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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

(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... More »

A Big Piece of Facebook History Has Vanished

Many of Mark Zuckerberg's posts are gone

(Newser) - A good chunk of Facebook's history is simply gone—at least from anywhere you'd expect to find it. That's because many of CEO Mark Zuckerberg's posts have vanished from the site, including vital ones reported by the media and everything from 2007-2008, Business Insider reports. Among... More »

Zuckerberg Announces Facebook Shift, Critics Wary

He promises a 'privacy-friendly' Facebook

(Newser) - Facebook, which grew into a colossus by vacuuming up your information in every possible way and using it to target ads back at you, now says its future lies in privacy-oriented messaging that Facebook itself can't read. Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO, announced the shift in a Wednesday blog... More »

Zuckerberg Reveals His 2019 Personal Challenge

He'll have a role in debates on future tech 'every few weeks'

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg set the lofty goal to "fix" Facebook in 2018 . "Proud of the progress we've made" but with work still to do, he's now eying the tech industry at large, reports CNN . "My challenge for 2019 is to host a series of public discussions... More »

NYT Investigation Not Making Things Easier for Facebook

Paper alleges Facebook gave more than 150 companies special data access

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg is on track to lose $15 billion this year , and articles like this from the New York Times give more than an inkling as to why: An investigation based on hundreds of pages of internal documents show Facebook has for years given a select group of 150+ partners—... More »

Zuckerberg: Sheryl Sandberg Isn't Leaving, and Neither Am I

He says reporters covering Facebook have a 'different world view'

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn't plan to be Facebook's CEO forever—but he's certainly not going anywhere right now, and neither is his second-in-command, Sheryl Sandberg. Zuckerberg—who is facing renewed criticism after reports that the company hired a company to smear critics and ignored warning signs... More »

Zuckerberg: I Had No Idea About Anti-Soros Strategy

Sandberg also denies role in hiring firm that linked Facebook protesters to the financier

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg went on the defense Thursday after a damning report in the New York Times faulted him and COO Sheryl Sandberg for how they handled the Russian hacking controversy. "The reality of running a company of more than 10,000 people is that you're not going to... More »

Sandberg, Zuckerberg Get Slammed in NYT Report

Newspaper accuses the pair of trying to conceal Facebook's lapse on Russian hackers

(Newser) - A New York Times investigative story about Facebook presents a brutal picture of how Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg handled the controversy over Russian hacking in the 2016 election. The Times uses three words to sum up company strategy: "delay, deny, and deflect." The story, based on... More »

Vanity Fair Names 2018's 'Disruptors'

Students, CEOs, celebrities are among them

(Newser) - What do Kendrick Lamar, Robert Mueller, and the Parkland students have in common? They all land on Vanity Fair's 2018 "New Establishment" list, a hard-to-define (just check out the magazine's subhead) collection of "disruptors" —fresh faces and familiar ones "up to fresh tricks"—... More »

Hacker Proclaims He'll Go Up Against Facebook on Sunday

Chang Chi-yuan says he'll try to delete Mark Zuckerberg's page

(Newser) - If you're kind of down on Facebook these days, you may want to be up on Chang Chi-yuan. He's a Taiwanese hacker who says he plans to try to wipe out Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page at 6pm local time (6am EDT) Sunday and will livestream the attempt... More »

Zuckerberg: My Honeymoon Kind of Had 3 People

Him, his wife, and Roman emperor Augustus, as the 'New Yorker' explains

(Newser) - The New Yorker is out with a lengthy profile of Mark Zuckerberg, and a Scrabble anecdote is drawing attention. It seems Zuckerberg was playing a friend's teenage daughter on a plane, and she beat him in the first game. Before game two, he wrote a computer program to have... More »

Pay Gap Between CEOs, Workers Just Jumped

The big bosses make 312 times more than their workers

(Newser) - For every dollar made by the average Facebook employee, Mark Zuckerberg earned $37 in 2017. As far as CEO pay goes, that's nothing. The CEOs of America's top 350 publicly held companies earned an average of $18.9 million in wages, bonuses, and stock options last year, or... More »

A Harsh Letter, a $16.8B Loss, and a Plan to Fire Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO didn't have a great week

(Newser) - Facebook shares plummeted 20% after market close Wednesday, and one person in particular felt it more than others. Bloomberg reports Mark Zuckerberg lost about $16.8 billion as a result of the dip, which would not only negate the nearly $14 billion he'd already gained this year—it would... More »

Zuckerberg Runs Into Backlash Over Holocaust Comments

He spoke of how Facebook wouldn't remove posts denying it took place

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg has found himself mired in a new controversy, this time stemming from comments he made about Holocaust deniers who post on Facebook. In an interview with Kara Swisher of recode, Zuckerberg was discussing the kinds of things Facebook does and does not take down, and he said that... More »

Before It Was Mature Facebook, Infant Facebook Was 'Wild'

'Wired' takes a closer look at Zuckerberg and his team during the social media giant's early days

(Newser) - It's true that Mark Zuckerberg jump-started Facebook in the spring of 2004 while attending Harvard, but it was in the infant firm's new home in Silicon Valley just a few months later where endless hours of frenetic coding, partying, and a "brogrammer 'tude" started to transform... More »

Move Over, Buffett. There's a New No. 3 on Richest List

Mark Zuckerberg had a very good day on Friday

(Newser) - Facebook shares climbed 2.4% on Friday to a record $203.23, reports Bloomberg , a performance fine enough to vault founder Mark Zuckerberg past the vaunted Oracle of Omaha on the list of the world's richest people. The surge put Zuck at a net worth of $81.6 billion,... More »

Nurses Want Zuckerberg's Name Off Hospital

Patients are concerned about privacy, they say

(Newser) - How would you feel about being a patient at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital ? For some patients, having the Facebook founder's name plastered on the hospital is worrisome—and over the weekend, nurses at the hospital staged a protest to push for Zuck's name to be removed,... More »

Facebook Is Getting Into the Dating Game

And more from the F8 developer conference

(Newser) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave the keynote address at F8, Facebook's annual developer conference, in San Jose Tuesday, and pledged the social network will fix its privacy problems—though he did not apologize for the recent Cambridge Analytica data-mining scandal. He did, however, poke fun at himself while unveiling... More »

He Took Billions From Facebook, Then Clashed With It

WhatsApp CEO sold company to Facebook in 2014, is now exiting over rumored friction

(Newser) - If you sold the company you co-founded for $19 billion in 2014, it makes sense that four years later you might decide to step down to focus on "collecting rare air-cooled Porsches, working on my cars, and playing ultimate frisbee," as Jan Koum wrote Monday on Facebook . But... More »

Facebook Pays $7.3M for Extra Zuckerberg Need

Apparently the world's richest man needs a little protection

(Newser) - Facebook's CEO may have earned a paltry $1 salary last year, but he still doesn't come cheap. The world's biggest social media network increased spending on Mark Zuckerberg's security by 50% in 2017, paying over $7.3 million to keep him safe, the Guardian reports. The... More »

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