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  • Facebook Connections To The C.I.A. and D.A.R.P.A

    09/04/2014 6:46:15 PM PDT · by Shadow · 3 replies
    The Real News Online.com ^ | 01/19/2012 | Brian S Staveley
    Facebook was setup by the C.I.A. Try telling that to most people and they laugh at it. People seem to think its a coincidence that Facebook seems to be so intrusive over and over again. Privacy policies that would make anyone scratch their head. I'm not going to beat around the bush with this blog post. Facebook was setup by the C.I.A. as a data mining project to collect as much information on as many people as they could. Not only that but it also has very strong ties to D.A.R.P.A.
  • Who I Am, and Why the New Blog

    07/05/2014 10:19:42 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 51 replies
    Norm says No ^ | Norm Matloff
    Hi, Norm Matloff here. I’m a professor of computer science at the University of California, Davis, and formerly was a statistics professor at that university, but I also write about social issues. As the saying goes, “My life is an open book”–you can read the details of my background in my online bio. I’ve written op-eds for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Bloomberg View, CNN and so on. Bloomberg gathers together its op-eds grouped by author; click here to see mine, and thus get an idea of my interests and views. (SNIP) In this blog, my topics will...
  • How Kevin McCarthy Lost GOP Seats in CA

    We are always told by the establishment that conservatives are causing them to lose seats in Congress. The reality is that the ineptitude of GOP leaders is what’s causing us to lose seats. There is a little noticed pattern that has emerged from redistricting. Almost every state that had a “nonpartisan” commission draw the new district lines eliminated Republican seats. The worst example was in California where Republican activists warned leaders that the commission’s map would cost us 4 seats. It happens to be that Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy is ostensibly the leader of the CA GOP delegation. It turns...
  • SATIRE: Obama Set to Appoint Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg as New FCC Chairman

    05/26/2014 12:57:27 PM PDT · by GlobalVagabond · 24 replies
    DailyLeak.org ^ | DailyLeak.org
    Maybe the reason why women didn’t find Rodger attractive is because they found him gay. He sure looks, talks, and acts gay. What do they say about a duck?. Watch what this psychiatrist has to say in the video below...
  • How To Give Like Mark Zuckerberg

    05/13/2014 1:23:55 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/17/2010 | Janet Novack, Forbes Staff
    ... These days you can convert everything from real estate to private company stock to hedge fund shares into a charitable kitty. Moreover, depending on what you give, to what kind of charity and how you time your donation, you may get a much more valuable tax break than if you’d just given cash. Example: Billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is funding his $100 million commitment to Newark, N.J. schools by donating stock to a supporting organization (a rich man’s donor-advised fund) at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, a public charity. If he’d sold $100 million in Facebook shares and...
  • Steve King Takes Aim At Mark Zuckerberg: 'Go Back To San Francisco'

    04/28/2014 4:37:09 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Mollie Reilly
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is firing back at Mark Zuckerberg and his pro-immigration reform group, calling the Facebook CEO a "liberal billionaire" who should "go back to San Francisco." Earlier this month the Zuckerberg-backed super PAC FWD.us released ads in Iowa and online attacking King for his controversial remarks on immigration, such as when the congressman compared granting veterans citizenship to handing out "M&M's or Tootsie Rolls" at a parade.
  • If a Bubble Bursts in Palo Alto, Does It Make a Sound?

    04/24/2014 6:53:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/24/2014 | Annie Lowrey
    This year, Facebook purchased the mobile-messaging application WhatsApp for $19 billion, or about $350 million per employee and $40 per user, only some of whom even pay the $1 annual fee for the advertisement-free platform. But what was perhaps most remarkable about Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp was that the start-up was making any money in the first place. In recent years, Facebook has shelled out 10-figure sums for Instagram and the virtual-reality headset maker Oculus V.R., both of which had scant or no revenue. Ditto for the safe-sexting-enabler Snapchat, which reportedly turned down a $3 billion offer from Mark Zuckerberg....
  • House Committee Votes to Admit More STEM Workers than the Supply of Them

    04/18/2014 6:00:34 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | July 1, 2013 | David North
    The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted last week to admit more high-tech foreign workers in some categories than the annual supply of them. In its eagerness to meet the wishes of the high tech industry — and steal jobs from qualified American workers — the Republican majority on the committee, with the single, commendable exception of Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), voted to allow as many as 55,000 green cards to be issued annually to aliens with advanced science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) degrees from American universities.
  • GOP Congressman Says Mark Zuckerberg Wants To Reward Law Breakers

    04/18/2014 5:34:14 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Hunter Walker
    Republican Iowa Congressman Steve King responded after an organization backed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg launched an advertising blitz against him Friday. King issued a statement saying the commercials, which were paid for by Zuckerberg's pro-immigration reform group FWD.us, show the Facebook chairman and CEO wants to "reward people for breaking our laws" in order to bring in talent for his company. "I am under attack by billionaire Mark Zuckerberg because I am one of the few who will stand up and tell the truth about amnesty," King said in his statement.
  • NC-02: Former Moore County GOP chairman endorses Frank Roche

    04/11/2014 10:57:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    The GOP primary challenger to incumbent Renee Ellmers picked up a big in-district endorsement today. Former Moore County GOP chairman Bob Levy — the immediate predecessor to current chairman John Rowderdink — has publicly endorsed the candidacy of Republican Frank Roche for North Carolina’s Second congressional district seat: “Based upon the position of Congress Member Ellmers endorsing amnesty for illegal immigrants, I am proud to endorse the candidacy of Frank Roche for Congress.
  • Obama Acolyte, Facebook Founder, Shocked By Spying

    03/15/2014 5:57:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2014 | John Ransom
    Now you're gonna have to answer to the Coca-Cola company, Mr. Obama. OK, maybe not Coke, but, you’ll have to answer to today’s bubbly equivalent, which can also rot you from the inside out: Facebook. Yeah. So be warned “Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called President Barack Obama Wednesday night to complain about U.S. government actions that are undermining trust in the Internet,” reports Politico, “after a report that described how the National Security Agency posed as a Facebook server to inject malicious software into targets’ computers.” I wonder if Zuck’s voice broke when he talked to Obama. I wonder if...
  • Mark Zuckerberg Calls US Government ‘Threat to the Internet’

    03/13/2014 4:22:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 13, 2014 | By Alyssa Newcomb
    Mark Zuckerberg lashed out at the government for its surveillance practices in a rant today on his Facebook page. “When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we’re protecting you against criminals, not our own government.,” Zuckerberg wrote. Zuckerberg and other major tech CEOs have called on the Obama administration to be more transparent about spying efforts. The Facebook co-founder, 29, said he vented about his concerns in a phone call to the president. “The US government should be the champion for the internet, not a threat. They need to be much more transparent about what they’re doing,...
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Donates $992 Million to Charity Funding Planned Parenthood

    02/13/2014 11:27:26 AM PST · by Morgana · 37 replies
    Life News ^ | Christinia Martin
    Philanthropy magazine released an article titled “A Look at the 50 Most Generous Donors of 2013.” Topping the list was Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, pediatrician Priscilla Chan. In 2013 the couple donated 18 million shares of Facebook valued at $992.2 million to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation in Mountain View, California. The couple previously donated 19 million Facebook shares to the same foundation in 2012. markzuckerbergThe Silicon Valley Community Foundation describes its organization as a “comprehensive center of philanthropy.” They partner with donors to fund for profit and non-profit organizations around the globe. On their...
  • Mark Zuckerberg Affiliated Group Blast Airwaves to Back House GOP on Immigration

    02/04/2014 1:27:54 PM PST · by dennisw · 20 replies
    nationaljournal. ^ | January 31, 2014 | By Elahe Izadi
    House Republicans looking to garner support for leadership's immigration-reform principles are about to get a little help from a group with ties to Mark Zuckerberg. Americans for a Conservative Direction is the GOP arm of pro-immigration reform organization FWD.us, which is backed by the Facebook chief executive. And they will be airing roughly $750,000 worth of television and radio ads across the country, according to a source with knowledge of the ad buy. The ads, which will air for 10 days on radio and cable television, describe the drafted principles unveiled to the Republican Conference during their retreat as a...
  • Lefties Deciding Who’s a Conservative

    02/03/2014 6:44:23 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | February 3, 2014 10:02 AM | Mark Krikorian
    It’s great to have dopey, clueless opponents. Mark Zuckerberg, charter member of Billionaires for Open Borders who wants to import more cheap Indian programmers, has distributed a memo to House offices intended to boost the GOP brain trust’s amnesty push. (It’s also a riposte of sorts to Senator Jeff Sessions’s memo on the harm that would be done to American workers from proposed increases in immigration.) Most of the Zuckerberg memo is the usual quotes from the usual suspects, such as Grover, Jeb, Rubio, Ryan, et al., about how immigration will cure everything from baldness to bad breath.Like any lefty document,...
  • Flashback: Sen. John Cornyn’s top NRSC aide, Rob Jesmer, joins GOP consulting firm (Amnesty ads)

    02/03/2014 11:52:00 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 1 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 12/5/12 | Todd J. Gillman
    Sen. John Cornyn’s top strategist during his four-year stint as chairman of the Republican Senate campaign arm has joined FP1 Strategies, a political consulting firm. Rob Jesmer has served as executive director at the National Republican Senatorial Committee for the last two campaign cycles. He managed Cornyn’s 2008 reelection and also worked on the McCain presidential campaign.
  • The 'Facebook Bubble' Bubble

    A tug of war is taking place between Facebook (FB) bulls and bears. It is playing out in the blogosphere and financial news outlets. Facebook has passionate longs and shorts as can be expected with a stock that has increased to the degree it has over the past year. Those who are short Facebook are clinging to two particular themes that warrant contemplation since the hopes and livelihood of short-sellers are resting heavily upon them: (continued)
  • Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook call for NSA muzzle - the privacy rights of the public.

    12/09/2013 8:19:22 AM PST · by dennisw · 35 replies
    zdnet. ^ | 12-9 | By Charlie Osborne
    Summary: The Reform Government Surveillance group, an alliance between eight major technology firms, aims to persuade the U.S. government to stop undermining the privacy rights of the general public. Household names including Apple and Google have formally called for changes to U.S. surveillance practices and policy, arguing that current operations undermine the freedom of people. Eight companies, Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo and LinkedIn have formed an alliance called the Reform Government Surveillance group. Although usually fierce competitors, the group have come together in agreement over the U.S. government's spying programs -- brought to light by former National...
  • FEC Says Facebook PAC Gave Mitch McConnell Too Much Money (Amnesty Payoff)

    12/07/2013 11:40:10 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    WFPL ^ | 12/6/13 | PHILLIP M. BAILEY
    The political action committee tied to Facebook has apparently given Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell's re-election campaign an excessive amount in contributions. This is the second letter from the Federal Election Commission this week questioning if the McConnell campaign received more than the legal limit in donations from various individuals and groups.
  • Mark Zuckerberg: Immigration Reform One of the 'Biggest Civil Rights Issues of Our Time'

    11/24/2013 1:20:48 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 71 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/24/13 | Benjamin Bell
    During an exclusive interview with "This Week," Facebook CEO and FWD.us founder Mark Zuckerberg criticized the current U.S. immigration system and framed comprehensive reform as a major civil rights issue. "When you meet these children who are really talented, and they've grown up in America and they really don't know any other country besides that, but they don't have the opportunities that … we all enjoy, it's really heartbreaking - right? That seems like it's one of the biggest civil rights issues of our time," Zuckerberg said.
  • Corporate Executives Join Soros-Backed 'Fly-In' Campaign to Push Amnesty

    10/29/2013 5:19:48 PM PDT · by iowamark · 18 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 28 Oct 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Several corporate executives have joined forces with prominent local lawmakers, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and George Soros’ National Immigration Forum (NIF) to organize a campaign on Monday to target GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill to get them to try to support amnesty. Those executives include Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Boeing CEO and chairman Jim McNerney, Marriott hotels chairman and CEO Bill Marriott, NewsCorp chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch, and Disney president and CEO Bob Iger. Ballmer, McNerney, Marriott, Murdoch, and Iger, along with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro form the...
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg On Capitol Hill To Press Lawmakers On Immigration Reform

    09/19/2013 9:35:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | September 18, 2013 | Elizabeth Llorente
    Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is making a one-man high-level push for immigration reform on Capitol Hill this week. Zuckerberg, 29, met with House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday to urge him to focus lawmakers in the chamber on passing legislation that would revamp the U.S. immigration system to expand the visa program for high-tech workers and provide a pathway to legal status for undocumented immigrants. The young billionaire who revolutionized social media also is scheduled to meet this week with other major players on the immigration reform issue, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Leader Nancy...
  • Mark Zuckerberg in Washington to lobby for immigration reform

    09/18/2013 5:15:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 18, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
    After meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill, the Facebook chief executive was interviewed onstage for about an hour at the Newseum by James Bennet, editor in chief of The Atlantic. "The purpose of this trip is largely for immigration and not for Facebook," Zuckerberg said.
  • Mark Zuckerberg to meet with top four House Republicans (Cantor, Boehner...)

    09/12/2013 6:59:52 AM PDT · by Qbert · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | September 11, 2013 | Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will meet with the top four House Republicans next week in Washington. The high tech CEO’s visit comes as Facebook is facing ongoing scrutiny over privacy concerns and Internet safety. Zuckerberg will meet Thursday with Speaker John Boehner and the rest of his leadership team, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Whip Kevin McCarthy and Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers. The meeting is expected to be a broad discussion of issues related to Facebook, according to a GOP aide. While immigration may come up, the meeting is not specifically to discuss comprehensive reform, which Zuckerberg has...
  • Billionaires bankroll heart-tugging ad campaign to champion amnesty

    08/22/2013 6:41:24 AM PDT · by xzins · 13 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | August 22, 2013 | Chad Groening
    A pro-border enforcement organization says Silicon Valley billionaires pushing for amnesty are behind a heart-tugging ad campaign. The television ads are being funded by a group called fwd.us, which has virtually unlimited resources. "This fwd.us is a creation of Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook,” says Ira Mehlman of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR. Mehlman, Ira (Federation for American Immigration Reform)“It is funded by a bunch of Silicon Valley billionaires, people like Bill Gates," he adds. The television ads have been airing on conservative-leaning outlets such as Fox News. One of the ads tells the touching story...
  • Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook page hacked to expose bug

    08/20/2013 5:20:04 AM PDT · by themoneytimes · 9 replies
    Apparently, nothing can be show up on your Facebook Wall unless posted by you or your friends, but a Palestinian security researcher and hacker Khalil Shreateh just proved this wrong! On detecting a privacy bug that allowed anyone to post something on a non-friend's Timeline, Shreateh reported the flaw to Facebook’s security team but they didn’t take his warnings seriously. After Shreateh failed to evoke a positive response, the Palestinian hacked into and posted a message on CEO Mark Zuckerberg's page last week to expose the glitch and prove a point. "First, sorry for breaking your privacy and post(ing) to...
  • Zuckerberg Spends $350K Touting Immigration Reform in Paul Ryan's District

    08/09/2013 6:27:12 AM PDT · by Qbert · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Aug 2013 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s lobbying outfit has launched a $350,000 ad buy to defend House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) amid his push for comprehensive immigration reform. Politico reports that Zuckerberg’s FWD.us-run group, Americans for a Conservative Direction, has bought up $350,000 worth of television ad airtime targeted at Ryan’s district. "The spot from the FWD.us affiliate begins with a picture of Ryan and says, ‘Amnesty? Not a chance,’ and goes on to say the House budget chairman is looking at a ‘conservative solution’ to the issue of immigration,” Politico wrote on Thursday. “It then focuses on more...
  • Facebook founder's new ad pushes for immigration reform

    08/08/2013 11:53:46 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/8/13 | Bryan Koenig
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's immigration reform group announced a new ad Thursday, the same week Zuckerberg made a rare public speech on the topic...
  • Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg now building a political network (Supporting illegal alien amnesty!)

    08/05/2013 3:15:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Hill's Hillicon Valley ^ | August 4, 2013 | Jennifer Martinez
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is building a new social network, and this time it's political. While he’s better known as the hoodie-clad, Harvard dropout that launched a multi-billion dollar Internet company, Zuckerberg has emerged as a political player on the national stage. After largely sitting on the political sidelines for a few years, the 29-year-old Facebook founder is using his clout as a top business executive and American success story to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform. This week, Zuckerberg will publicly dive headfirst into the immigration debate that’s captivated Washington by joining forces with pro-immigration advocates outside of the tech...
  • George Soros's Former Chief Strategist Joins Zuckerberg Immigration Group

    07/23/2013 6:11:03 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/22/13 | Matthew Boyle
    The former chief strategist for left-wing billionaire George Soros has joined Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg in an effort to push amnesty for America’s illegal immigrants, Bloomberg reports. Stanley Druckenmiller, who Bloomberg reports served as Soros's “chief strategist” for “more than 10 years” as a client money manager, has joined Zuckerberg’s efforts at FWD.us to push for comprehensive immigration reform. Druckenmiller served as the lead portfolio manager for Soros’ Quantum Fund from 1988 until 2000. According to Bloomberg, he “produced average annual returns of 30 percent at his hedge fund Duquesne Capital Management LLC” from 1986 through 2010. In addition to hiring...
  • Facebook refuses to remove new page called, "George Zimmerman Must Die"

    07/13/2013 8:30:50 PM PDT · by nevermorelenore · 57 replies
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    You'll find the status of your reports and inquiries listed below. We'll let you know if we need any information from you or when we've made a decision. History You reported George Zimmerman must DIE. for containing credible threat of violence. Close Status This page wasn't removed Details Thank you for taking the time to report something that you feel may violate our Community Standards. Reports like yours are an important part of making Facebook a safe and welcoming environment. We reviewed the page you reported for containing credible threat of violence and found it doesn't violate our community standard...
  • To be Clear About Mark Zuckerberg’s Americans for a Conservative Direction

    06/26/2013 1:10:19 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 34 replies
    RedState.com ^ | April 24th, 2013 | Erick Erickson
    I just want to be clear about about the new front group for the Gang of Eight’s immigration proposal on the right, Americans for a Conservative Direction. The group, funded by Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, is perfectly entitled to set up this group. A good bit of the center-right coalition supports the issue. That’s not my problem My problem is that this is just another example of Republican consultants seemingly bleeding people dry for crappy work product. They call themselves Americans for a Conservative Direction, but one of their first ads is a poorly produced ad supporting Lindsey Graham, who...
  • Who's paying for those wall-to-wall Rubio "conservative immigration reform" ads on Rush?

    06/14/2013 10:47:25 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    There are a couple of false-flag "conservative immigration reform" ads every commercial break on Rush today. Who's paying for them? George Soros?
  • Guess who is Behind ‘Conservative’ Radio and TV Ads

    06/13/2013 5:52:29 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 58 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06-13-2013 | Doug Patton
    You’ve seen them on television and heard them on the radio, those commercials boasting that “conservatives” like Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan are working to make sure we have a tough, enforceable immigration system that closes our borders and makes all those illegals go to the back of the line to await possible future citizenship.
  • Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page Deny PRISM Involvement

    06/08/2013 3:39:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Jun 7, 2013
    Google's blog post was titled: What the ...?Google CEO Larry Page and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg are denying reports linking the Internet search company to a secret government program that has provided the National Security Agency access to email and other personal information transmitted on various online services. One denied a connection via a blog and the other a timeline post. In a post on the Google blog titled "What the...?" Page said the company hasn't joined any government program allowing the NSA to mine its computers for personal data about users of its search engine, Gmail service or YouTube...
  • The California Captivity of the Democratic Party

    06/02/2013 12:20:28 PM PDT · by fifedom · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 31, 2013 | Matthew Continetti
    This is a story about politics and power in the golden land, and it begins with the money. In early May a luxury resort in Laguna Beach, Calif., hosted a five-day semi-annual meeting of the Democracy Alliance, a secret, invitation-only organization of liberal moneybags that since its formation in 2005 has directed some $500 million in contributions to progressive groups. Never has a wolves’ den been so posh.
  • To be Clear About Mark Zuckerberg’s Americans for a Conservative Direction

    04/30/2013 9:23:35 AM PDT · by AuntB · 13 replies
    redstate ^ | April 24, 2013 | Erick Erickson
    I just want to be clear about about the new front group for the Gang of Eight’s immigration proposal on the right, Americans for a Conservative Direction. The group, funded by Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, is perfectly entitled to set up this group. A good bit of the center-right coalition supports the issue. That’s not my problem My problem is that this is just another example of Republican consultants seemingly bleeding people dry for crappy work product. They call themselves Americans for a Conservative Direction, but one of their first ads is a poorly produced ad supporting Lindsey Graham, who...
  • Facebook's Zuckerberg launches political group

    04/11/2013 9:28:25 AM PDT · by OKRA2012 · 10 replies
    AP ^ | 4/11/13 | BARBARA ORTUTAY
    NEW YORK (AP) — Teaming up with other Silicon Valley leaders, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has formally launched a political group aimed at revamping immigration policy, boosting education and encouraging investment in scientific research.
  • Mark Zuckerberg to host Chris Christie fundraiser

    01/24/2013 10:32:43 AM PST · by FewsOrange · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/24/13 11:52 AM EST | DAN BERMAN
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has friended New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan will host a fundraiser next month in California for the Republican’s reelection campaign, a Christie official and Facebook confirmed. BuzzFeed first reported the fundraiser, noting that Christie met Zuckerberg three years ago when the Facebook founder gave $100 million to Newark public schools. The two appeared on Oprah with Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who was expected to challenge Christie this year until deciding to campaign for the U.S. Senate in 2014. At the time, Zuckerberg was facing negative press associated with the then-upcoming...
  • Zuckerberg’s sister complains after private Facebook photo goes public

    12/26/2012 12:58:20 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 11 replies
    CTVNews ^ | 12/26/2012
    Randi Zuckerberg, the sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, got caught up in a debate about the handling of a private photo posted on the social media site after a family snapshot she thought she had only shared with friends made its way onto Twitter. The photo showed the Zuckerberg clan joyfully reacting to Facebook’s new Poke app. Zuckerberg, Facebook’s former head of marketing, claimed she had only shared the photo with her friends via the social media site. However the snapshot went public after Callie Schweitzer, a representative for Internet media firm Vox Media, reposted the shot on Twitter....
  • The Good Face, Not the Good Book: Beware of Mark Zuckerberg bearing gifts.

    12/21/2012 3:21:47 PM PST · by rhema · 7 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 12/21/12 | Jay D. Homnick
    In wonderful news on the philanthropy front, Mark Zuckerberg has contributed 500 million dollars to… well, to an organization that will spawn a subsidiary foundation to contribute to… well, a funding mechanism that will facilitate his ability to contribute to… well, to things involving education and its ability to contribute to… well, to the general wellbeing of society and its ability to contribute to… well, Mark Zuckerberg’s reputation. And the government. It is too early to predict just who if anyone will benefit from this “gift” to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Take a look at this organization’s website and...
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg donating $500 million in stock to Silicon Valley charity

    12/19/2012 10:00:49 AM PST · by OKRA2012 · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/19/12
    SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he is donating nearly $500 million in stock to a Silicon Valley charity with the aim of funding health and education issues. Zuckerberg donated 18 million Facebook shares, valued at $498.8 million based on their Tuesday closing price. The beneficiary is the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, a nonprofit that works with donors to allocate their gifts. This is Zuckerberg's largest donation to date. He pledged $100 million in Facebook stock to Newark, N.J., public schools in 2010, before his company went public earlier this year. Later in 2010, he joined Giving Pledge,...
  • A New Breed of Hunter Shoots, Eats and Tells. [Liberals Ruin Hunting]

    10/04/2012 6:45:13 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 7 replies
    IHT ^ | 1 October 2012 | Dwight Garner
    Who is the most famous hunter in America? If you’re over 30, the first names that come to mind are probably Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent or Dick Cheney. If you’re under 30, the answer is easier. The most famous hunter in America is Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire founder of Facebook. In May 2011 Mr. Zuckerberg made a pledge to consume, for one year, only meat he had hunted or slaughtered himself. He got a hunting license and shot a bison. “My personal challenge,” he explained, is “being thankful for the food I have to eat.” If four new books are...
  • Facebook shares reach new low; $50 billion in market value lost

    09/04/2012 4:45:42 PM PDT · by mojito · 38 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/4/2012 | Jessica Guynn
    Facebook shares scraped a new low Tuesday. The new drag on the already leaden stock: Analysts from two of Facebook’s largest underwriters on its botched initial public stock offering cut their price targets. The Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase analysts also reduced their revenue projections. Shares closed down nearly 2%, or 33 cents, to $17.73 as some on Wall Street, floored that Facebook has shed $50 billion in market value in just three months, said they feared the company's stock is nowhere near bottom.
  • Is Mark Zuckerberg in over his hoodie as Facebook CEO?

    08/19/2012 10:43:24 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 17, 2012 | Walter Hamilton and Jessica Guynn
    The deepening slide in Facebook Inc.'s stock is fueling talk once considered implausible on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley. Should Mark Zuckerberg, the social media visionary but neophyte corporate manager, step aside as CEO to let a more seasoned executive run the multibillion-dollar company?
  • Facebook stock plunges to all-time low (Shares down 40% from May IPO price)

    07/27/2012 7:31:49 AM PDT · by Qbert · 26 replies
    CNN Money ^ | July 27, 2012 | Emily Jane Fox
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Facebook's stock opened at an all-time low, after its first earnings report failed to ease worries over slowing sales growth and its plan for mobile advertising. Shares of Facebook (FB) tumbled nearly 15% to below $23 on Friday, 40% below the company's initial offering price from May. Facebook earnings matched analysts' expectations when it reported its earnings after the bell on Thursday. The company also delivered a 32% gain in second-quarter revenue, to $1.18 billion. That slightly topped forecasts. But investors are not sure how the company will bring in more revenue from its 955 million...
  • Facebook Acquires Face Recognition Tech...

    06/19/2012 3:01:09 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 19 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 19, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Zuck's smiley-face KGB getting even spookier In an undisclosed purchase thought to be in the neighborhood of $90M, the Big Blue Beast devoured tech startup Face.com, and it's sure to raise even further privacy concerns for users of snoopy ole Facebook (along with pretty much everybody else): a face recognition firm that's developed the ability to identify and tag faces in pictures... including any found on the internet. Add to that the fact that 'gigapixel' digital photos upwards of one billion pixels already allow individuals to be picked out of massive crowd shots in minute detail and soon the they can...
  • The Facebook & US Treasury Bubble

    06/01/2012 4:38:07 AM PDT · by publius321 · 2 replies
    http://youtu.be/87WeDkahGcE ^ | 6/1/2012 | Scott Ryan
    Much of the hype has involved comparisons of Facebook to Google. Facebook has more in common with AOL or even the US Treasury than it does with Google. My video commentary on the proper role of investment bankers... critique of FB...)
  • Facebook Inc(NASDAQ:FB): Milberg LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuits Filed Against Facebook, Inc.

    05/30/2012 1:21:26 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    http://meshpress.com ^ | 05-30-12 | Staff
    NEW YORK, May 30, 2012 (MeshPress) — Milberg LLP announces that class action lawsuits were filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of purchasers of Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”) FB -2.29% common stock pursuant to the Company’s May 18, 2012 initial public offering (the “IPO”). Actions were also filed in the Northern District of California. The complaints charge Facebook, certain of its officers and directors, and underwriters of the IPO with violations of the Securities Act of 1933. The actions allege that the Registration Statement and Prospectus issued with the IPO were...
  • Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg left no tip after Rome lunch

    05/29/2012 11:46:03 PM PDT · by dr_lew · 54 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | May 29, 1012 | Nick Squires
    The owners of the kosher restaurant in Rome's Jewish Ghetto – a historic quarter in the centre of the city – were surprised when Mr Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan walked away without leaving a gratuity.