Facebook Touts Privacy Future, But Critics Question Sincerity

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on stage at the company's F8 developer conference on April 30, 2019. Here he's discussing Facebook's position on privacy, saying that "the future is private." (Photo credit: Facebook)

“Today we are going to talk about building a privacy-focused social platform,” said Mark Zuckerberg as he began his keynote address at this year’s F8 developer conference. Facebook’s soon-to-be 35-year old chief executive took the stage to introduce the world to what he hoped his creation could become, one that pressured its users to be… Continue reading Facebook Touts Privacy Future, But Critics Question Sincerity

Mark Zuckerberg To Make Case To Developers That Privacy Is A Good Thing

Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook's 2015 F8 Developer Conference. Photo credit: Ken Yeung

On a May morning, Mark Zuckerberg, weeks after an intense grilling by members of Congress, made what would be his first public address, telling a room full of developers: We have real challenges to address, but we have to keep [our optimism for the future] as well. And what I’ve learned this year is that… Continue reading Mark Zuckerberg To Make Case To Developers That Privacy Is A Good Thing

Mark Zuckerberg Turns to Base, Pitches Continued Building as Way Forward

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gestures on stage during his keynote address at the company's F8 2018 developer conference. Photo credit: Facebook

It’s a typical tactic that politicians utilize when they want support for a proposal they’re pitching — hold a rally in a part of their constituency where they have strong backing from their base. But this isn’t always limited to those in elected office. Even though he says he hasn’t set his sights on the… Continue reading Mark Zuckerberg Turns to Base, Pitches Continued Building as Way Forward

Facebook’s Likely Message to Developers at F8: Hear Us Out

Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote address during Facebook's F8 developer conference in 2015. Photo credit: Ken Yeung/TheLetterTwo

Facebook’s F8 developer conference is right around the corner (May 1-2) and while the past few years have been more celebratory and designed to further modernize the company’s ecosystem, the 2018 edition will likely be a bit subdued. Weighing on people’s mind is the latest controversy plaguing Facebook namely, how it uses our data. Whether… Continue reading Facebook’s Likely Message to Developers at F8: Hear Us Out