Recommended Read: Facebook renames mobile and Web app as Free Basics, platform now supports HTTPS

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After a barrage of criticism targeted at the Facebook-led initiative, the company announced today that it will now allow the use of encrypted services without charging data fees. Facebook has also today changed the name of its app and mobile website to Free Basics by Facebook. Starting now, users of the app or mobile Web version can navigate to a menu to select free services to add to their list or search for a service by name or description. The platform, developed by Facebook, is designed to connect underserved communities worldwide to the internet, providing free online access to basic websites in developing…

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