Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Mark Zuckerberg’s Call to Regulate Facebook, Explained Advertisement Supported by Here’s why the Facebook chief executive invited Congress to regulate his company in a post on Saturday. ByMike Isaac March 30, 2019 Facebook has faced months of scrutiny for a litany of ills, from spreading misinformation to not properly protecting its users’ data to allowing foreign meddling in elections. Many at the Silicon Valley company now expect lawmakers and regulators to act to contain it — so the social network is trying to set its own terms for what any regulations should look like. That helps explain why Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, wrote an opinion piece for The Washington Post on Saturday laying out a case for how he believes his company should be … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg’s Call to Regulate Facebook, Explained
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | As Mark Zuckerberg Tightens Grip on Facebook, 2 Top Deputies Leave Advertisement Supported by ByMike Isaac March 14, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — Two of Facebook’s top executives — one regarded as the company’s No. 3, and the other the head of its WhatsApp messaging service — are leaving after disagreements with Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive, over the social network’s future direction. The differences stemmed from Mr. Zuckerberg’s asserting control over his company and its apps — Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger — by rolling out a plan to integrate the services into a single privacy-focused platform, according to six people involved in the situation. The change is a substantial shift for Facebook, which has traditionally encouraged … [Read more...] about As Mark Zuckerberg Tightens Grip on Facebook, 2 Top Deputies Leave
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Mark Zuckerberg Wants Facebook to Emulate China’s WeChat. Can It? Advertisement Supported by The New New World ByLi Yuan March 7, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — As Mark Zuckerberg begins shifting Facebook to private messaging and away from public sharing and open conversations, the vision he has sketched out for the future of social networking already exists — just not in the United States. Instead, it is a reality in China through a messaging app called WeChat. Developed by the Chinese internet giant Tencent in 2011, WeChat lets people message each other via one-on-one texts, audio or video calls. Users can also form groups of as many as 500 people on WeChat to discuss and debate the issues of the day. While Facebook users constantly see ads in their News Feeds, WeChat users only see … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg Wants Facebook to Emulate China’s WeChat. Can It?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | After Facebook’s Scandals, Mark Zuckerberg Says He’ll Shift Focus to Private Sharing Advertisement Supported by ByMike Isaac March 6, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — The first era of social networking was predicated on people publicly sharing their status updates, photos and messages. The next era will be an almost 180-degree turn, focused on private and encrypted communications between users. The change was signaled on Wednesday by Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, the world’s largest social network and the owner of Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger. The Silicon Valley company rode public sharing to become one of the most valuable tech companies and now has 2.7 billion users around the globe. But in an interview and blog post on Wednesday, Mr. Zuckerberg detailed … [Read more...] about After Facebook’s Scandals, Mark Zuckerberg Says He’ll Shift Focus to Private Sharing
Early Facebook investor, Roger McNamee details his experience as a mentor to Mark Zuckerberg in his new book “Zucked.” McNamee first met Zuckerberg in 2006 and said it was “a meeting unlike any I’ve ever been in.” Business Insider talked to McNamee about how the tech CEO has changed since their first awkward meeting. Following is a transcript of the video. Kif: I wanna get to Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg because they’re immensely powerful people. Roger: Yeah, I’ve noticed. Kif: So you know them both. Roger: Yeah. Kif: How did you meet Mark Zuckerberg? Roger: So 2006, I got an email from a guy named Chris Kelly. He was the Chief Privacy Officer at Facebook. He says, “My boss has a huge business issue, and he doesn’t know how to solve it, and he needs to talk to somebody who’s been around a long time but has no conflicts. Would you take a meeting?” Now, Facebook was 2 years old. Mark was 22. I was 50. And … [Read more...] about Early Facebook investor said his first awkward meeting with Mark Zuckerberg was ‘unlike any I’ve ever been in’