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Macron greets Zuckerberg with Facebook threat

Macron greets Zuckerberg with Facebook threat

Technology
French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg to Paris with a warning about the company's conduct.The social media giant has been challenged in France over its perceived failure to tackle violent extremism, hate speech and disinformation across its platforms, including Instagram and WhatsApp. Mr Macron met Mr Zuckerberg and the company's new head of public policy, Sir Nick Clegg, who was formerly the UK deputy prime minister and head of the Liberal Democrat party. Image: Sir Nick Clegg (L) and Mark Zuckerberg represented Facebook The discussions followed a team of French experts and regulators spending weeks inside Facebook's offices in Paris, Dublin and Barcelona.According to Reuters, the 10 officials releas...
Revealed: How much Facebook spends to keep Zuckerberg safe

Revealed: How much Facebook spends to keep Zuckerberg safe

Technology
Facebook spent more than $ 22m (£19.4m) on Mark Zuckerberg's personal security in 2018 - more than double the amount spent the previous year, records have shown.The Facebook founder, like many other tech chief executives, only takes a base salary of $ 1 (88p), but his "other" compensation was listed at $ 22.6m - and almost all spent on his security. Nearly $ 20m went directly on security for Mr Zuckerberg and his family in 2018, up from $ 9m in 2017, whilst the social media giant also spent $ 2.6m (£2.3m) on private jets for its founder - which it said was also part of his security programme. Image: The social media giant wants governments to help regulate the internet Defending the payments, the regulatory filing by Facebook said: "H
Mark Zuckerberg asks governments to help control internet content

Mark Zuckerberg asks governments to help control internet content

Technology
Mark Zuckerberg says regulators and governments should play a more active role in controlling internet content.In an op-ed published in the Washington Post, Facebook's chief says the responsibility for monitoring harmful content is too great for firms alone.He calls for new laws in four areas: "Harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability."It comes two weeks after a gunman used the site to livestream his attack on a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand."Lawmakers often tell me we have too much power over speech, and frankly I agree," Mr Zuckerberg writes, adding that Facebook was "creating an independent body so people can appeal our decisions" about what is posted and what is taken down.He also describes a ne...
Zuckerberg: Facebook to shift towards encrypted messaging

Zuckerberg: Facebook to shift towards encrypted messaging

Technology
Facebook's chief has promised to transform privacy on the social networking platform, with new encryption that even the site's bosses cannot penetrate.The move comes after criticism of Facebook's problems with privacy controls and data sharing. In a blog post, Mark Zuckerberg wrote: "As I think about the future of the internet, I believe a privacy-focused communications platform will become even more important than today's open platforms."Privacy gives people the freedom to be themselves and connect more naturally, which is why we build social networks." Image: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has been under pressure over Facebook's privacy His multi-year plan would see Facebook's messaging services covered with encryption so stro...
Zuckerberg outlines plan for 'privacy-focused' Facebook

Zuckerberg outlines plan for 'privacy-focused' Facebook

Business
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has said he believes secure, private messaging services will become more popular than open platforms.In a blog, Mr Zuckerberg outlined his vision to transform Facebook into a "privacy-focused platform."Facebook owns Messenger and Whatsapp, but message encryption limits its ability make money through targeted adverts.The social media giant has come under fire for a series of privacy scandals."Facebook and Instagram have helped people connect with friends, communities, and interests in the digital equivalent of a town square," said the billionaire founder. "But people increasingly also want to connect privately in the digital equivalent of the living room." Facebook revamps its privacy controls WhatsAp...