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Facebook Rebrands '' As 'Free Basics By Facebook'

  • Wired, Monday, September 28, 2015 4:05 PM

Faced with a backlash by net neutrality advocates, Facebook says it will change the name of its app and mobile site to Free Basics by Facebook. The move comes after several Web publishers based in India expressed fears that Facebook was "conspiring with mobile carriers" to determine which sites would be included in the app. "The criticism gained momentum in May when nearly 70 advocacy groups released a letter to Zuckerberg protesting, arguing it violated net neutrality principles and stirred security concerns," Wired says.  

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