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Mark Zuckerberg wasn't warned about the worst crisis in Facebook's history, and it points to something rotten in the firm's culture

Facebook was roasted in a devastating report by British lawmakers on Monday. Among its findings, a British parliamentary committee revealed that three senior Facebook executives failed to warn CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the Cambridge Analytica data breach. It's not the first time Zuckerberg has been accused of not having a handle on Facebook's problems, while a former exec said last week that Facebook's "Game of Thrones" culture could make it hard for execs to admit fault. Lawmakers said it was...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Trends, Cnn, New York Times, Times, Damian Collins, Committee, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Ico, Mark, British Parliament, Stamos

The era of the all-powerful tech CEO has only just begun, even though Facebook and Snap show why that's a bad thing (SNAP, FB, DBX, ROKU)

At a growing number of companies, particularly in the tech sector, CEOs and other insiders have outsized control over their corporate decisions.  The executives have that control through special shares that give them extra votes. Such arrangements used to be rare, but are becoming much more common. Lyft and several other tech companies that are likely to hold their initial public offerings this year will likely debut with such dual-class stock structures. Companies say such arrangements allow ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Lyft, Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, Trends, Netflix, Evan Spiegel, Jackson, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Zimmer, Sheryl Sandberg, Securities And Exchange Commission, Logan Green, Zuckerberg

No, You Can't Have It All—& That's Okay

We know what you’re thinking — I’m not even 35 yet, why should I be worrying about what’s going to happen when I’m 40, 45….ahem, 50. You’re going to say a pair of forty-something women frustrated with their career trajectories is just normal mid-life angst — nothing new.But is it? Maura, 47, has been an editor at some of the most well-regarded publications in New York, but these days she’s feeling the existential dread of working at a print publication at a time when she's constantly reminded t...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Obama, America, Los Angeles, Michelle Obama, Mayo Clinic, Gloria Steinem, Sheryl Sandberg, Phoenix, Rauch, Hudson Valley, Maura, Jonathan Rauch, Lexy

Inside the most expensive town in America, where tech moguls live in multimillion-dollar mansions and the average household income is over $450,000

Atherton, California is the most expensive town in the US for the third year in a row. The town is within commuting distance of Palo Alto and San Francisco, and has been home to tech execs like Sheryl Sandberg and Eric Schmidt. Here's an inside look at the wealthy suburban town. From the looks of it, Atherton could be any ritzy suburb in America. But it isn't anywhere. Atherton is an idyllic town located on the San Francisco Peninsula, where even modest homes go for millions of dollars...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Palo Alto, Paul Allen, Silicon Valley, Eric Schmidt, Sheryl Sandberg, Forbes, Facebook Google, San Francisco Peninsula, Atherton

Jeff Bezos shot straight to the top of a ranking of America's biggest donors — here's how much tech moguls gave away to good causes in 2018

The Chronicle of Philanthropy published its "Philanthropy 50," ranking of the top donators to good causes in the US. Top among donators was the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos. It was the first time the Amazon CEO has appeared in the list. Other tech moguls including Mark Zuckerberg, Paul Allen, and Sheryl Sandberg featured prominently. The Chronicle of Philanthropy has published its ranking of the top 50 US donators to philanthropic causes in 2018. Figures from the world of tech featured pro...
Tags: Amazon, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Philanthropy, Sheryl Sandberg, Marc Benioff, Jeff, Evan, Melinda, Marc, Sandberg, Chronicle of Philanthropy

Jim Steyer runs the powerful nonprofit Common Sense Media; now he’s using his influence to battle big tech

California Governor Gavin Newsom earlier today proposed a so-called digital dividend that would let consumers share in the profits generated by California-based tech companies that have been “collecting, curating and monetizing” their users’ personal data. Newsom added that he has asked his administration to develop a proposal for a “new data dividend for Californians, because we recognize that data has value, and it belongs to you.” It’s an idea that tech companies will surely argue against if ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Media, California, Youtube, Stanford, Politico, Disney, Alabama, San Francisco, Tech, Gop

Facebook's $19 billion WhatsApp acquisition might not have happened if it wasn't for Mark Zuckerberg's Hungarian sheepdog, Beast (FB)

Facebook's $19 billion WhatsApp acquisition in 2014 might not have happened if it wasn't for CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Hungarian sheepdog, Beast.  In an interview with CNN, Zuckerberg said, "My dog Beast, I think, is actually the secret weapon here."  According to Zuckerberg, negotiations were tense but when Beast hopped onto WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum's lap "a second later Jan goes like, 'Okay, I think we’re good.'"  Facebook's $19 billion WhatsApp acquisition in 2014 might not have ha...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Cnn, Wall Street Journal, Sheryl Sandberg, Jan Koum, Zuckerberg, Max, Forbes, Acton, Jan, Laurie Segall, Cambridge Analytica, Brian Acton, Koums

Ex-Facebook security boss Alex Stamos says the company is like 'Game of Thrones' at the highest levels of leadership (FB)

Former Facebook exec Alex Stamos says the leadership culture at the company is like "Game of Thrones." In an interview with CNN, the outspoken security pro said it could be difficult for Facebook execs to admit when they were wrong. Stamos reportedly clashed with others on the leadership team, including COO Sheryl Sandberg, while at the Silicon Valley firm. n former Facebook exec has likened the culture in the senior ranks of the company to "Game of Thrones." Speaking to CNN's Laurie Segall i...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hbo, Trends, Cnn, Netflix, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Signal, Stanford University, Sheryl Sandberg, Mark, Yahoo Finance, Stamos, Alex Stamos, Sheryl

Inside Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg's partnership

Before Mark Zuckerberg testified in front of Congress last year, he and his team prepared by holding mock hearings inside a Facebook conference room set up to look like a congressional room.
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Congress, Stories, Sheryl Sandberg

Inside the partnership of Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg

Before Mark Zuckerberg testified in front of Congress last year, he and his team prepared by holding mock hearings inside a Facebook conference room set up to look like a congressional room.
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Congress, Stories, Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg opens up about Zuckerberg

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg talks candidly about her close relationship with Mark Zuckerberg and the controversy over her role in the company's struggle with misinformation.
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, News, Stories, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Facebook COO

Facebook Says It Needs to Collect All Your Data to Protect Against Terrorism and Child Abuse

Facebook was slapped with a ruling in Germany today that limits how the social media giant can collect data across its multiple platforms, like WhatsApp and Instagram. And Facebook is not happy about it, to say the least. The company says it’s collecting all of that data for your own good. They’re simply using their…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Instagram, Privacy, Germany, Whatsapp, Surveillance, Donald Trump, Data Privacy, Sheryl Sandberg, Instagram and Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, President Trump, delete Facebook, Bundeskartellamt

Women Haven’t Given Up on Sheryl Sandberg

This year, though, fresh off a bruising 2018, the Facebook COO arrived in the Alps on the defensive, apologizing over and over again for Facebook’s privacy and ethical slip-ups. Over the last few months, the Sheryl Sandberg brand has taken a beating, and news about Facebook’s misdeeds—and her reported role in them—is unrelenting. Questions about privacy, Russian election hacking, unsavory opposition targeting dominated the end of 2018, and the New Year began with new reports of questionable d...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Science, Alps, Sheryl Sandberg, Sandberg, Facebook COO

Facebook’s head of comms hits the road after 8 years at the company

Facebook head of communications Caryn Marooney is leaving for greener pastures, she announced today, on Facebook of course. She joins the growing number of executives and high-level employees departing the company during and after what may be its toughest year. “I spent a lot of time over the winter holiday reflecting, and with the New Year, and after 8 years at Facebook, I’ve decided to step down as leader of the communications group,” Marooney wrote. “I’ve decided it’s time to get back to m...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Social Media, Tech, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Communications, Sheryl Sandberg, Cto, Jan Koum, Alex Stamos, Personnel, Marooney, Dan Rose, Neeraj Arora

Famed investor Roger McNamee once advised Facebook. Now he’s certain it’s destroying our democracy

A year ago, renowned investor Roger McNamee had much of Silicon Valley baffled. McNamee had made his name as a tech investor in the ’80s and ’90s before cofounding the private equity firm Silver Lake Partners, then cofounding the venture capital firm Elevation Partners with singer Bono. A musician himself, McNamee had taken to spending more and more time playing with his band, Moonalice, and performing in other gigs across the country. Yet suddenly, he was seemingly on every media outlet a...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Bono, Washington, Tech, Silicon Valley, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, McNamee, Moonalice, Silver Lake Partners, Elevation Partners, Roger McNamee, Zucked

Mark Zuckerberg's former mentor: Facebook's 'surveillance capitalism' business model is toxic for democracy (FB)

Roger McNamee was once one of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's closest advisers. He told Business Insider why he thinks Facebook's "surveillance capitalism" business model is toxic for democracy. McNamee said it is down to Zuckerberg to transform the way Facebook makes money or risk "threatening the very foundations of global order." Zuckerberg doesn't seem inclined to agree. He published a defiant blog on Monday, which said people are overly focusing on the "negative" aspects of the social netw...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, US, Trends, Myanmar, British Airways, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Mark, McNamee, Sandberg, Sheryl, Roger McNamee

Mark Zuckerberg's 15-year Facebook anniversary post dunks on journalism, omits Myanmar

On the 15th anniversary of Facebook's launch, Mark Zuckerberg says his company will spend more on safety and security in 2019 than the total amount of revenue his company had on hand at the date of its IPO. In a Facebook post today, Zuckerberg takes a swipe at America's technology journalists, and complains about news coverage in 2018 that was critical of Facebook. Here's Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook post. And below, journalists and observers calling him on his utter bullshit. fascinating pi...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, Business, Technology, News, America, Tech, US news, Tech News, Myanmar, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Picks, Natalie Martinez, Ryan Mac

As Facebook turns 15, I have a question for Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg

Today marks the 15th anniversary’s of Facebook’s existence. The last couple of years have been tumultuous for the company, as numerous reports revealed egregious missteps in keeping user data private and secure. Now’s a good time to ask CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg a pressing question: If you didn’t work for Facebook and knew what we know about it today, how would you feel about your family using the platform? 2018 was rife with stories of Facebook’s privacy and security gaffes, a...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg

The real lesson of Facebook's Apple dust-up shows why Zuckerberg's 'hacker way' is even more dangerous than we thought (AAPL, FB)

Facebook's dispute with Apple this week illustrated that the social-networking company doesn't feel accountable to anyone. Facebook defied Apple's rules regarding both apps that monitor users' activities on their phones and apps that can be distributed through its enterprise channel, despite Apple's substantial power of the company. Regulators trying to figure out what to do about Facebook should study the incident closely, because it shows how immune the company feels to consequences for cros...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, Trends, Tim Cook, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Lynn, Facebook Apple, Scott Galloway, Barry Lynn, Facebook research

I Make $150,000 — & I Work From Home

In our series My 6-Figure Paycheck , women making more than $100,000 open up about how they got there and what exactly they do. We take a closer look at what it feels like to be a woman making six-figures — when only 5% of American women make that much, according to the U.S. Census — w ith the hope it will give women insight into how to better navigate their own career and salary trajectories.Today, we chat with a senior partnership manager from Tinton Falls, NJ. Previously, we spoke to a devel...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York City, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Sheryl Sandberg, Trulia, Bfa, Seattle Wa, Fafsa, San Francisco CA, Jared Goff, U S Census, Tinton Falls NJ, Tinton Falls NJDegree

Snopes ends their 'debunking false stuff' partnership with Facebook. Here's why.

Fact-checking site Snopes said in a statement Friday they're ending a partnership with Facebook that was intended to help Facebook cut down on the use of its platform to share disinformation and promote accuracy in public discourse. It's over. Poynter's reporting says the reason for the breakup is “bandwidth,” namely Snopes's: Since fact-checkers have to manually enter each false post they flag into a dashboard on the platform, it takes a lot of time for an operation that only employs 16 peo...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, Business, Technology, News, Tech, Green, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Congressional, Facebook Here, Snopes, Poynter, Picks, Green Snopes

Facebook is facing unprecedented corporate drama, but users and advertisers seem to be unfazed by it all

Facebook   reported stellar earnings   Wednesday, despite a scandal-ridden end to 2018. It beat estimates on revenue, earnings and user growth and said it's making far more money per user than analysts expected, much more than it ever has before. Why it matters:   The company is facing unprecedented scrutiny from policymakers, business partners and privacy advocates, but strong growth — particularly overseas — demonstrates that users and advertisers are largely unfazed by the corporate drama. R...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Washington, Trends, Asia Pacific, North America, British Airways, Sheryl Sandberg, Federal Trade Commission, Wehner, David McCabe, David Wehner, Facebook Stories Zuckerberg

Facebook hit an unhappy milestone: Its days of double-digit user growth and 50% revenue gains are over

Facebook impressed Wall Street with a solid set of fourth-quarter earnings following a troubled 12 months. But take a step back, and Facebook had its slowest year of growth since its IPO in 2012. The days of 50% increases in revenue and double-digit user growth look to be over. Facebook knows this, and it's talking up new ad products and is going to start obfuscating user numbers. Despite its difficulties, Facebook services are used by more than a third of the world's population. Revenue up, ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Trends, Barclays, Morgan Stanley, Sheryl Sandberg, Piper Jaffray, Instead Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, Dave Wehner

Facebook is under fire from growing security and data concerns. Advertisers keep pumping in money anyway.

2018 was a rough year for Facebook with a number of scandals about how the company handles data and privacy. Facebook execs spoke during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call about how the social media giant is cleaning up its platform. Despite the concerns, Facebook’s ad business continues to soar, with revenue rising 37% to $56 billion in revenue in 2018. Facebook reported having 7 million active advertisers, up from 6 million last year. Despite numerous scandals around security and da...
Tags: Facebook, Beyonce, Instagram, Trends, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook Instagram, Sandberg, Wehner, David Wehner Similar

Sheryl Sandberg: The Teens 'Consented' to Putting Facebook Spyware on Their Phones

On Tuesday, news broke via TechCrunch that Facebook ran a sketchy “Research” program involving paid participants who downloaded an app onto their phones that was capable of monitoring virtually everything that they did—including in some cases teens as young as 13, who were recruited via social media ads that appeared…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Privacy, Social Media, Cybersecurity, Spyware, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook research, Project Atlas

Advertisers are still pumping money into Facebook, even as the company is under fire over growing security and data concerns

2018 was a rough year for Facebook with a number of scandals about how the company handles data and privacy. Facebook execs spoke during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call about how the social media giant is cleaning up its platform. Despite the concerns, Facebook’s ad business continues to soar, with revenue rising 37% to $56 billion in revenue in 2018. Facebook reported having 7 million active advertisers, up from 6 million last year. Despite numerous scandals around security and da...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook Instagram, Marie Kondo, Sandberg, Wehner, David Wehner Similar

Senator Warner calls on Zuckerberg to support market research consent rules

In response to TechCrunch’s investigation of Facebook paying teens and adults to install a VPN that lets it analyze all their phone’s traffic, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) has sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg. It admonishes Facebook for not spelling out exactly what data the Facebook Research app was collecting or giving users adequate information necessary to determine if they should accept payment in exchange for selling their privacy. Following our report, Apple banned Facebook’s Research app f...
Tags: Apple, Google, Social, Startups, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Privacy, Congress, Government, Senate, Policy, Vpn, Warner, Sheryl Sandberg

Regulatory demands for better data governance push Collibra’s valuation above $1 billion

What could Google’s parent company Alphabet, and the wealth management office of the likes of Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, understand better than the need for a service to manage all the data their companies are collecting? As regulations in Europe begin to take effect (and European regulators show their teeth), companies like Collibra , which just raised $100 million at a valuation of over $1 billion from new investor CapitalG (the growth equity investment fund from Alphab...
Tags: Travel, Google, TC, Facebook, Europe, France, Sheryl Sandberg, Informatica, Collibra, Jack Dorsey Mark Zuckerberg, Dorsey Zuckerberg, Colibra, Derek Zanutto

Facebook warns that blowing up Silicon Valley firms through regulation might allow sinister Chinese companies to dominate the internet (FB)

Facebook's most senior spokesman warned European regulators against heavy-handed regulation of Silicon Valley companies. Nick Clegg, Facebook's new communications chief, said inappropriate regulation would leave room for Chinese tech companies to dominate, even though they have scant regard for user privacy and security. Clegg pointed to "sinister" surveillance by the Chinese government as an example of what could happen. Clegg is currently in Brussels to try to butter up European regulators w...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, UK, California, China, US, Trends, Eu, Atlantic, Nick Clegg, Silicon Valley, Brussels, Sheryl Sandberg, Clegg, Nick Clegg Facebook

Facebook's new head of comms said it doesn't feel like there's an 'insurrection' brewing at the company despite the public backlash

Facebook's new comms boss Nick Clegg said on Monday that he doesn't feel an employee "insurrection" is on the way at Facebook. He said that Facebook staff are understandably troubled by the scandals surround the company because they are "human beings." While an internal survey from November showed that company morale took a hit during 2018, reports suggest there is still considerable loyalty towards the leadership including COO Sheryl Sandberg and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook's newly initiat...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Trends, Nick Clegg, New York Times, Brussels, Wall Street Journal, Sheryl Sandberg, Great Britain, Menlo Park, Clegg, Facebook He, Mark Zuckerberg Facebook, Patrick Walker, Ryan Heath, Sandberg Clegg