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Mark Zuckerberg Tosses Out Some Decent Trash

'Times' feature follows around a garbage picker, who finds a working vacuum cleaner, hair dryer
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2019 10:30 AM CDT
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

(Newser) – Mark Zuckerberg insists he's pushing Facebook on a path toward greater privacy for users. And Business Insider notes that if Zuckerberg read the New York Times on Sunday, he got a real taste of what it feels like to have your privacy violated. There, in a feature on a San Francisco trash picker, are the contents of the trash outside Zuckerberg's home. Specifically: a vacuum cleaner, a hair dryer, and a coffee machine (all working), along with less valuable items such as A&W diet root beer cans, cardboard boxes, a junk mail credit card offer, a stale baguette, Chinese takeout containers, and the remains of a chicken dinner.

For the Times story, a reporter followed around 56-year-old Jake Orta as he went scavenging through the trash of Zuckerberg and other local super-wealthy homeowners in his quest to make about $40 a day. The newspaper notes that trash picking is technically illegal but that police rarely bust anyone. Business Insider, meanwhile, sees a connection to a bigger issue, noting that "Zuckerberg has signaled recently that he intends to pivot Facebook to privacy and prioritize the personal information of his billions of users." (Read more Mark Zuckerberg stories.)

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