internet initiative by Facebook is helps a lot of peoples and they are millions who are using Facebook app to get free internet. Facebook’s service had added 60 services created by third-party developers. it was launched in Pakistan few months ago.
The service by Facebook provides free internet to users who can access a variety of website paying 0 charges. Internet neutrality violations and maintaining an anti-encryption stand made this platform controversial. Facebook rebrands Internet.org as Free Basics by Facebook.
Major change in Facebook policy is support for encryption and HTTPs. Android users now have new design and end-to-end encryption but changes for web version are yet to be release.
Free Basics now supports encryption and HTTPS
When accessing the Free Basics website using a web browser, the service uses dual certificates where the traffic is encrypted between internet.org servers and the user while the second certificate is used between the servers and the developer services. Even across services that don’t run on HTTPS, traffic will be encrypted wherever possible. Though, all encrypted information will be temporarily decrypted on what Facebook calls “secure servers” to ensure proper functionality. Facebook says only the domain name will be preserved for each user.
The new steps are definitely a step in the right direction. Allowing 60 new services through third-parties and employing encryption make the service much less controversial. Though, critiques argue regarding net neutrality that Facebook is trying to take control of the emerging third-world internet market and controlling what these people can see online which is a cause of concern.
These new steps will make the service much less controversial than before
Internet.org is accessible to over a billion people across Asia, Africa and Latin America. The 60 new third-party services will be accessible by searching through for whatever the user requires and are available to everybody who can access Free Basics. Free Basics has so far rolled out to 18 countries with more getting access over the next few weeks.
Internet.org is accessible to over one billion peoples across, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The 60 new third-party services will be accessible for the users of Free Basics by Facebook. Free Basics is yet to be rolled in 18 countries.