Study: Facebook’s "zero rating" programs doesn’t deliver anything except power for Facebook

LIRNEasia ("a pro-poor, pro-market think tank" in Malaysia) partnered with Mozilla to study the effect of zero-rating through which companies like Facebook offer bribes to wireless companies in poor countries to exempt an AOL-like walled garden managed by Facebook from their data-caps. (more…)

Facebook launches ‘Moments’ knockoff inside China without branding, but with state approval

Looks like Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook have been working with the government of China to discreetly roll out a photo sharing service that's basically 'Moments' lite. Just one thing. It carries absolutely zero Facebook branding. And another. It appears designed not to piss China's internet censors off.