Ellery Roberts Biddle


Free Basics in real life

Facebook's 'Free Basics' app proportedly aimed to help people without Internet access. This research suggests that in contrast to this claim, the app primarily serves the needs of Facebook and other corporations, compromising user experience in order to achieve business objectives.

Rationing the digital: the politics and policy of internet use in Cuba today

Routinely ranked among countries with the highest restrictions on Internet use in the world, Cuba's only telecommunications firm recently activiated two undersea fiber optic cables, drastically increasing access. This report explores the impact this will have on the island's information economy. Summary: Although Cuba is...