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Mark Zuckerberg Holding Private Dinners with Conservative Influencers

Coinspeaker Mark Zuckerberg Holding Private Dinners with Conservative InfluencersIt seems that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided to go other way and against everything he once was talking about. Since he is loosing all the biggest supporters at the enormous speed, he has started turning to the white supremacists, leaders and journalists who have been known for supporting, well, white race to be exact.Politico reported Zuckerberg has been organizing dinners with conservative leaders as, for example, is Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, commentator Ben Shapiro, Fox News host Tucker Carlson, and CNN contributor Mary Katharine Ham.Not just that – he worshipped president Donald Trump publicly even though the latter threatened to sue Google and Facebook back in June this year.A source familiar with the whole situation said  that there are no illusions that Zuckerberg is pure blooded conservative but that he (the source) thinks “he does care about some of our concerns.”His words were confirmed with one of the cybersecurity researchers who wanted to stay anonymous and who claimed the discussion in Silicon Valley is that:“Zuckerberg is very concerned about the Justice Department, under Bill Barr, bringing an enforcement action to break up the company. So the fear is that Zuckerberg is trying to appease the Trump administration by not cracking down on right-wing propaganda.”During the recent few days, some democrats openly criticized Facebook. One of them is Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren. She publicly condemned the company regarding its ad policy, which frees politicians from third-party fact-checking and plausibly enables the disinformation expansion.She tweeted:We intentionally made a Facebook ad with false claims and submitted it to Facebook’s ad platform to see if it’d be approved. It got approved quickly and the ad is now running on Facebook. Take a look: pic.twitter.com/7NQyThWHgO— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) October 12, 2019Earlier this year Zuckerberg met with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who is famous for rigorous views and comments of the social network and who implied Facebook is nothing more than a monopoly.Fox News host Tucker Carlson called on Zuckerberg saying he was adding to “the death of free speech in America. Conservative radio talk host Hugh Hewitt, has been calling for a “new regulatory regime” in order to reduce “big tech bias” against conservatives.Dinners were held always at one of Zuckerberg’s homes in California, and obviously, they ate a lot because sources familiar with the situation said these events last more than three hours.Be it as it may, Zuckerberg hasn’t been the only one who decided to do that step. If it’s to believe Washington Post, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has also decided to share his bread (quite literally if we might add) with his company’s biggest critics.In June he said: “It’s no secret that we are largely left leaning, and we all have biases. That includes me, our board, and our company.”It is still not known because neither Zuckerberg nor Dorsey hasn’t said anything about their political standings or views. Maybe they just decided to follow the quote from Michael Corleone (Godfather, anyone?), famous mafia boss, who said: “Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.”Mark Zuckerberg Holding Private Dinners with Conservative Influencers
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Mark Zuckerberg to Testify Before Congress Over Libra

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will defend the proposed Libra cryptocurrency in a testimony before the House Financial Services Committee on October 23. The highly scrutinized proposed cryptocurrency, which is being led by Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), has come under fire from regulators on both sides of the Atlantic due to its potential threat to monetary sovereignty. Now, Zuckerberg must defend the plans before US lawmakers for a third time when he speaks at a hearing entitled “An Examination of Facebook and Its Impact on the Financial Services and Housing Sectors.” Previously, Libra had been debated during meetings of  ... ﾿ Read The Full Article On CryptoCurrencyNews.com Get latest cryptocurrency news on bitcoin, ethereum, initial coin offerings, ICOs, ethereum and all other cryptocurrencies. Learn How to trade on cryptocurrency exchanges. All content provided by Crypto Currency News is subject to our Terms Of Use and Disclaimer.
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Mark Zuckerberg to Testify Before Congressional Committee on October 23

Facebook chief, Mark Zuckerberg, will testify in front of Maxine Waters led House Committee for Financial Services on in two weeks. After David Marcus sat through two days of difficult questions, the committee insisted on Zuckerberg coming down himself, and he has obliged. As per Bloomberg, the committee plans to focus on Libra, but willRead MoreRead More. The post by Ashwath Balakrishnan appeared first on BTCManager, Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News\
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Libra’s Future in Question as Mark Zuckerberg is Set to Testify Before the U.S. Congress

Coinspeaker Libra’s Future in Question as Mark Zuckerberg is Set to Testify Before the U.S. CongressThings do not seem to be going as planned for Facebook’s Libra as Mark Zuckerberg is set to testify before the US Congress later in the month. This was revealed by the Chairwoman of the United States House Committee on Financial Services Maxine Waters (D) in a press statement yesterday. The Chairwoman indicated that a letter had been sent to the Social media giant in July “requesting an immediate moratorium on the implementation of Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency, Libra, and digital wallet, Calibra”.The hearing will feature Mark Zuckerberg as the sole witness at the hearing which has been entitled: “An Examination of Facebook and Its Impact on the Financial Services and Housing Sectors.” The press statement also made mention of the “Keep Big Tech Out of Finance Act” which is draft legislation that seeks to keep technology giants out of the banking and financial services sector.The statement noted:“The bill also prohibits large platform utilities from establishing, maintaining, or operating a digital asset that is intended to be widely used as medium of exchange, unit of account, store of value, or any other similar function as defined by the Federal Reserve”.In what seems to have been a masterstroke for the US Congress, finally, the technology wizard from Menlo Park California will have to answer questions by himself this time. At the last hearing concerning Libra, Zuckerberg sent a representative David Marcus; a move which was considered by many pundits to be a snub to the lower house of the American parliament leading the Democratic caucus.All hasn’t been well with the Libra project in recent times. Payment services giant Paypal recently pulled out of the Libra Association amidst concerns by many about Facebook’s ability to maintain fidelity in large projects. This indirectly results from the Cambridge Analytical scandal, the privacy breaches that made Facebook pay $5 Billion and other breaches that have set many on edge.Additionally, other payment service providers and card services firms including Visa and Mastercard have been considering their position on backing the Libra project. Already, pressure has been mounted by the members of the United States Senate urging Visa, Mastercard, and Stripe to pull out of Libra. This is an indication that the US government is doing all it can to protect big banking from the technology giants who have all the tools in their arsenal to take over banking and finance.The initial attitude of Calibra’s CEO David Markus in September criticizing the SWIFT network and other payment systems currently in use hasn’t helped one bit. This singular action has already given everyone within financial and technology circles bad vibes about the Libra project. As for the big question of Libra’s survival, it is too early to tell but it is going to be an interesting couple of months for the Libra project. Libra’s Future in Question as Mark Zuckerberg is Set to Testify Before the U.S. Congress
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Bank of Canada, the Canadian central bank, is exploring the possibility of launching a digital currency that would replace cash and track how people spend their money. The aim of the proposed currency would be to mitigate the “direct threat” posed by cryptocurrencies to the economic sovereignty of governments and central banks, an issue that has featured prominently in the headlines recently amidst intense regulatory pushback on Facebook’s proposed coin, Libra. The proposal was pitched to Stephen Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada, and its board of directors in a presentation entitled “Central Bank Money: ... ﾿ Read The Full Article On CryptoCurrencyNews.com Get latest cryptocurrency news on bitcoin, ethereum, initial coin offerings, ICOs, ethereum and all other cryptocurrencies. Learn How to trade on cryptocurrency exchanges. All content provided by Crypto Currency News is subject to our Terms Of Use and Disclaimer.
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Bermuda's blockchain identification system recently kicked off. This project is currently under development with the main partners being Perseid and Shyft Networks. The blockchain i.d ecosystem is set to leverage decentralization in keeping records for the citizens of Bermuda. This small Island nation joins Catalonia who is also creating a digital ledger for i.d record […]
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Brave Blockchain and Privacy Browser Scores 8 Million Active Monthly Users

Blockchain-powered privacy web browser, Brave, has just announced in an official blog post that the browser now has 8 million active users who use it monthly and a daily user mark of 2.8 million. The platform’s growth has been quite commendable and is slowly increasing in popularity, gearing up its head to compete with other bigger browsers. The Brave platform now also has 290,000 Brave Verified Publishers, who earn Brave’s Basic Attention Tokens (BAT) as payments for the content they produce and make available. Of this number, the announcement states that 15,000 are Twitch streamers with 33,000 website publishers and creators and a whopping 200,000 content creators on YouTube. Two months ago, Brave began allowing Twitter users to tip other accounts that post interesting content, using BAT. Since inception, 28,000 users have now signed up for this service and are free to tip and receive as well. The Brave team is heavily focused on putting control in the hands of content creators and eliminating the middlemen as much as possible. For a long time, major ad services companies like Google and Facebook, have not only been profiting too much off users’ contents but seem to unnecessarily tracking ad and user activity. Since the Brave platform is powered by blockchain technology, there is little to no chance that there will be any unnecessary tracking. Brave also incentivizes its users to watch ads on the platform and pays these viewers in BAT. The Brave Ads platform is an opt-in service that was officially launched back in April and according to design, users are paid 70% of revenue from the ads just for viewing them. Today, there have been 385 successful campaigns on the platform. Furthermore, Brave also reports that its platform engagement has hit an impressive 14% click-through rate, much higher than the industry average of 2%. The post Brave Blockchain and Privacy Browser Scores 8 Million Active Monthly Users appeared first on ZyCrypto.
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Privacy-focused Brave browser boasts 8M monthly active users

Privacy-focused internet browser Brave has hit 8 million-mark in terms of monthly active users. Announcing the news on Wednesday, Brave said daily active users, on the other hand, have surpassed the 2.8 million mark. The browser, with opt-in blockchain functionality, also compensates content creators, users and advertisers in its native Basic Attention Token (BAT) for viewing online ads. Brave said it has delivered nearly 400 ad campaigns to date. The browser maker further said that it now has over 290,000 verified publishers - 200,000 of those are YouTube creators, 33,000 website publishers, 15,000 Twitch streamers and 28,000 are Twitter accounts. Brave also offers a cryptocurrency wallet for ether (ETH), ERC-20 tokens and collectibles, including BAT.
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