Facebook Frees Up Affordable Access Platform
The social networking giant is opening up Internet.org to outside developers. A partnership between Mark Zuckerberg’s brainchild and seven major mobile carriers, the initiative is meant to serve as a bridge to an estimated eight million people in 14 developing countries. Free access had been limited to services like Wikipedia and the BBC, and the site drew fire for making other providers pay. But Facebook has responded, and while it still plans to track user data, net neutrality proponents are hailing it a victory.