Stories tagged: Mark Zuckerberg
UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 6:23 p.m.
Facebook shares bounce back to pre-scandal level
While Facebook’s practices leading up to the 2017 election are still under scrutiny, Wall Street appears to have moved on for now.
UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 6:50 p.m.
Facebook CEO Zuckerberg didn’t have all the answers for Congress
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg often came across as one of the smartest people in the room as he jousted with U.S. lawmakers demanding to know how and why his company …
UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 6:47 p.m.
Zuckerberg says regulation inevitable. Is Congress up to it?
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged Wednesday that regulation of social media companies is “inevitable” and disclosed that his own personal information has been compromised by malicious outsiders. But after two …
UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 8:34 p.m.
Did Cambridge Analytica get your data? You’ll know soon
Anyone who’s been wondering if their private Facebook data might have been swept up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal will soon get their first clues.
Fri., April 6, 2018, 7:51 a.m.
Facebook says it should have audited Cambridge Analytica
Facebook’s No. 2 executive says the company should have conducted an audit after learning that a political consultancy improperly accessed user data nearly three years ago.
Sat., March 31, 2018, 6 a.m.
Froma Harrop: The fashion of Silicon knavery
How did it come to this? How was Mark Zuckerberg able to prance the globe vacuuming up the ad revenues that rightly belonged to the news organizations providing his content? …
UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 9:24 p.m.
Facebook signals that Zuckerberg will testify to Congress in data privacy scandal
Facebook is in talks with lawmakers about having its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, testify to Congress about the social network’s handling of user data.
UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 2:26 p.m.
Breaking up with Facebook? It’s harder than it looks
Facebook’s latest privacy scandal, involving Trump campaign consultants who allegedly stole data on tens of millions of users in order to influence elections, has some people reconsidering their relationship status …
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018
Facebook’s ‘fixes’– meaningful or just skin deep?
To Mark Zuckerberg, fixing Facebook means many things – protecting users from abuse, preventing elections meddling from malicious actors, weeding out fake news and “making sure time spent on Facebook …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 6:41 p.m.
Facebook edits feeds to bring less news, more sharing
Facebook is changing what its users will see to highlight posts they are most likely to engage with and make time spent on social media more “meaningful.”
Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 9:30 p.m.
Facing critics, Facebook wants feeds to be more ‘meaningful’
Facebook is tweaking what people see to make their time on it more “meaningful” in a move that could hurt publishers and news organizations that rely on it to spread …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
Senators push for more online transparency in elections
Senators are moving to boost transparency for online political ads, unveiling Thursday what could be the first of several pieces of legislation to try to lessen influence from Russia or …
Sun., May 21, 2017, 10:29 p.m.
Facebook CEO, wife celebrate 5th anniversary with Maine hike
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have spent a day hiking around Mount Katahdin in Maine and talking with local residents on their anniversary weekend.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 4:58 p.m.
Facebook to hire 3,000 to review videos of crime and suicide
Facebook plans to hire 3,000 more people to review videos and other posts after getting criticized for not responding quickly enough to murders shown on its service.
Thu., April 20, 2017
Facebook shouldn’t be platform for evil
Facebook needs to do more to ensure that users aren’t accosted by violent videos auto-playing in their feeds.
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
Zuckerberg’s goal: Remake a world Facebook helped create
Mark Zuckerberg helped create the modern world by connecting nearly a quarter of its citizens to Facebook and giving them a platform to share, well, everything – baby pictures and …
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Who are the 8 richest people? All men, mostly Americans
The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology. Most are American, with …
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 11:21 a.m.
Mark Zuckerberg outlines Facebook’s ideas to battle fake news
A week after trying to reassure the public that it was “extremely unlikely hoaxes changed the outcome of this election,” Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg outlined several ways the company might …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 1:17 p.m.
Facebook’s Zuckerberg, wife Chan pledge $3 billion to end disease
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a goal that’s even more ambitious than connecting the entire world to the internet: He and his wife want to help eradicate all disease by …
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 2:55 p.m.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘compound’ raises red flags for housing board
An advisory board recommended a California city refuse Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s plans to demolish and rebuild four homes around his property because of privacy concerns, saying it won’t support …
Tue., June 7, 2016, 6 a.m.
Hacking of Facebook founder serves as reminder to change passwords
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s rarely used Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest accounts were briefly compromised on Sunday, serving as a reminder that everyone is susceptible to hacking.
Wed., May 11, 2016, 6:03 p.m.
Facebook accused of manipulating ‘trends’
What’s behind the accusations that Facebook is manipulating its “trending topics” feature to promote or suppress certain political perspectives?
Fri., April 29, 2016, 1:18 p.m.
How creating new Facebook stock will keep Mark Zuckerberg in control
When Facebook Inc. announced its first-quarter earnings Wednesday, a few things were clear: The number of users on the social network is climbing, its ad revenue is soaring and its …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 7:26 p.m.
Islamic State video targets Facebook, Twitter CEOs
Islamic State has released a new video that targets the chief executive officers of Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc.
Sat., Jan. 9, 2016
Froma Harrop: Donors concentrating research on coasts, upper Midwest
Conservatives’ squeeze on widely dispersed federal funds hurts their constituents.
Mon., May 14, 2012, 8:54 a.m.
Facebook CEO turns 28, IPO could be $100B gift
He famously wears a hoodie, jeans and sneakers, and he was born the year Apple introduced the Macintosh. But Mark Zuckerberg is no boy-CEO.
Mon., Nov. 15, 2010, 10:35 a.m.
E-mail secondary as Facebook revamps messaging
Facebook unveiled a new messaging platform today that takes aim at one of the Internet’s first applications, e-mail.
Sun., Oct. 3, 2010
Facebook creator has emerged as cultural superstar
The Harvard dormitory where Facebook was born is a red brick and ivy-draped campus castle that, beyond just being a place to sleep and study, has long prided itself as …
Fri., Oct. 1, 2010
Movie review: Sharply written ‘Social’ intrigues
Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook, is the smartest guy in the room. He used to be the smartest “kid” in the room, though he aged out of that – …
Fri., Oct. 1, 2010
Film examining Facebook takes younger generation to task
“The Social Network” is a stylish, hyper-speed portrait of a Web-connected generation made by two men with scant love for the Internet who wouldn’t be caught dead “friending” anybody. Director …