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NBC News: Access to Facebook user data given to Zuckerberg's "friends"

Leaked internal Facebook documents show that Facebook not only planned to sell user data, but that it ultimately "doled it out to app developers who were considered personal “friends” of Zuckerberg", reports NBC News. Olivia Solon and Cyrus Farivar: The thousands of newly shared documents were anonymously leaked to the British investigative journalist Duncan Campbell, who shared them with a handful of media organizations: NBC News, Computer Weekly and Süddeutsche Zeitung. Campbell, a founding me...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Nbc News, Parliament, Zuckerberg, Cyrus Farivar, Facebook Facebook, Duncan Campbell, Olivia Solon, NBC News Computer Weekly, Süddeutsche Zeitung Campbell


One of the tech industry's leading critics says Apple and Google's new 'screen time' features will never work because they ignore the underlying problem (AAPL, GOOGL, FB)

Tristan Harris is happy that companies like Apple and Google are starting to focus on their customers' well-being. But efforts such as Apple's Screen Time are a bit misguided, because they don't address the underlying problem of attention manipulation, said Harris, the cofounder of the Center for Humane Technology. Instead of giving consumers tools to monitor how much they use their devices and apps, tech companies ought to be encouraging users to do other things that are more fulfilling, he s...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Silicon Valley, Business Insider, Zuckerberg, HARRIS, Johann Hari, Watch Google, Tristan Harris, Center for Humane Technology, Center for Humane Technology Instead


Mistrust, secret memos, and boardroom drama — inside the chaos at HQ Trivia after its young cofounder’s sudden death

After the tragic death of HQ Trivia's founder CEO Colin Kroll in December, the company was put back into the hands of cofounder Rus Yusupov. Yusupov had been benched as CEO only a few months before Kroll died. Employees were not happy, with half the company involved in a near mutiny thwarted only when Yusupov was convinced to resign from the role, again. This is the inside story of the meltdown at HQ Trivia, including how one woman's HR complaint became a tug of war for control. Visit Business...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, New York, Hollywood, Trends, Vine, Silicon Valley, Lightspeed, Jeremy Liew, Business Insider, Founders Fund, Zuckerberg, Colin, Digiday, HQ


An insider's view of Facebook's 15 months in hell: my take

Following up on Xeni's post from earlier today: For their 12,000-word, beautifully reported story on how Facebook's top executives coped with 15 months of mounting crises, Wired's Nicholas Thompson and Fred Vogelstein spoke with 65 current and former insider sources, producing a gripping account of how the people who built the worst thing to ever happen to the web coped when the world woke up one day and figured this all out. It's a portrait of a company that can't escape its DNA, a company...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, UK, News, US, Harvard, New York Times, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Longreads, Breitbart, Xeni, Marie Kondo, George Soros, Sandberg


Mark Zuckerberg Leveraged Facebook User Data To Fight Rivals and Help Friends, Leaked Documents Show

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg once considered making deals with third-party developers just to help him find out how much users' data is worth, NBC News reported on Tuesday. The report, which cites 4,000 leaked pages of internal documents, shines a light on the way senior company executives viewed attaching a dollar sign to sensitive user data, despite Facebook's public commitment to protect such information. From the report: In the same week, Zuckerberg floated the idea of pursuing 100 deals wi...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Nbc News, Tech, Zuckerberg, Lessin, Jonny Thaw


Instagram's cofounder worried that Mark Zuckerberg was behaving like Trump to get him to quit, blockbuster report reveals

A detailed report from Wired, drawing on 65 interviews with current and former Facebook employees, chronicles a disastrous 15 months for the company. The report features details on the deteriorating relationship between Mark Zuckerberg and Instagram's cofounders, who left in September. A source told Wired that cofounder Kevin Systrom worried aloud whether Zuckerberg was treating him the way Donald Trump treated former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Trends, Donald Trump, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Trump, Krieger, Systrom, Cambridge Analytica, Jeff Sessions Sessions, Huawei China


Facebook staff followed CNN camera crew to the bathroom over fears they would spy after the worst scandal in its history

An investigation by Wired reveals how Facebook employees were asked to monitor a CNN camera crew during an interview with Mark Zuckerberg after the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke. These employees were told to follow the crew to the bathroom and treated them as "potential spies" during the encounter, Wired wrote. Facebook said this was not company protocol. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. A bombshell report from Wired, investigating 15 months from hell for Facebook, reveals how ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Cnn, Cbs, Pbs, Jack Ma, Zuckerberg, Samsung Galaxy, Trump, Facebookers, Laurie Segall, Cambridge Analytica, Sheryl Sandberg COO, Christopher Wylie, Mark Zuckerberg Wired


Facebook staff followed CNN camera crews to the bathroom over fears they would spy after the worst scandal in its history

An investigation by Wired published Tuesday said Facebook employees were asked to monitor a CNN camera crew during an interview with CEO Mark Zuckerberg last year after news of the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke. Employees were told to follow the crew members to the bathroom and treated them as "potential spies," Wired said. Facebook told Wired that this was not company protocol. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. A bombshell report from Wired investigating 15 months of hell for F...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Cnn, Nintendo, Cbs, Pbs, Jack Ma, Zuckerberg, Trump, Facebookers, Laurie Segall, Cambridge Analytica, Sheryl Sandberg Facebook, Christopher Wylie, Mark Zuckerberg Wired


Facebook now welcomes social media regulation

In a Cato Podcast with Caleb Brown, John Samples discusses his new Cato policy analysis, “Why the Government Should Not Regulate Content Moderation of Social Media.” One thing that changed just lately: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, in the words of Nick Gillespie, is explicitly calling for government regulation of specifically political speech on his platform and beyond. In his quest to limit expression on social media, Zuckerberg is joined not only by progressive Democrats such a...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Law, Uncategorized, Social Media, Free Speech, Zuckerberg, Sen Elizabeth Warren D Mass, Nick Gillespie, Sen Ted Cruz R Texas, Competition Through Regulation, Caleb Brown John Samples, Sen Josh Hawley R Mo, Scott Shackford Hans Bader, Andrea O Sullivan Mercatus


AN UNLIKELY REVOLUTIONARY: How Tristan Harris went from working at Apple and Google to consulting with heads of state about how to reform Silicon Valley (FB, GOOGL)

In recent years, Tristan Harris has become one of the most prominent critics of the tech industry. Harris got his start with a presentation he made while at Google highlighting the techniques it and other tech companies used to manipulate customers and dominate their attention. In recent years, he's been consulting with policy makers worldwide as they've investigated the tech industry's influence on society and started exploring ways to counter it. Harris spoke with Business Insider about his ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, US, Trends, Bbc, New York Times, Nintendo, Silicon Valley, Zuckerberg, Santa Cruz, HARRIS, Facebook Apple, Adam Schiff


Investors controlling $3B in Facebook stock demand Zuckerberg's ouster, and they will lose

A consortium of Facebook investors led by Trillium Asset Management and controlling $3B in shares has put a proposal before the shareholders to fire Mark Zuckerberg for his mishandling of a string of ghastly scandals; they will lose, however, because Facebook's share structure gives Zuckerberg's personal shares more votes than other shareholders, ensuring that the company can run as a cult of personality beholden to his whims, rather than one disciplined by shareholder choices (this corporate s...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, Business, News, Zuckerberg, Zuck, Activist Investors, Cults Of Personality, Trillium Asset Management, Zucked, News Corp Google


Either Facebook is building yet another massive bit barn in Iowa, and doesn't want you to know about it....

... or this is a massive, massive coincidence. What's a Zuckerberg? We're Siculus! A legal entity called Siculus Inc plans to build a data centre covering 1 million square foot (c 92,900m2) next door to Facebook's 2.5 million square feet (c 232,257m2) infrastructure campus in Altoona, Iowa.…
Tags: Facebook, Software, Iowa, Zuckerberg, Altoona Iowa, Siculus Inc


Facebook Shareholders Force A Vote On Ousting Mark Zuckerberg

On May 30th, Facebook's shareholder's will vote on whether to remove Mark Zuckerberg as chairman of the board, reports Business Insider: Business Insider broke the news of the proposal in July last year after revealing the plans of activist shareholder Trillium Asset Management, which had grown tired of the "mishandling" of scandals including the Cambridge Analytica data breach. Responding to the proposal in the SEC filing, Facebook called on investors to vote it down. "We believe our board of d...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Tech, SEC, Zuckerberg, Facebook Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, Trillium Asset Management, Facebook Shareholders Force


Facebook spent $22.6m to keep Mark Zuckerberg safe last year

Security costs for the tech billionaire and his family more than doubled last year, as an outcry over Facebook’s practices grewFacebook more than doubled the money it spent on top executive Mark Zuckerberg’s security in 2018 to $22.6m, a regulatory filing has showed.Zuckerberg drew a base salary of $1 for the past three years, and his “other” compensation was listed at $22.6m, most of which was for his personal security. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Zuckerberg


Facebook spent $22 million to keep Zuckerberg safe last year

Keeping Mark Zuckerberg safe is expensive.
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Stories, Zuckerberg


Facebook more than doubles Zuckerberg compensation to $22.6 million

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's compensation for 2018 more than doubled to $22.6 million, a regulatory filing showed on Friday.
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Money, businessNews, Zuckerberg, Facebook Inc


Facebook spent $20 million last year on Zuckerberg’s personal protection

2018 was by all means a very rough year for Facebook . The company, which spent the year reeling from the Cambridge Analytica scandal and a general bubbling-up of public anger, also had to deal with animosity towards the company’s founder and gave the executive a lot of cash to handle a full security detail for himself and his family. While Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes a $1 annual salary and does not earn an annual bonus, he gets millions in “other compensation” largely related to sec...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Tech, SEC, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Facebook COO, Cambridge Analytica


Zuckerberg compensation more than doubles with $22.6 million Facebook paycheck

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's compensation for 2018 more than doubled to $22.6 million, a regulatory filing showed on Friday.
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Money, businessNews, Zuckerberg, Facebook Inc


Facebook is appointing Peggy Alford to be the first African-American woman on its board, as Netflix CEO Reed Hastings prepares to leave (AAPL, NFLX)

There are significant changes afoot on Facebook's board. The company is nominating PayPal exec Peggy Alford for election to the board, and she will be the first African-American woman to serve as a director at Facebook. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and former White House official Erskine Bowles are leaving. Facebook is shaking up its board of directors — nominating PayPal executive Peggy Alford, and preparing to part ways with the Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and former White House chief of staff E...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, White House, Trends, Paypal, Netflix, New York Times, Myanmar, Silicon Valley, Signal, Sheryl Sandberg, Reed Hastings, Clinton, Zuckerberg, Mark, Hastings


Facebook Is Stealing Your Family’s Joy

Before you post that baby bump or college acceptance letter online, remember how much fun it used to be to share in person.
Tags: Facebook, News, Privacy, Social Media, Zuckerberg, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Mark E


Don’t Waste Your Happiest News on Facebook

Before you post that baby bump or college acceptance letter online, remember how much fun it used to be to share in person.
Tags: Facebook, News, Privacy, Social Media, Zuckerberg, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Mark E


Mark Zuckerberg invites crony capitalism with call for regulation

Please, regulate me! That was Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s message to Congress recently. “Lawmakers often tell me we have too much power over speech, and frankly I agree,” he wrote in an op-ed. “(W)e shouldn’t make so many important decisions … on our own.” It sounds so self-sacrificing. But give me a break. Big companies use regulation to their advantage. His smaller competitors can’t afford the squads of “compliance officers” that Facebook employs. “You, as a company, welcome regulation?...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Utah, Microsoft, Congress, California, Opinion, Washington, White House, Sport, Soccer, Justice Department, Zuckerberg, Brook, Orrin Hatch


Times Insider: When Trash Is a Journalist’s Treasure

Jake Orta was not aware he was searching the bins of Mark Zuckerberg’s house until we told him who owned the place.
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, News, Income Inequality, Zuckerberg, Facebook Inc, Mark E, Silicon Valley (Calif, San Francisco (Calif, Homeless Persons, Waste Materials and Disposal, Jake Orta, Trash-Picker


Mark Zuckerberg gets taste of privacy invasion as New York Times reports the contents of his trash

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg got a taste of privacy invasion very close to home over the weekend. The New York Times reported the contents of his trash after following San Francisco garbage picker Jake Orta in an affluent suburb of the city. Items retrieved from Zuckerberg's trash included a working coffee machine, A&W diet root beer, and Chinese takeout boxes. Mark Zuckerberg has been battling a string of privacy scandals at Facebook, but this weekend, he might well be contemplating a privac...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, San Francisco, Trends, Britain, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Times, Zuckerberg, California Read, Orta, Cambridge Analytica, Jake Orta


NZealand privacy tsar accuses Facebook of failing to cooperate

New Zealand's privacy regulator on Monday accused Facebook of failing to cooperate on tackling livestreaming in the wake of the Christchurch mosques massacre, saying founder Mark Zuckerberg was "disingenuous" about its systems. The gunman livestreamed his rampage at two mosques on March 15 on Facebook, with the footage proliferating widely online despite the platform saying it "quickly" removed the footage. Privacy Commissioner John Edwards said Zuckerberg was "disingenuous" in saying bad acto...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, New Zealand, Christchurch, Zuckerberg, John Edwards


To Stop Copycats, Snapchat Shares Itself

"Snapchat pioneered Stories, the popular feature where users create and share ephemeral posts that disappear within 24 hours," reports Business Insider. "And now, it's taking them everywhere." Users are now able to share their Stories on third-party partner apps like Tinder -- and Snap is also sharing its Bitmoji's with Venmo and Fitbit. TechCrunch reports: For 2.5 years, Snapchat foolishly tried to take the high road versus Facebook, with Evan Spiegel claiming "Our values are hard to copy"....
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Snapchat, Evan Spiegel, Venmo, Zuckerberg, Instagram WhatsApp


Britain Proposes Broad New Powers to Regulate Internet Content

A growing number of countries are now eager to punish Facebook and other internet companies for harmful material on their platforms.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, News, Censorship, Social Media, Britain, Zuckerberg, Google Inc, May, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Mark E, YouTube.com, Freedom of Speech and Expression, Theresa M


To stop copycats, Snapchat shares itself

Evan Spiegel has finally found a way to fight back against Mark Zuckerberg’s army of clones. For 2.5 years, Snapchat foolishly tried to take the high road versus Facebook, with Spiegel claiming “Our values are hard to copy”. That inaction allowed Zuckerberg to accrue over 1 billion daily Stories users across Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook compared to Snapchat’s 186 million total daily users. Meanwhile, the whole tech industry scrambled to build knock-offs of Snap’s vision of an ephemeral, vi...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Advertising Tech, Washington Post, US, Los Angeles, Tech, Snapchat, Netflix, Facebook Messenger


The future of news is conversation in small groups with trusted voices

Chikai Ohazama Contributor Share on Twitter Chikai Ohazama is the founder and CEO of Muxgram, which offers messaging products like the upcoming Sunday Beagle. He previously co-founded Keyhole (Google Earth/Maps) and held leadership roles at Google for 11 years. When I first came out to California, one of my favorite places to go for sushi was in downtown Mountain View. They had these little boats that would float around the ba...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Column, Mark Zuckerberg, Media, Instagram, California, Washington Post, Steve Jobs, India, San Francisco, Tech, New York Times, Google Docs, Brad Feld, Michelin