Facebook Gave Money To 85% Of House Committee “Questioning” Zuckerberg Next Week

Facebook Gave Money To 85% Of House Committee “Questioning” Zuckerberg Next Week:

Facebook and affiliated political groups have donated heavily to members of two committees set to interview CEO Mark Zuckerberg next week, according to analysis from the Center for Responsive Politics via USA Today.

Since 2007, the social media giant has contributed a cumulative $381,000 to 46 of the 55 members on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which will hear from Zuckerberg on Wednesday. 

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“Dumb Fucks”: Julian Assange Reminds Us What Mark Zuckerberg Thinks Of Facebook Users

Over the years I have continuously reminded people about this….

Facebook founder called trusting users ‘DUMB FUCKS’

…but not too many people seemed to care.

Flashback:

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“Dumb F–ks”: Julian Assange Reminds Us What Mark Zuckerberg Thinks Of Facebook Users:

Julian Assange fired off a tweet Friday afternoon reminding people of the time Mark Zuckerberg called his users “Dumb fucks” because they trusted him with their private information.

Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard

Zuck: Just ask.

Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS

[Redacted Friend’s Name]: What? How’d you manage that one?

Zuck: People just submitted it.

Zuck: I don’t know why.

Zuck: They “trust me”

Zuck: Dumb fucks.

The exchange, originally published by Business Insider‘s editor-in-chief Nicholas Carlson in 2010, was an early instant messenger conversation then 19-year-old Zuckerberg had with a college friend shortly after he launched “The Facebook” in his dorm room.

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Come back to me please so I can continue selling your private information! – Privacy scandal: @facebook’s #Zuckerberg apologizes for ‘breach of trust’ to Britons

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Zuckerberg Scrambles To Calm Facebook Employees

Zuckerberg Scrambles To Calm Facebook Employees:

Following a horrendous week of damage control through a choreographed game of MSM softball, Mark Zuckerberg is now trying to calm down Facebook employees in the wake of a massive data harvesting scandal.

A March 18 exposé by The Guardian detailing how 28-year-old programmer Christopher Wylie “made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool” missed its intended Trump-linked target and landed squarely on Facebook’s doorstep, after revelations that Facebook’s Orwellian data collection combined with sloppy oversight of what apps and their creators do with your data has resulted in disturbing violations of privacy.

What’s more – Facebook was helping the Obama Campaign target voters using harvested data, similar to what Cambridge Analytica was doing. Obama’s former campaign director admitted over Twitter that Facebook not only knew of the campaign’s data harvesting to “suck out the whole social graph,” but that they “didn’t stop us once they realized that was what we were doing.” 

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The Latest: Zuckerberg says it’s time to regulate tech firms

The Latest: Zuckerberg says it’s time to regulate tech firms:

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the alleged use of Facebook data to influence the U.S. presidential election (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he believes it’s time to impose more regulations on technology companies as they play an increasingly important role in the world. But he isn’t spelling what kind of rules he would support beyond requiring clear disclosure about who is paying for online ads.

Zuckerberg told CNN in an interview late Wednesday that it no longer is a question whether Facebook and other large tech companies should be more closely regulated. Instead, he says lawmakers need to work with companies to figure out what regulations make the most sense.

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Facebook Tumbles After Daily Users Miss, Zuckerberg Warns Users Spending Less Time On Site

Facebook Tumbles After Daily Users Miss, Zuck Warns Users Spending Less Time On Site:

And even more troubling, for the first time ever, Daily Users in North America declined from 185 million to 184 million.

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Facebook Announces It Will Use A.I. To Scan Your Thoughts “To Enhance User Safety”

Facebook Announces It Will Use A.I. To Scan Your Thoughts “To Enhance User Safety”:

A mere few years ago the idea that artificial intelligence (AI) might be used to analyze and report to law enforcement aberrant human behavior on social media and other online platforms was merely the far out premise of dystopian movies such as Minority Report, but now Facebook proudly brags that it will use AI to “save lives” based on behavior and thought pattern recognition. 

What could go wrong?

The latest puff piece in Tech Crunch profiling the apparently innocuous sounding “roll out” of AI (as if a mere modest software update) “to detect suicidal posts before they’re reported” opens with the glowingly optimistic line, “This is software to save lives” – so who could possibly doubt such a wonderful and benign initiative which involves AI evaluating people’s mental health? Tech Crunch’s Josh Cronstine begins:

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“Sad Day For Our Country”: Zuckerberg Slams Decision To End DACA: “Not Just Wrong, It Is Particularly Cruel”

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“Sad Day For Our Country”: Zuckerberg Slams Decision To End DACA: “Not Just Wrong, It Is Particularly Cruel”:

“This is a sad day for our country. The decision to end DACA is not just wrong. It is particularly cruel to offer young people the American Dream, encourage them to come out of the shadows and trust our government, and then punish them for it.”

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Bookies Now See Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg More Likely To Be President In 2020 Than Hillary, Harris, & Biden

Bookies Now See Facebook CEO Zuckerberg More Likely To Be President In 2020 Than Hillary, Harris, & Biden:

“For Zuckerberg, he’s emerging as a potential candidate, alongside Dwayne Johnson and current incumbent Donald Trump. Which means the US voters are caught somewhere between The Rock and a hard face.”

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Half of humanity’s wealth is owned by only eight people

Half of humanity’s wealth is owned by only eight people:

In 2017, the wealth gap is wider then ever before. Just eight billionaires have a net worth of more than half the world’s population combined. To illustrate the rate at which this growth continues to occur, last year there were 62 individuals who had collectively accumulated as much wealth as half the planet. The gap continues to grow, and Americans continue to fork over their money to companies like Microsoft and Amazon. In fact, six of the eight wealthiest men are Americans.

An analysis from Oxfam warns that the gap between the rich and the poor is greater than ever. In their report, An Economy for the 99%, Oxfam describes the gap as “obscene.” The analysis reveals that eight very wealthy men have a combined net worth of $426 billion. There are 3.6 billion people comprising the poorest half of the world’s population, and their combined net worth is only $409 billion.

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Zuckerberg Slams Trump On Immigration: “We Should Keep Our Doors Open To Refugees”

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Zuckerberg Slams Trump On Immigration: “We Should Keep Our Doors Open To Refugees”:

Adding fuel to fire of speculation around a potential run for The White House, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg felt obliged to remark upon President Trump’s immigration policy and recent executive orders.

Increasingly, a number of influential people in Silicon Valley seem to think that Mark Zuckerberg will likely run for president of the United States one day. And some people, including myself, believe that he could indeed win.

“He wants to be emperor” is a phrase that has become common among people who have known him over the years.

As The Hill notes, such talk has intensified in recent weeks given the Facebook founder’s increasing role in political conversations.

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Protesters Plot “Border Wall” Rally For Tomorrow…At Zuckerberg’s Sprawling $100mm Hawaiian Estate

Protesters Plot “Border Wall” Rally For Tomorrow…At Zuckerberg’s Sprawling $100mm Hawaiian Estate:

Back in 2014 Mark Zuckerberg paid $100 million to purchase 700 acres of beachfront property on the North Shore of Kauai.  The estate includes 1,000’s of feet of pristine shoreline providing the perfect “safe space” for the 30-year-old Silicon Valley Billionaire and his family.

Unfortunately, there was just one little problem with the purchase…technically the sellers didn’t own the title to all of that land due to the so-called Kuleana Act, a Hawaiian law established in 1850 that for the first time gave natives the right to own the land that they lived on.

So now, according to the Honolulu Star Advertiser, the Facebook billionaire sued a few hundred Hawaiians who still have legal-ownership claims to parts of his vacation estate through their ancestors.  Per Yahoo Finance:

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Mark Zuckerberg sues hundreds of Hawaii families to force them to sell their land

Mark Zuckerberg sues hundreds of Hawaii families to force them to sell their land:

Source: The Independent

Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly suing Hawaiian families who have ancestral rights to land within his $100 million (£81.2 million) property in a bid to force them to sell their plots.

The Facebook founder has launched the legal action in an attempt to make his 700-acre beachfront estate on the Island of Kauai more private. 

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Zuckerberg Promises Facebook Not to Fact Check Stories Based on Politics

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Zuckerberg Promises Facebook Not to Fact Check Stories Based on Politics:

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has given assurances that his social media site’s offensive against fake news will be limited to stories that are patently false, according to Media Research Center chief Brent Bozell.

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Meet ‘Donald’ Zuckerberg – Facebook Founder Builds ‘Oppressive’ Wall Around $100 Million Hawaii Property

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Meet Donald Zuckerberg – Facebook Founder Builds ‘Oppressive’ Wall Around $100 Million Hawaii Property:

Just in case you’re still wondering why the world’s so-called “elites” are losing credibility and respect faster than Mario Draghi can say “whatever it takes…”

New York Magazine reports:

In April, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told a crowd of developers that he heard “fearful voices calling for building walls.” At the time it was widely assumed he was talking about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. But perhaps he was just hearing the voices echoing across his enormous Hawaiian estate?

Back in 2014, the Facebook CEO purchased 700 acres of land on the island of Kauai for a cool $100 million. (House not included.) Now, he’s constructing a six-foot-high stone wall around the Hawaiian property. And his neighbors aren’t exactly thrilled with the giant pile of organized rocks that now stare back at them from where the ocean used to be.

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Why Some Are Questioning The Zuckerberg Charity Story

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Why Some Are Questioning The Zuckerberg Charity Story:

This week not only did social media come a buzz, so too did the main stream when it was announced Mark Zuckerberg and his wife were marking the occasion of the birth of their child by starting a philanthropic organization named in their child’s honor. They also declared they pledged to give 99% of their Facebook™ shares (worth some $45 Billion) to help fund its mission. Yet, one little item or detail seemed not to go unnoticed by some (which I am of this crowd.) Rather, it stood out like a sore thumb. That detail was: rather than what is typically structured as a nonprofit (i.e., what one expects to see and is traditionally administered when charity is involved) this “Initiative” was structured as an LLC. i.e., Can be used for both profit and maybe more importantly – political influence.

Here is a quote from the Facebook post they wrote to help illustrate their intentions. It was this passage which both caught my eye, as well as made me think deeper as to just what didn’t sit squarely in my mind at first take. To wit:

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And Here’s Why “Philanthropic” Mark Zuckerberg Will Place Facebook Shares In A For-Profit LLC

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Facebook founder called trusting users ‘DUMB FUCKS’


Mark Zuckerberg to Place Facebook “Philanthropic” Shares in a For-Profit LLC – This is Why:

Yesterday, all the media hoopla over Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement to “give away” 99% of his Facebook shares to philanthropic causes, came and went in the expected torrent of internet commentary. However, what you might have missed are the specifics around how he decided to safeguard those shares, and how unusual the for-profit LLC structure is for a charity.

Bloomberg reports:

The decision by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, to gradually give away 99 percent of their Facebook fortune is big news not just for the huge sum involved—about $46 billion—but for how the couple chose to achieve their philanthropic goal. Rather than set up a private foundation or charitable trust as Bill and Melinda Gates did, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative will be structured as a limited liability corporation.

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Zuckerberg To Donate 99% Of His Facebook Shares – Currently About $45 Billion – To “Advance Human Potential”

“We will give 99% of our Facebook shares — currently about $45 billion — during our lives to advance this mission. We know this is a small contribution compared to all the resources and talents of those already working on these issues. But we want to do what we can, working alongside many others.”


Zuckerberg To Donate 99% Of His Facebook Shares To “Advance Human Potential”:

Moments ago, in a joint letter with his wife Priscilla, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that his wife had just given birth to a daughter, Max, but the real highlight of the letter is the part in the text in which he discloses that in order to “advance human potential” and “promote equality” for all children in the next generation, Zuckerberg begins the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and that in order to advance this mission, Zuckerberg will give 99% of his Facebook shares, currently worth $45 billion, to “advance this mission”

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