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It's Zuck's World We're Just Living In It

It's Zuck's World We're Just Living In It

‘The Zuckerberg Files’ Is An Archive of the Facebook Founder’s Every Public Remark

Everything he ever said, ever. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

When social network controller, influential Internet cultural personage and expert hoodie wearer when Mark Zuckerberg speaks, we listen. His grip on the personal information of 1 billion Facebook users means everything he says about privacy is examined with a fine tooth comb. Enter “The Zuckerberg Files,” an astonishing online-based archive that contains every public utterance from the man. Read More

It's Zuck's World We're Just Living In It

Pro-Privacy (for Himself): Mark Zuckerberg Just Bought the Four Houses Around His Palo Alto Home

Everything he ever said, ever. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

It’s one of the grand ironies of the social media age that Mark Zuckerberg, who made billions by making it so, so easy to follow the lives of our exes–is extremely zealous in guarding his own privacy. Remember that fight with Mahbod Moghadam and the Instagram photo?

Well according to the San Jose Mercury Newshe’s recently taken it to new heights. Apparently Zuck has opened his wallet and purchased the four homes around his own Palo Alto pad, shelling out $30 million total, paying at market rates. Read More

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Zuck Isn’t a Democrat or a Republican, He Says; He’s ‘Pro Knowledge Economy’

HYFR $$$. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The thing about getting something done in D.C. is it requires the occasional trip to D.C. Hence this week, Mark Zuckerberg sallied forth from the cozy womb of Silicon Valley to do a little schmoozing in the capitol. As part of his trip, he took a little time to sit down with the Atlantic and answer a few questions at the Newseum.

And if you’ve been wondering about Mr. Zuckerberg’s political allegiances, well, don’t expect to be enlightened: “I think it’s hard to affiliate as being either a Democrat or a Republican; I’m pro knowledge economy.”

Generally when a billionaire says that, though, it doesn’t mean he’ll be whipping out his checkbook for the DNC. Read More

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Mark Zuckerberg Is Dropping $1.6M to Renovate His San Francisco Mansion

Yeah we'd look happy, too. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The best part of buying a new house, obviously, is ripping out the grotty old cabinets and remaking the den to suit your personal preferences. Or at least that’s the case if you happened to have founded Facebook and therefore have an enormous stockpile of cash.

While the couple won’t confirm it, reports say that Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, recently purchased a second home in the vicinity of San Francisco’s Mission District, near Dolores Park. Perhaps so Beast can herd hipsters and startup bros instead of livestock? Read More

It's Zuck's World We're Just Living In It

Facebook’s First Transparency Report Reveals It Turned ‘Some Data’ Over in 79% of U.S. Requests

Look, it was either this or take up Brit Kits. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Guess Facebook knows we’re all feeling a little paranoid these days. Today the company released its first “Global Government Requests Report,” which aims to shed a little more light on exactly what the social network is handing over to the authorities.

Google, of course, has been doing this for years, and last year Twitter hopped on the bandwagon, as well. Read More

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Zuck Denies Internet.Org is a User Acquisition Scheme By Pointing Out It’d Add Poor People

Who you callin nerd (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Last week, Mark Zuckerberg loudly debuted his plan for Internet.org, an amusingly named scheme to get billions more people online by reducing mobile data costs. The response was skepticism, with many assuming it’s an attempt to hoover developing nations up into the Facebook Borg.

Well, FYI, Zuck is pretty mystified why we’d all jump to such a conclusion. Read More

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Beneficent Benefactor Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Bequeath Internet Unto the Whole Wide World

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Guess between Project Loon and the Hyperloop hoopla, Mark Zuckerberg was feeling a little left out. Because Facebook’s latest announcement is something called Internet.org, a new effort to get billions more users online, via cheaper means of delivering mobile data. Also participating: Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm and Samsung.

Well, as side projects go, at least it’s closer to his wheelhouse than immigration reform. Read More

It's Zuck's World We're Just Living In It

Zuck’s Still Trying to Reroute All Your News Consumption Through Facebook

Indie film star. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The Wall Street Journal says that yes, the Facebook Reader is a real thing, and the company has been working on it for over a year. It’s probably more of a recommendation engine than an RSS product, and it reportedly “resembles” Flipboard.

The justification? Keeping those eyeballs on the page longer, meaning more engagement, meaning more ad dollars: Read More

It's Zuck's World We're Just Living In It

Facebook Is Basically ConEd Now, Sorry Zuck

Indie film star. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

This one’s gonna sting: Reuters suggests that Facebook is losing its cachet, to an extent. #Teens are far more excited about Snapchat; Facebook Home hasn’t exactly been a soaring success. But the site isn’t going anywhere, probably, because it’s such a big, bloated part of the Internet that it’s practically a utility company.

Is there anything more bittersweet for a “disruptor” to hear? Read More