Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rejected Apple CEO Tim Cook’s critique of his company’s business model, which Cook characterized as a scheme to monetize customers, calling it “glib” and “not at all aligned with the truth.”
“I think it’s important that we don’t all get Stockholm syndrome and let the companies that work hard to charge you more convince you that they actually care more about you,” Zuckerberg told Vox co-founder Ezra Klein on his podcast. “Because that sounds ridiculous to me.” In an interview with Klein, Zuckerberg described Cook’s assessment that Apple has a sounder business model.Read more
Musk and Zuckerberg are having a rare public social media slapdown over their differing views on the future impact of artificial intelligence. The bickering billionaires lashed out at each other, with Zuckerberg calling Musk's doomsday scenario "irresponsible."
Musk said the Facebook CEO has a "limited" understanding of the subject. Burn! It all started when Zuckerberg, who was conducting a Facebook Live session during a backyard barbecue, was asked what he thought about Musk's AI doomsday views. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO has a less than rosy view about the future of artificial intelligence and has warned that if left unchecked, AI could become humanity's "biggest existential threat."Read more
Oculus wants to one day let you fingerpaint, act like a super hero, and even type in virtual reality. Oculus already has its Touch controllers that are great for wielding virtual guns or picking up digital objects, but today Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed a new prototype for VR gloves in photos from his tour of the Redmond, Washington Oculus Research.
Zuckerberg writes, “We’re working on new ways to bring your hands in virtual and augmented reality. Wearing these gloves, you can draw, type on a virtual keyboard, and even shoot webs like Spider-Man. That’s what I’m doing here.” We’ve requested more details about the prototype from Oculus.Read more
Mark Zuckerberg set himself an ambitious personal project for 2016 – build a connected artificial assistant to help him automate certain tasks at home, including things like controlling the lights, watching for visitors and operating appliances.
Zuckerberg said on Facebook that his task actually turned to be “easier than [he] expected” in some ways – which should come as no surprise given that a good percentage of you out there reading this right now can accomplish all those things using readily available devices like Amazon’s Echo. To be fair, most Echo owners didn’t build their own Alexa service from scratch, and that’s what Zuckerberg set out to do.Read more
A hacking group has claimed credit for targeting Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg's online accounts -- for the second time this year. On Tuesday, a hacking group known as OurMine emailed me to say they had targeted Zuckerberg's Pinterest account, which was defaced with a new tagline and the group's web address.
His Pinterest bio temporarily said, "Don't worry, we are just testing your security." By the time we published, the defacement had been removed. But the group would not say, when asked, how it carried out the hack -- but it did say that it wasn't through leaked databases. When pressed, the group said that it has "a exploit on Pinterest" but didn't say how.Read more
Don’t worry, Mark Zuckerberg: Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you. And as the richest millennial in the world, you can probably be confident that someone, somewhere, is after you.
Which is why it makes perfect sense that you’ve joined the growing number of people doing a little DIY hardware hacking, and disabling their computer’s webcam and microphone. Even if a hacker manage to penetrate your security, they’re not going to be seeing you in your tighty whities. Zuckerberg tapes over his webcam. The billionaire made the revelation in a post intended to promote Instagram reaching its latest milestone of half a billion monthly active users.Read more
The man who runs the biggest social network and continuously implements new security measures to boost its billion users security, himself failed to follow basics of Internet security for his own online accounts. Yes, I’m talking about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who had his Twitter and Pinterest accounts compromised.
The hacker claimed responsibility for the hack and guess how the group did it? Thanks to the LinkedIn data breach! The hackers tweeted that they found Zuck's account credentials in the recent LinkedIn data breach, from which they took his SHA1-hashed password string and then broke it and tried on several social media accounts.Read more
Facebook's Internet.org project, which offers people from developing countries free mobile access to selected websites, has been pitched as a philanthropic initiative to connect two thirds of the world who don’t yet have Internet access.
The global digital divide should be closed and we agree that some Internet access is better than none. However, we question whether this is the right way to do it. There's a real risk that the few websites that Facebook and its partners select for Internet.org could end up becoming a ghetto for poor users instead of a stepping stone to the larger Internet.Read more
Facebook founder and CEO hopes to bring his free internet security project, Internet.org, to Europe. The initiative has already been launched in some countries including India, and aims to connect people to the internet who are otherwise unable to access it.
But Zuckerberg hopes to roll it out across the world, Zuckerberg said in a question and answer session held on his Facebook page. In response to a question about whether the project would be rolled out “even in Europe”, Zuckerberg said that he did. Zuckerberg also addressed concerns that the project was undermining net neutrality by only offering “basic internet services” to its users.Read more
Mark Zuckerberg has been ordered to appear in an Iranian court to answer complaints the Facebook-owned applications Instagram and WhatsApp violate individuals' privacy.
The semi-official news agency INSA quoted Ruhollah Momen Nasab, an official with the paramilitary Basij force, as saying that the judge in the south of the country had also ordered the two services be blocked. Facebook owns both Instagram and WhatsApp. It is unlikely Mr Zuckerberg, Facebook's founder and CEO, will appear in court because the US and Iran do not have an extradition treaty. Similar rulings have been issued in recent years and not been carried out. A separate Iranian court ordered last week that Instagram be blocked over privacy concerns.Read more