Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave two days of testimony to U.S. lawmakers and for his appearance on Capitol Hill, he forsook his customary t-shirt and hoodie for a tailored suit and a shirt and tie. Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan tells NPR's Mary Louise Kelly that Zuckerberg is now part of the establishment and as such will need to change his "uniform."
I saw snippets of your testimony in front of the US Congress - nice tie! I could not watch the whole thing (you know, unlike those useless politicians who were questioning you, I work for a living). But from what I saw and subsequently read, you were being grilled for using our data from our Facebook pages (mine included I suppose) and selling them to the highest bidder. Apparently, that's how you became a billionaire. Praise be to Allah - as they say in Brooklyn - or Mazel tov: take your pick!
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had a lot of products to announce as he kicked off this year's F8, the conference for developers and other entrepreneurs who use Facebook in their products, but he first wanted to talk about relationships. "For the past decade, Facebook has focused on friends and family," Zuckerberg said. "Our next focus is building community." SEE ALSO: This Mark Zuckerberg parody is so good that people think it's real Zuckerberg bemoaned what he described as a decline in community group participation in the past several decades, and vowed to use Facebook to try to build those local relationships in the digital sphere. "We live in a time when society is divided," Zuckerberg said -- his only real reference to the United States' current political dynamic.
Mark Zuckerberg has described his AI assistant as "kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man." Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook / MSQRD Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been building an artificially intelligent assistant for his home since January, and he is planning to demo it for the first time in September. Zuckerberg gave an update on the status of his AI system during a public Q&A in Italy on Monday. He said that the AI is "still a work in progress" but already uses facial recognition to scan his face and let him into his gated compound in San Francisco. "It just sees my face and it lets me in," he said. "So that is pretty fun." "I got it to this point where now I can control the lights," he told the crowd.
Don't read Mark Zuckerberg's posts if you're trying to revisit Facebook's biggest moments. The social network told Business Insider that it "mistakenly deleted" some of Zuckerberg's posts a few years ago "due to technical errors," including every post he wrote between 2007 and 2008. It didn't try to bring them back because the work would have been "extensive" and was "not guaranteed to be successful," according to a spokesperson. It's not clear exactly what posts vanished beyond the 2007-2008 time frame, but they include a post about the acquisition of Instagram in 2012 as well as news of company chef Josef Desimone's death in 2013. The company stressed that it believed people should have access to previous company news through its blog and the Newsroom.