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Should Mark Zuckerberg be Facebook’s chairman and CEO? Some investors say no

SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg's tight grip on Facebook is under growing scrutiny as investors call for the giant social network to name an independent chairman. Zuckerberg, who faced two days of questioning from Congress last week over the improper handling of 87 million users' personal … Read More

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Facebook Spent $20 Million on Relatable Guy Mark Zuckerberg’s Bodyguards, Flights Since 2015

CNN reports that the company says the spending is necessary to address “threats to his safety arising directly as a result of his position as our founder, Chairman, and CEO” and that “We require these security measures for the company's benefit because of the importance of Mr. Zuckerberg to Facebook.”. …

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Zuckerberg’s dual role at Facebook helm draws fresh fire

Mark Zuckerberg's control over Facebook and the company's lack of an independent chairman have drawn fresh criticism from investors, following the severe dent to the company's stock price from the Cambridge Analytica scandal. “In essence Mr Zuckerberg is not accountable to anyone. Not the board … Read More

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The psychological impact of an $11 Facebook subscription

This conversation is relevant because Zuckerberg was asked twice by congress about Facebook potentially offering subscriptions. Zuckerberg endorsed the merits of ad-supported apps, but never ruled out letting users buy a premium version. “We don't offer an option today for people to pay to not show … Read More

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Why the politicians must set their sights on Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg – 106.9 million Facebook followers – is a person of intense interest not only to the US legislative process, but to a wider population whose lives he touches in some way every day through Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. Over two days and through more than 600 questions, the … …

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Facebook knows all about you, even if you never join

Yet Antonio Garcia Martinez, a former Facebook executive who helped build the ad system, responded later on Twitter that the data was “collected for growth reasons as well”. He added: “When a user signs up for (Facebook) the first time … their entire friend network will essentially already be there.”. …

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Facebook reluctant to release data to Swiss authorities

The main reason Facebook denied so many of the data requests, according to Federal Police spokeswoman Lulzana Musliu, was that some acts that … “If, for example, a Swiss Facebook user spreads illegal propaganda through the network, that may be punishable in Switzerland, but not so in the US … Read …

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Facebook users forgotten during Zuckerberg’s interrogation

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made his dual appearances on Capitol Hill in front of Congress last Tuesday and Wednesday. Zuckerberg faced 600 questions over a period of 10 hours. For those of you who, perhaps wisely, did not sit through two frustratingly banal sessions, here is what happened … Read More

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Five signs we have reached peak Facebook

In the last week, 9 per cent of Facebook's American users may have cancelled their accounts over privacy concerns, according to a survey by Creative Strategies. Apparently, 17 per cent have deleted their Facebook app from their phone, 11 per cent from other devices, and the 9 per cent have …

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Facebook paid $7.3m for Mark Zuckerberg’s security last year

Facebook increased its spending on security for Mark Zuckerberg by 50% last year, the company has disclosed, paying more than $7.3m (£5.1m) to protect its top executive. The security funds were required “due to specific threats to his safety arising directly as a result of his position as our founder, … …