"Actions planned by platform companies like Apple could have a meaningful negative effect on small businesses and economic recovery in 2021 and beyond," Zuckerberg told investors Thursday during Facebook's Q3 earnings call.
Mark Zuckerberg signed off on a Facebook algorithm change in 2017 that throttled traffic to progressive news sites, costing journalism outlet Mother Jones hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal and comments by Mother Jones senior staff published Friday.
Among the findings was a 2018 internal company document titled the Cunningham Memo in which Facebook Senior Data Scientist Thomas Cunningham informed CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Vice President of Growth Javier Olivan that Instagram could hit a "tipping point" where its growth could ultimately come at the expense of all users leaving Facebook's blue app.
“I’m not sure if I’m missing something from this question,” Zuckerberg responded, in polite disbelief, “but I certainly haven’t seen any data that suggests that free food is anywhere near the list of primary reasons that people come to work at this company.
Parker Molloy, a writer and cultural critic at Media Matters for America, said Facebook had proved itself an echo chamber when it allowed hundreds of inaccurate ads funded by pro-Trump organizations.
One of the more interesting insights that comes from Mark Zuckerberg's lost journal pages, as reported by Wired's Steven Levy, is that even early on, the Facebook founder clearly wanted people to feel like they are having a private experience.
In a blog post on Data Privacy Day, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that its "Off-Facebook Activity" tool -- which lets you manage how Facebook tracks you across the internet -- will finally be launched globally.
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has said people should be allowed to form their own judgements about what politicians say in ads By contrast, Twitter opted to ban all political adverts from its platform in October.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg flirted with the idea of getting into the online dating business in 2014 — but instead gave Tinder and similar apps access to user data, leaked documents show.
As Mark Zuckerberg testified about all things Facebook on the House side of the Capitol last week, over on the Senate side some lawmakers were debating whether CEOs like Zuckerberg should face jail time if their companies misuse people’s personal data.“You know, my sense is that Mark Zuckerberg is not going to take American’s privacy seriously unless he and others in these positions face personal consequences,” senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) told WIRED in his Capitol Hill office.
Ocasio-Cortez stumps Zuckerberg with questions on far right and Cambridge Analytica.Mark Zuckerberg faced a grueling examination from the Democratic lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday, with questions over the Cambridge Analytica scandal and Facebook’s reluctance to police political advertising.
Book ‘Em. On Thursday, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden unveiled the official version of a privacy bill designed to protect Americans’ data and punish anyone who deceptively exploits it — even the CEOs of massive tech corporations.
Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday that Facebook's top priority is to put in place a new privacy program that was mandated after the company's $5 billion settlement with the Federal Trade Commission in July.
The United States, United Kingdom and Australia plan to pressure Facebook to create a backdoor into its encrypted messaging apps that would allow governments to access the content of private communications, according to an open letter from top government officials to Mark Zuckerberg obtained by the Guardian.
In language that is often more candid than he typically uses in his public comments, Zuckerberg seeks to rally the company against Facebook’s competitors, critics, and the US government.
U.S Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), in an interview with Willamette Week, suggested that Mark Zuckerberg should face a prison term for lying to American citizens about Facebook's privacy lapses."Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly lied to the American people about privacy," Senator Wyden said in the interview.
In addition to the $5 billion fine, which goes straight to the US Treasury, the new order requires Facebook to establish and adhere to a new governance structure for reviewing user privacy on its services, including Instagram and WhatsApp. The company's board of directors must form an independent privacy committee, removing "unfettered control" of decisions affecting user privacy from CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill April 11, 2018 in Washington, DC.The Federal Trade Commission approved an approximately $5 billion settlement with over the company's 2018 Cambridge Analytica scandal, a person familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal.
"The internet wouldn't have been created by people like Mark Zuckerberg, or any of the sort of corporate executives in Silicon Valley today," he said. The internet wouldn't have been created by people like Mark Zuckerberg, or any of the sort of corporate executives in Silicon Valley today.
"The question that I think we have to grapple with is that breaking up these companies wouldn't make any of those problems better," Zuckerberg said in a conversation with Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein.
Depending on what you read or hear, Libra is one or all of: a great act of enterprise social good that will change the lives of millions of people for the better; a nightmare for American and European regulators; a desperate attempt to rehabilitate the reputation and declining readership of Facebook and its increasingly unpopular CEO, Mark Zuckerberg; or a pipedream based on a shaky premise and a yet-to-be-built infrastructure that probably won’t be built.
stock dipped on a Wall Street Journal report that the company has uncovered emails linking CEO Mark Zuckerberg to the social media giant's controversial privacy practices.
Writing in a similar vein in the Washington Post this March, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called for Congress to pass privacy laws modeled on the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc emails appear to show Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg’s involvement in discussions about its much criticized privacy practices, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Two artists and an advertising company created a deepfake of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg saying things he never said, and uploaded it to Instagram. "Imagine this for a second: One man, with total control of billions of people's stolen data, all their secrets, their lives, their futures," Zuckerberg's likeness says, in the video.
Just one day before Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at a shareholder meeting that he wants to build a “privacy-focused social platform,” the company’s lawyer argued that privacy doesn’t actually exist on Facebook.
We projected “Fire Mark Zuckerberg” onto the side of the Facebook shareholders meeting last night. Zuckerberg has been the sole leader of Facebook for its entire 15 years of existence. Ousting Mark Zuckerberg is an important first step toward affecting real change.