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Internet as a monopoly
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Julian Macassey
2016-01-16 20:37:20 UTC
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The criminal enterprise known as facebook has been trying to take
over the net in India. Unfortunately the Indians know when they are being
conned and said no thanks.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/15/india-net-neutrality-activists-facebook-free-basics

+ Since the spring of 2015, Indian activists have built ferocious momentum
+ against Facebook’s bid to take charge of the nation’s internet through a
+ program called Free Basics.
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+ Formerly called “Internet Zero,” Free Basics’s pitch has been: we’ll get “the
+ next billion internet users” (that is, poor people in developing nations)
+ connected by cutting deals with local phone companies. Under these deals,
+ there will be no charge for accessing the services we hand-pick. We will
+ define the internet experience for these technologically unsophisticated
+ people, with our products at the centre and no competition. It’s
+ philanthropy!
+
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John Slade
2016-01-17 19:29:30 UTC
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Post by Julian Macassey
The criminal enterprise known as facebook has been trying to take
over the net in India. Unfortunately the Indians know when they are being
conned and said no thanks.
I always get a kick out of these conspiracy theory type
things. Facebook is a privately owned Internet services company.
Anyone can choose not to use it.

John
n***@sbcglobal.net
2016-01-17 20:09:01 UTC
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Post by John Slade
Post by Julian Macassey
The criminal enterprise known as facebook has been trying to take
over the net in India. Unfortunately the Indians know when they are being
conned and said no thanks.
I always get a kick out of these conspiracy theory type
things. Facebook is a privately owned Internet services company.
Anyone can choose not to use it.
John
And I choose not to use it but just look at all the places who want you to use your Facebook account to log in. Next thing you know they'll get a law passed that everyone MUST have a Facebook account.
Mike Hunt
2016-01-18 02:48:40 UTC
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Post by n***@sbcglobal.net
Post by John Slade
Post by Julian Macassey
The criminal enterprise known as facebook has been trying to take
over the net in India. Unfortunately the Indians know when they are being
conned and said no thanks.
I always get a kick out of these conspiracy theory type
things. Facebook is a privately owned Internet services company.
Anyone can choose not to use it.
John
And I choose not to use it but just look at all the places who want you to use your Facebook account to log in. Next thing you know they'll get a law passed that everyone MUST have a Facebook account.
I don't use my Facebook account to log in to anything other than Facebook.
John Slade
2016-01-28 09:46:32 UTC
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On Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 11:29:30 AM UTC-8, John Slade
Post by John Slade
Post by Julian Macassey
The criminal enterprise known as facebook has been trying
to take over the net in India. Unfortunately the Indians
know when they are being conned and said no thanks.
I always get a kick out of these conspiracy theory type
things. Facebook is a privately owned Internet services
company. Anyone can choose not to use it.
John
And I choose not to use it but just look at all the places
who want you to use your Facebook account to log in. Next
thing you know they'll get a law passed that everyone MUST
have a Facebook account.
I hope you're joking. You have to be pretty far gone
into conspiracy crap to believe anything like that will happen.

John

Julian Macassey
2016-01-17 23:16:43 UTC
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Post by John Slade
Post by Julian Macassey
The criminal enterprise known as facebook has been trying to take
over the net in India. Unfortunately the Indians know when they are being
conned and said no thanks.
I always get a kick out of these conspiracy theory type
things. Facebook is a privately owned Internet services company.
Anyone can choose not to use it.
While enjoying your kick, read the article.
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In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
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