Reply to post: Re: A smack in the chiops for Zuck & Co?

Egypt unfriended Facebook for Free Basics snoop snub

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Re: A smack in the chiops for Zuck & Co?

The way I understand it, it is just like the normal internet but limited to certain websites, so it is using HTTPS as well.

As for the claims in the article, they don't make much sense since the Free Basic Internet provided by FaceBrick isn't really provided by FaceBrick, but by a local mobile ISP who enters a partnership with FaceBrick to provide that service. FaceBrick is even trying to convince the local providers that upto 50% of their users endup buying Internet bundles after getting a taste of the Internet through Free Basic! ( https://info.internet.org/en/story/mobile-operator-partnership-program/ ).

The government doesn't need to speak to FaceBrick about allowing snooping since the data isn't routed through their network but through the local ISP's network!.... or that is how I understand it.

P.S. Forgive my EngRish, it isn't my first language.

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