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Facebook reveals remote areas internet access plans (From Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen)

Facebook reveals remote areas internet access plans (From Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen)

"Facebook isn't a company that hits a roadblock and gives up", he said at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday.

He noted that over 4 billion people lack access to the Internet, reported Reuters.

What's not mentioned is that Zuckerberg's own company, the Facebook Dot Com, is the web's most substantial governing body when it comes to ebbs and flows in medium popularity. The mobile networks are fast enough that most people can upload video and have it not be a awful experience.

Clearly, Facebook is becoming more than an app. But when asked if the California-based company should be subject to the same regulations that apply to mobile carriers in the different countries it's entering, Zuckerberg said decisively no. He doesn't build physical networks like the mobile operators. He described the 5G network as "faster connections for richer people". Free Basics is a service that offers free internet access in partnership with telecommunications providers and, while Facebook hoped it would lead to more users joining the social network, there was a strong backlash in India. "The world of wearables is concentrated in a few companies, the most important, the historical ones", said one visitor. He said that his firm had made 19 million Netizens in the last "year-and-a-half" before calling India's decision "disappointing", adding that it's "obviously is a major setback for India". Mark Zuckerberg then gets onstage and says, "You know?" But Mr. Zuckerberg balked at those who criticize the initiative, saying, "People don't take me at face value that we just want to help people get on the internet". This followed the telecom regulator barring discriminatory pricing of data services, which included a ban on zero-rated products.

Will Samsung Galaxy S7 win customers from Apple?
The public have had a year to recognise the Galaxy S6 , and now when they spot an S7 they'll instantly know it's a Samsung phone. That's a big jump from the 2550 mAh and 2600 mAh batteries in the S6 and S6 Edge, respectively.


On stage at Samsung's event, Mr Zuckerberg called virtual reality technology "the next platform", and explained his belief that VR headsets will become the social hubs of the future, with users gathering around them in order to connect to friends around the world. Zuckerberg said that he has been dreaming of using the technology for so long.

On the argument given by telcos to have same service same rules, the Facebook founder said that as an operator setting up towers, its business is different. He added, however, that tech companies must help authorities stop terrorist attacks, but he suggested that alternative ways must be found.

"I don't think requiring back doors in encryption is either an effective thing to increase security or is the right thing to do", he said.


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