Mark Zuckerberg

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Zuckerberg Defends Thiel's Trump Donation

'There are many reasons a person might support Trump,' says the Facebook CEO

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg broke his silence about billionaire Peter Thiel's $1.25 million donation to Donald Trump, saying the Facebook board member has a right to his opinion, CNNMoney reports. "We care deeply about diversity," Zuckerberg wrote in an internal post to employees. "That's easy to... More »

Zuckerberg, Chan Pledge $3B to End Disease

And they're 'optimistic' they can do it

(Newser) - Let it never be said that Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan don't dream big. On Wednesday, the Facebook founder and his wife announced a $3 billion plan to wipe out disease by the end of the century, Variety reports. "This is about the future we want for our... More »

Outrage After Facebook Censors 'Napalm Girl' Photo

Editor accuses Mark Zuckerberg of 'abusing your power'

(Newser) - Norway's largest newspaper is blasting Facebook for deleting an iconic photograph of a naked child during the Vietnam War from its Facebook page—and suspending the writer who posted it. The photo by Nick Ut showing children fleeing a napalm attack triggered Facebook censors because the central figure is... More »

Mark Zuckerberg Is Building 'Oppressive' Wall: Hawaiians

New structure around his 700-acre property isn't going over well among most

(Newser) - Mr. Zuckerberg, tear down that wall. So say neighbors in Kauai, Hawaii, who think the Facebook founder is not so "neighborly." Residents on the north shore say Mark Zuckerberg is building a "monstrosity" of a wall on the 700-acre property he bought in 2014. He's reportedly... More »

Maybe You Should Borrow This Security Trick From Zuckerberg

He covers his laptop's camera with tape

(Newser) - It was meant solely to be a celebratory post by Mark Zuckerberg about Instagram reaching the milestone of 500 million users. But as CNET reports, the Internet was far more interested in what Zuckerberg revealed inadvertently: His laptop is in the background, and it shows that Zuckerberg puts a piece... More »

The 10 CEOs Most-Loved by Their Employees

Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook make the list

(Newser) - It's no easy task to get 99% of employees to like you, but that's exactly what three CEOs have done, according to a Glassdoor survey. The recruiting firm ranked the highest-rated CEOs of major firms based on more than 2 million employee reviews, reports the Wall Street Journal... More »

Zuckerberg's Twitter, Pinterest Hacked

Group says they found his password in LinkedIn leak

(Newser) - Hackers have managed to embarrass Mark Zuckerberg, but not Facebook: A group calling itself OurMine Team claimed responsibility after the Facebook founder's Pinterest and Twitter accounts were hacked on Sunday, reports the New York Daily News . The hackers said they had found Zuckerberg's details in last month's... More »

Facebook Makes Move for Zuckerberg's Power If He Leaves

Board wants to curb his voting clout if he departs

(Newser) - It's hard to imagine Facebook without the face of Mark Zuckerberg at its helm, but that's exactly what the site's board of directors is anticipating in its latest proposal to the SEC. Per Reuters , the board submitted a proxy filing Thursday, notifying the federal agency that it... More »

Facebook Dumps News Outlets as 'Trending Topics' Gauge

After allegations the social network was suppressing conservative news

(Newser) - Facebook is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a "trending topic," a move adopted after backlash over a report saying it suppressed conservative views, the AP reports. Facebook's general counsel outlined the change in a 12-page letter Monday to Republican... More »

Glenn Beck: Zuckerberg Is Going to Meet With Me

Facebook rep confirms Zuck will meet with conservative VIPs

(Newser) - Following allegations that Facebook is burying conservative news , Glenn Beck says he will be meeting with Mark Zuckerberg to discuss the issue. Zuck had said he planned to reach out to conservative leaders, even though there's currently "no evidence" Facebook really is burying anything. In a Facebook post... More »

Zuckerberg Confronts Alleged Conservative Bias

He'd like to meet with conservative leaders to hear their POVs

(Newser) - When conservative leaders are finished feuding over Donald Trump's candidacy, Mark Zuckerberg would like a chat. In a Facebook post on Thursday, the CEO addressed reports that journalists working on the site's "Trending Topics" feature had buried news that would interest conservatives, reports the San Francisco Chronicle... More »

Keeping Mark Zuckerberg Safe Doesn't Come Cheap

That better be some darn good security

(Newser) - It takes a whole lot of money to keep the fourth richest person in the US safe, CNET reports. According to Quartz —citing a regulatory filing made Wednesday—Facebook paid $4.26 million last year to keep founder Mark Zuckerberg safe. That was actually down from 2014, when the... More »

Mark Zuckerberg Calls Out Trump and Other 'Fearful Voices'

'It takes courage to choose hope over fear'

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg launched what the Guardian calls a "thinly veiled attack" against Donald Trump, his policies, and his supporters during his keynote address at the F8 conference on Tuesday. "I hear fearful voices calling for building walls and distancing people they label as others. For blocking free expression,... More »

Mark Zuckerberg May Face Hate Speech Charges in Germany

'I think Facebook has changed German society—not for the good'

(Newser) - A pair of German lawyers are hoping to squeeze a $163 million fine out of Mark Zuckerberg by claiming Facebook allows users to post anti-Semitic messages and other hate speech, Vice reports. "I think Facebook has changed German society—not for the good," attorney Chan-jo Jun says. It'... More »

2 Familiar Names Crack List of Top 10 Billionaires

No, not Bill Gates—he still reigns at top of the 'Forbes' list with $75B

(Newser) - Forbes' annual compilation of the wealthiest people on Earth is out, and the list welcomes a couple of flush newcomers to the richest of the rich. Bill Gates retains his top spot with $75 billion to his name, while for the first time, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg cracks the... More »

Facebook Staff Defacing 'Black Lives Matter' Slogans

Mark Zuckerberg says it's 'malicious' and 'deeply hurtful'

(Newser) - Facebook is investigating what USA Today reports are "racially charged incidents" at its Menlo Park, Calif., campus. In an internal memo obtained by Gizmodo , Mark Zuckerberg says there have been "several recent instances" where employees crossed out "Black Lives Matter" on campus walls, where writing is encouraged,... More »

ISIS' New Target: Mark Zuckerberg

They're also none too happy with Twitter's Jack Dorsey

(Newser) - Angry over efforts to keep their propaganda off social media, ISIS targeted Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Jack Dorsey of Twitter in a 25-minute video released Wednesday, Vocativ reports. Vocativ found the video on Telegram, one of the less popular social-media sites ISIS has been forced to use thanks to... More »

Facebook's 'Reactions' Buttons Are Here

Users now have 5 new emotions to choose from other than 'like'

(Newser) - The long-coveted "dislike" button hasn't arrived, but Facebook's newest enhancement may appease those who've been clamoring for more than the ubiquitous thumbs-up icon. There are five new "reactions" buttons joining the like symbol, TechCrunch reports: love, haha, wow, sad, and angry, all accessible when you... More »

Kanye, '$53M in Debt,' Asks Tech Billionaires for Cash

Here's looking at you, Mark Zuckerberg

(Newser) - Kanye West's Twitter feed has gotten quite the workout this week, from his numerous explainers about his "endearing" lyric about the b---- Taylor Swift to Saturday's tweet that he's $53 million in "personal debt." If you thought that was the end of it, well,... More »

Facebook Strikes Out in India

Regulator prohibits the company's 'Free Basics' service

(Newser) - Facebook failed Monday in its attempt to provide millions in India with a free but limited mobile Internet service called "Free Basics," the Washington Post reports. After nearly a year of debate between Mark Zuckerberg, Internet activists, and software developers, India's telecom regulator ruled that no data... More »

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