Zuckerberg unveils plan for Internet access for all

AFP 522193771USA Today – by Jon Swartz

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg late Tuesday announced on his Facebook profile page the formation of a partnership with Samsung Electronics, Nokia, Qualcomm and others to make Internet access available to everyone on Earth.

The group — Internet.org — intends to make the Internet an option for the 5 billion people who don’t have it. Only about one-third of the world’s population – 2.7 billion – has Internet access.  

“Everything Facebook has done has been about giving all people around the world the power to connect,” Zuckerberg said in a post on his timeline. “There are huge barriers in developing countries to connecting and joining the knowledge economy. Internet.org brings together a global partnership that will work to overcome these challenges, including making internet access available to those who cannot currently afford it.”

The founding members of Internet.org – which also includes Ericsson, MediaTek and Opera — will develop joint projects, share knowledge, and mobilize industry and governments to bring the world online, according to Zuckerberg.

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/08/21/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-nokia-samsung-qualcomm/2679917/

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3 thoughts on “Zuckerberg unveils plan for Internet access for all

  1. Oh yeah….”connect” so EVERYONE’s personal data is in one place & the NSA can rummage through it. Gots to git Facebook’s stock up somehow.

    1. Facebook is not a reliable source for people lie online and tell of things they imagine as fact. And people link up as friends to play the games never knowing the other players at all. There has to be a lot of time wasted sorting over fact from fiction and who knows who. The internet is a great source of knowledge Facebook is a waste of valuable time.

  2. I love the way this slimy Jew is pictured beneath a Christian cross like a priest, to suggest he has some kind of altruistic or humanitarian goals behind his schemes.

    He’s probably seeking billions from investors so he can crash his new company and pocket the money.

    I say hang that son-of-a-bitch too, just for being the lying crook that he is.

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