Free Knowledge Culture Calendar/December 30

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Today in 2015 Egypt's NTRA blocked Facebook's Free Basics aka. Internet.org service after it refused to offer surveillance capabilities to the government. It was launched in 2013 and marketed as tackling the digital divide, but is controversial because of its blatant violation of net neutrality. India later also blocked it, albeit with reference to problems regarding net neutrality.


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