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12 ultra-wealthy people who aren't leaving their fortunes to their children

Laurene Powell Jobs doesn't plan on leaving the $24 billion she inherited from her late husband Apple founder Steve Jobs to her children, she told The New York Times on Friday. Several other high-profile millionaires and billionaires have declared they won't be leaving the entirety of their massive fortunes to their children. Many of these wealthy parents have pledged to give the majority of their wealth away to charitable organizations by signing the Giving Pledge. Sting said he plans to spen...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Star Wars, Usa, Hollywood, Jobs, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, New York City, US, America, Trends, Bloomberg, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail


A drunken late-night assault allegation has roiled the secretive world of Mark Zuckerberg's private family office. Personal aides are speaking out about claims that household staff endured sexual harassment and racism from their colleagues. (FB)

Over the past three years, multiple personal aides to Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have been accused of serious misconduct by their colleagues. One former staffer accused the manager of Zuckerberg's Hawaii properties of assaulting her after a night of drinking, which led to a hospital visit and police investigation. A Business Insider investigation into the Facebook CEO's secretive family office has uncovered a workplace in crisis over the family's handling of allegations of sexual haras...
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Here's a peek at how reporter Rob Price got inside the ultra secretive world of Mark Zuckerberg's family office in Hawaii

Business Insider is taking you behind the scenes of our best stories with our new series "The Inside Story."  This week, BI deputy executive editor Olivia Oran spoke to BI correspondent Rob Price about his recent investigation into Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's secretive family office, which manages his day-to-day needs and sprawling properties.  Price, who worked alongside senior reporter Becky Peterson on the story, uncovered a workplace in crisis over its handling of allegations of sexual ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Instagram, India, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Hawaii, Silicon Valley, Rob, Smith, Business Insider, Zuckerberg, Becky, Oran


A drunken late-night assault allegation has roiled the secretive world of Mark Zuckerberg's private family office

Over the past three years, multiple personal aides to Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have been accused of serious misconduct by their colleagues. One former staffer accused the manager of Zuckerberg's Hawaii properties of assaulting her after a night of drinking, sparking a hospital visit and police investigation. A Business Insider investigation into the Facebook CEO's secretive family office has uncovered a workplace in crisis over the family's handling of allegations of sexual harassment...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Hawaii, Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan


Elizabeth Warren roasts Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg in a game of 'Guess the Billionaire' on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' (FB, AMZN, MSFT)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren appeared on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Wednesday night. During the interview, Colbert asked Warren to guess famous billionaires based solely on his description — which resulted in Warren accidentally roasting Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jeff Bezos.  "Never shows emotion. Looks like he cuts his own bangs with toenail clippers," Colbert said, to which Warren confidently replied, "Bill Gates!" The answer, though, was Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg — notorious...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Stephen Colbert, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Warren, Colbert, Jeff Bezos, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Bill Gates Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos Bill Gates


Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says the company just isn't 'capable' of fact-checking political ads (FB)

Following the 2016 US Presidential election, Facebook has faced persistent scrutiny from users and lawmakers over how it handles politics. The most recent controversy involves Facebook's decision not to fact-check political ads, which it considers "political speech." Facebook executives, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg, have argued that the policy keeps Facebook from becoming the "arbiter of truth." But in an interview with Sandberg on the Byers Market podcast published ...
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Apple is selling $49 Apple Watches to seniors who qualify for a new heart study — here's how to sign up (AAPL)

Seniors who are selected to participate in a new health study will be able to buy an Apple Watch for $49 at Best Buy. The study, organized by Apple and Johnson & Johnson, hopes to find out whether Apple Watches can reduce the risk of stroke and detect atrial fibrillation early. It's one of the largest randomized digital-health studies ever. Open enrollment began Tuesday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple is teaming up with Johnson & Johnson and Best Buy to recruit volu...
Tags: Apple, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Tim Cook, Medicare, Apple Watch, Johnson Johnson, Apple Watches, HeartLine, CNBC Prior, Myoung Cha Apple


Think you can tell a human from a robot? Here are some of the smartest chatbots that have conversations

This is a preview of Business Insider Intelligence's Connectivity & Tech coverage. Business Insider Intelligence offers even more insights like this with our Connectivity & Tech Pro coverage. Subscribe today to receive industry-changing banking news and analysis to your inbox. If you've ever reached out to a company via email, direct message, or a phone call, you've probably been met with some type of chatbot service. Across a range of industries, companies are leveraging chatbot offerings to ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Trends, Facebook Messenger, Ibm Watson, Watson, Silicon Valley, Ai, Cagr, Tay, Business Insider Intelligence, Dl, ML, NLU, Rulai


Apple is giving $49 Apple Watches to seniors who qualify for a new heart study — here's how to sign up (AAPL)

Seniors who are selected to participate in a new health study will be able to buy an Apple Watch for $49 at Best Buy. The study, organized by Apple and Johnson & Johnson, aims to find out whether Apple Watches can reduce the risk of stroke and detect atrial fibrillation early. It's one of the largest randomized digital health studies ever. Open enrollment began Tuesday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple is teaming up with Johnson & Johnson and Best Buy to recruit volun...
Tags: Apple, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Tim Cook, Medicare, Johnson Johnson, Watch Google, Apple Watches, HeartLine, CNBC Prior, Myoung Cha


Here are the diets of notable tech billionaires, from Mark Zuckergberg's 'kill what you eat' routine to Bill Gates' Diet Coke obsession

Billionaires may splurge on multi-million-dollar estates and luxury cars, but that doesn't mean they're digging deep in their wallets for the best and most expensive foods. Some tech billionaires are well known for their outrageous and unhealthy eating habits. These are some of the richest in the tech world who have spoken publicly about their diets. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Just because billionaires have the money to pay for pricey personal chefs or high-end health...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, New York City, Trends, Tesla, Daily Mail, Bill Gates, Mark Cuban, Reddit, Virgin Group, Richard Branson


The life and rise of Kevin Systrom, Instagram's former CEO who shocked Facebook by quitting 6 years after selling his company to Mark Zuckerberg for $1 billion (FB)

Kevin Systrom launched Instagram in 2010.  The Massachusetts-born Stanford University grad created the app because of his love of photography.  The photo-sharing app has since become a global sensation, amassing over a billion users and making Systrom a billionaire. Systrom led Instagram until 2018, when he suddenly departed Facebook, Instagram's parent company.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Instagram grew out of Kevin Systrom's love of photography. The app, which has ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Steve Jobs, Stanford, Boston, Massachusetts, Trends, Pope Francis, Vatican, Ben Horowitz, Jack Dorsey, Fast Company, Kevin Systrom


California’s fight to license is a fight for nothing at all

Once again, California’s government is trying to put people out of work. Assemblymembers Cristina Garcia, D-Bell Gardens, and Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, introduced legislation last week that would require occupational licensing for adult performers, such as porn stars and webcam strippers. It’s the same sort of thing they did to writers, photographers, truckers and many others with Assembly Bill 5, a detrimental law that requires most independent contractors to be classified as employees. Why...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Michael Bloomberg, Detroit News, Lorena Gonzalez, Libertas Institute, R Street Institute, Guest Commentary, Cristina Garcia D Bell Gardens, Gov Newsom, Alex Muresianu


Facebook just acquired the virtual reality studio behind the critically-acclaimed role-playing game 'Asgard's Wrath'

Facebook has bought Sanzaru Games, a US video game developer that makes games for the Oculus virtual reality platform. Since 2016, Sanzaru has developed 4 titles for the Oculus platform, including the critically-acclaimed role-playing game "Asgard's Wrath." In a blog post published Tuesday, Oculus – the Facebook-owned developer of the Rift VR headset – said Sanzaru is joining Facebook "to help us pursue a future of rich, immersive, and original VR game content." The post added that, while "the...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, US, Trends, Prague, Oculus, Zuckerberg, Watch Google, Sanzaru, Facebook Oculus the Facebook


Facebook is banning ads that promise to cure the coronavirus (FB)

Facebook is tightening up its rules on ads that reference the coronavirus outbreak. It is banning ads that mentioned it if they attempt to "create a sense of urgency" around the virus or promise to cure it. Like other tech platforms, Facebook is has seen a wave of activity relating to the COVID-19 outbreak, including misinformation. The company has also said it will take down false posts about the coronavirus entirely if they put people at risk. Facebook is tightening up its rules on ads that...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Signal, Priscilla Chan


A new book about Facebook leaves out a glaring detail about Mark Zuckerberg's views toward privacy in the social network's early days (FB)

In "Facebook: The Inside Story," author Steven Levy offers an unprecedented look into how Mark Zuckerberg built Facebook into the world's largest social network. Levy, a writer at Wired magazine, says Zuckerberg  "vowed to make privacy a core component" of Facebook from its early days, but noted he often fell short of that aim. However, the book leaves out a series of messages sent by Zuckerberg, first reported by Business Insider in 2010, where he calls people "dumb f--ks" for trusting him wi...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Harvard, Levy, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Federal Trade Commission, Zuckerberg, Crimson, Steven Levy, Wired Magazine, Cambridge Analytica, The Harvard Crimson, Harvard Zuckerberg


People are selling medical face-masks on Facebook in bulk amid coronavirus fears (FB)

Fears around the novel coronavirus have created a bustling market in medical face masks on Facebook. People are buying and selling huge quantities of the masks via dedicated Facebook groups with tens of thousands of members. Public health experts have warned that stockpiling masks could make it harder for medical professionals to get the supplies they need. There have been 79,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, and more than 2,600 deaths. As the number of coronavirus cases continues to...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, US, Trends, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Signal, Priscilla Chan, Facebook People, COVID


This browser tool uses AI to fix an exploit even Mark Zuckerberg is afraid of

A Google web engineer made a browser tool for fun that edits humans out of a video feed in real time. The tool uses neural networks that detect and remove humans while still showing everything else going on in a video. It could be used as a clever privacy measure to avoid webcam spying, ensuring users are never caught on camera against their will. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Hiding in plain sight just got easier, thanks to a clever browser extension built by a Google ...
Tags: Google, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Louisiana, Jason Mayes, Gizmodo Mayes, Google Mayes


'Facebook: The Inside Story' Reveals A Company Made In Its Founder's Image

Journalist Steven Levy's rich history of the social network traces Facebook's cascading crises to the worldview and early decisions of its founder, Mark Zuckerberg.(Image credit: Blue Rider Press)
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‘Facebook: The Inside Story’ Offers a Front-Row Seat on Voracious Ambition

For his new book, the veteran technology reporter Steven Levy gained abundant access to Mark Zuckerberg and firsthand knowledge of his quest for power.
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Social Media, Levy, Zuckerberg, Steven Levy, Start-ups, Steven, Books and Literature, Computers and the Internet, Mark E, Facebook: The Inside Story (Book


A Silicon Valley stylist reveals the biggest fashion issues she sees among the tech workers she styles — and her advice for anyone looking to dress better

Bay Area tech workers are becoming more aware of the importance of personal style, according to Kimberly Gant, who's been a stylist in the Bay Area for seven years.  That's reflected in major tech CEOs like Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg, who have started dressing more fashionably and professionally over the past few years.  Gant highlighted three issues she's noticed among people who come to her for guidance, and gave advice for improving your own wardrobe.  Visit Business Insider's homepage ...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Bay Area, Veja, Gant, Rothy, Kimberly Gant


Teletrade: Hacker Blocker

While you're reading this on your laptop, someone could be watching you. And if you’re reading from your tablet or smartphone, you're not completely safe either. Relax, we're talking about your webcam. But, one second—what if someone is actually watching us from the other side? Wunderman Dubai began here when Teletrade—one of the leading providers of corporate technology solutions in Lebanon—asked them to work on their annual cybersecurity campaign. “That's how we came to addr...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Advertising, Lebanon, Wunderman, Wunderman Dubai, Teletrade


The real test of an AI machine is when it can admit to not knowing something | John Naughton

Mark Zuckerberg and Brussels both have ideas on AI regulation, but it’s a Cambridge statistician who has produced something intelligibleOn Wednesday the European Commission launched a blizzard of proposals and policy papers under the general umbrella of “shaping Europe’s digital future”. The documents released included: a report on the safety and liability implications of artificial intelligence, the internet of things and robotics; a paper outlining the EU’s strategy for data; and a white pape...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Technology, Eu, Computing, Cambridge, European Commission, Consciousness, Brussels, John Naughton, Artificial intelligence (AI, Nicholas Clegg


Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Successful Entrepreneur?

by T.W. Lewis, author of “Solid Ground: A Foundation For Winning In Work and In Life“ Many people dream of starting their own businesses, but, take it from me, it’s not easy. It took me eighteen years to get prepared so that I could be successful. Individuals who are able to start large companies (over $50 million/year in sales) are rare, but if you have the drive, you are halfway there. The other half is preparing yourself to succeed. Entrepreneurship is getting a lot of love these days, and f...
Tags: Startups, Mark Zuckerberg, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur, Bill Gates, Lewis, Jan, Scottsdale Arizona, Tom Lewis, Advice For The Young At Heart, Achieving Success, Entrepreneur Advice, T W Lewis, T W Lewis Company, T W Lewis Foundation


Facebook's only UK-wide fact-checking partner has just 2 primary fact-checkers to protect 40 million users from misinformation (FB)

Facebook's key UK fact-checker Full Fact only has two primary fact-checkers combatting misinformation in the country. There are around 40 million monthly active users of Facebook in the UK. The disparity between the small size of Facebook's fact-checking team and the scale of its UK userbase raises questions about the company's ability to effectively police misinformation in the UK. Facebook's other UK fact-checking partner, FactCheckNI, focuses on Northern Ireland specifically. The California...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Australia, California, US, Trends, United States, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Signal, Brexit, Business Insider, Priscilla Chan, Agence France Presse, Australia Facebook


Five considerations from Facebook for content regulation; online versus offline

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants regulation of Big Tech, he wrote in an op-ed on February 16, saying that he doesn’t want private companies alone to make decisions on fundamental democratic values. He said that companies like Facebook make trade-offs on “important social values” such as between free expression and safety, privacy and law enforcement, […] ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Hate Speech, Political Ads, Online content regulation


Facebook will pay users $5 for their voice memo to improve speech detection

Users located in the US with more than 75 Facebook friends are eligible to get paid by the social media company.
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, News, US, Trends, Social Media, Voice Memos


Zuckerberg has staff blow-dry his armpits before speeches

Facebook leader Mark Zuckerberg has a Facebook executive blow-dry his armpits before making speeches, according to a forthcoming book about the company by journalist Steven Levy. Zuckerberg is harder to read, ping-ponging in Levy’s portrayal between naive genius and robotic robber baron. He, too, is consumed by his public image. (A communications exec is shown blow-drying the CEO’s armpits before speaking appearances to eliminate anxiety sweat.) The book, Facebook: The Inside Story [Amazon], is...
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Facebook boss faces 'blow-dried armpit' jibes

Mark Zuckerberg faced jibes on social media over a claim that he has staff blow-dry his armpits.
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Bloomberg's 'social-media army' blurs the lines on political ads and makes it harder for people to know what they're looking at (FB)

Michael Bloomberg's presidential campaign is consistently pushing boundaries on the the rules around political advertising on social media. He is in the process of hiring a "social-media army" to spread his message online, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Facebook's policy decisions on "branded content" may help Bloomberg's campaign evade scrutiny from researchers and journalists. Tech-industry insiders have already warned that Facebook needs to more clearly distinguish political...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Trends, Bloomberg, New York Times, Michael Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Signal, Priscilla Chan, Mike, Singh, Sabrina Singh


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Mark Zuckerberg struggled to curry favor with the EU this week, with skeptical lawmakers questioning Facebook's dominance and the spread of coronavirus misinformation. One MEP who met with Zuckerberg said Facebook undermined officials' ability to govern. Elon Musk criticized an artificial intelligence company he helped found — and said his confidence in the safety of its AI is 'not high.' OpenAI is racing to be the first to b...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, China, India, Trends, Eu, Greenpeace, Jeff Bezos, Delhi, Alexa, Zuckerberg, Steven Levy, Bezos