What would your criticism of Wikipedia be? Just curious.
I am unfamiliar with this. But the way you described it, sounds like Wikipedia would subsidize certain carriers (that they could come to agreement with) to not charge for access to Wikipedia.
Wikipedia being a large database of information seems like it would be beneficial for everyone to have easy access to. Especially the poor.
I don't see this as comparable to Netflix paying (certian) carriers to offer free, unlimited, or unthrottled access to Netflix. Netflix is for profit, and charges for access to Netflix. Wikipedia does not charge for access to its site.
Also Wikipedia's information is probably of more actual value to poor countries than Netflix's streaming of Hollywood content. Which probably helps to keep people dumb without going quite so far as making their brains explode which could trigger liability for Hollywood.
Wikipedia has its problems. But there is a lot of useful information there.
Maybe that $1.2 billion should be distributed to the people who died due to lack of availability of a treatment due to artificially inflated prices so that the executives can enjoy their evil laughter as they sail overhead in their flying yachts.
"Naturally, we have communicated with our customers whose data could have been stolen, and described them a situation. We put in place all the necessary remedial measures and continue to work on mechanism of data encryption," she added.
But then they said information had been WAY TOO exaggerated.
"However, the scope and format of the aforesaid information is way too exaggerated."
I'm sure the people at mSpy would have preferred a normal amount of exaggeration.
Their marketing communications is as competent as their IT department's lack of encryption in the database.
Someone out there will probably invent a new game whose goal to see how many common every day utility items can be made to seem suspicious to police such that those items must be blown up without compensation to their owners.
In the linked BBC article, I got a laugh from the picture of the boy with the phone, his look of shock and eyes about to pop out of his head.
Boys are naturally curious about sex. But parents who would use a stalking app such as mSpy should patiently sit down with their son and explain to him how women's private parts are lined with razor sharp teeth capable of biting off a child's hand.
Impersonating actual user accounts would seem to be sufficient cause for a permanent ban. This crosses way beyond the line of expressing an opinion. Just because nobody wants to hear ridiculous spews that have been repeatedly rebutted doesn't mean you can resort to any kind of obnoxious means to keep trying to put them in people's face.
I don't buy the cultural differences excuse for the EU's behavior regarding Google and other American companies.
If there were such a cultural difference in how EU citizens viewed an index, a database of links, they could create their own. The citizens could use one of the alternatives. The market would favor someone who 'tuned the facts' to match the EU's expectations, if that were possible.
I think the word 'jealousy' is not quite the correct word. I think it is more an envy of Google's power rather than Google's success. The fact that Google can and has effectively told various news dinosaurs to shove off. Google has given them their wish by cutting them off, and they they cry Waaaaaaah! (sniff) Waaaaaaaaaaaah!
I think this and similar past events is what they are upset about.