Tuesday, 17 May 2022

 

 

LATEST NEWS IPL 2022: Mitchell Marsh, Shardul Thakur, spinners carry Delhi Capitals into top four with 17-run win over Punjab Kings District Environment Committee meeting chaired by Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal Itna Pyaar Karunga: Babbu Maan Collaborates With Shipra Goyal For Upcoming Song Transport Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar Finds Irregularities In Timetable & Permits During Surprise Check At Bathinda Rta Office Jubin Nautiyal's latest track 'Mann Uda Uda Jaye' from 'Dear Dia' hits the speakers Urvashi Rautela to attend Cannes Film Fest for poster launch of Tamil film 'The Legend' Formula 1: Nyck de Vries to run in FP1 for Williams in Spanish Grand Prix Kamal Haasan's 'Vikram' trailer crosses 1.2 crore views within 24 hours IPL 2022: Sitting out after initial matches gave chance to train hard; get used to conditions, says Tim David Kichha Sudeep’s Vikrant Rona To Release In Hindi By Salman Khan’s Film 'K.G.F: Chapter 2' now available for 'Early Access' rentals on OTT BJP only seeks to divide and suppress : Rahul Gandhi Johnny Walker's son Nasirr Khan chuffed to still get lead roles in TV serials Thomas Cup: BAI should capitalise on the title and take badminton to next level in the country, says Uday Pawar Textbook repeat of Dec 1949 in Babri Masjid : Asaduddin Owaisi on Gyanvapi row 'Taarak Mehta Ka Chhota Chashmah' Season 3 releases Nakuul Mehta: Love is a two-way street which has its own twists and turns Swastika Mukherjee motivated Plabita Borthakur to push boundaries in 'Escaype Live' Elon Musk prefers to visit Indonesia as top Indian ministers fail to impress him Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal hands over appointment letters to the newly appointed SDOs Explained: How Covid-19 damages lungs, other organs

 

Meta charged users for free Internet in developing countries: Report

Facebook, New Delhi, Meta, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Social Media

Web Admin

Web Admin

5 Dariya News

New Delhi , 26 Jan 2022

Meta (formerly Facebook) reportedly charged its Internet users in developing countries like Pakistan, Indonesia and the Philippines, in the name of offering them free access to the Web.Meta's Internet service, called Free Basics, is offered via Meta Connectivity (formerly Facebook Connectivity) and is supposed to provide users with "access to communication tools, health information, education resources and other low-bandwidth services" at no charge.Launched in 2013, the initiative currently serves more than 300 million people globally.According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the users in Pakistan have been charged the most for using Facebook's "free" Internet at a total of $1.9 million, with nearly two dozen additional nations also affected.According to the social network, the issue stemmed from a glitch in its software, which has now been fixed.

Facebook partners with mobile carriers in developing countries to give users free access to Facebook and some other websites."Internal company documents show that many of these people end up being charged in amounts that collectively add up to an estimated millions of dollars a month," the report mentioned.Many of the users have inexpensive cell phone plans that cost just a few dollars a month, often prepaid, for phone service and a small amount of internet data.They don't realise they've been getting charged for using mobile data until they run out of funds.The issue appears to stem from Facebook's software and user interface (UI), with videos at the root of the problem.

Glitches in Meta software let some videos appear in the Free Basics programme, which let users pay for watching those videos.Meta said it has fixed the problem.

"We tell people that viewing photos and videos will result in data charges when they sign up, and we do our best to remind people that viewing them may result in data charges," a Meta spokesperson told The Verge."The issue identified in the internal report that affected some of those reminders has largely been addressed. We'll continue to work with our partners to meet our obligations to these users and ensure accurate and transparent data charges."The Free Basics programme is not available in India as in 2016, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had disallowed service providers from offering or charging discriminatory tariffs for data services purely on the basis of content.Facebook later cut off free internet service for India, saying "Free Basics is no longer available to people in India".

 

Tags: Facebook , New Delhi , Meta , Telecom Regulatory Authority of India , Social Media

 

 

related news

 

 

 

Photo Gallery

 

 

Video Gallery

 

 

5 Dariya News RNI Code: PUNMUL/2011/49000
© 2011-2022 | 5 Dariya News | All Rights Reserved
Powered by: CDS PVT LTD