New mega subsea cable to bring more reliable high-speed internet to Africa, Mideast
Facebook has joined a partnership with China Mobile and other entities to construct an undersea cable to connect Africa with higher-speed and more reliable broadband internet, Bloomberg reports. The 2Africa project is valued at around $1 billion U.S. dollars.
Bloomberg News was first to report the deal in detail today, and the article is paywalled.
In addition to China Mobile and Facebook, the 2Africa project membership includes Vodacom, Vodafone, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, and WIOCC, to build 2Africa, which is promoted as being “the most comprehensive subsea cable to serve the African continent and Middle East region.”
“If we fail the test case here, history will not judge us kindly.” Leaked internal Facebook posts reveal that Facebook employees are horrified that Mark Zuckerberg and C-suite executives refuse to remove impeached president Donald Trump’s threats of violence.
• “Our algorithms exploit the human brain’s attraction to divisiveness.” • “64% of all extremist group joins are due to our recommendation tools” • GOP operative turned Facebook policy VP Joel Kaplan, who threw a party for Brett Kavanaugh upon his Supreme Court confirmation, killed any action on Facebook’s internal findings, reports WSJ
• Yay, Clearview AI but for shopping! Facebook Mark Zuckerberg today announced the launch of Facebook Shops, an e-commerce feature to allows business users to list and sell products on Facebook and Instagram.
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