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Mark Zuckerberg Announces Facebook Will Donate Millions to Fight Coronavirus

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook, has announced that his company will be matching up to $20 million in donations made to combat coronavirus.

The 35-year-old businessman put up a post on his Facebook page that says the company will match up to $10 million to their COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and also $10 million for the Center for Disease Control Foundation.

“A lot of people have told us they want to help fight coronavirus but aren’t sure how, so we’ve worked with the United Nations Foundation and the World Health Organization to start a COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, where anyone can go to make a donation,” Mark wrote on his page. “Facebook is matching up to $10 million in donations, and 100% of funds will directly support the work to prevent, detect and respond to the outbreak around the world. We’ll also match $10 million for the Center for Disease Control Foundation, which will launch a fundraiser in the next few weeks focused on combating the outbreak here in the US.”

“Thanks to everyone who is working to minimize the impact of the pandemic. More to come soon,” he concluded.

Karlie Kloss & Adriana Lima Go Glam for Breakthrough Prize 2019

Karlie Kloss and Adriana Lima strike fierce poses on the red carpet as they arrive at the 2019 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif.

The models both donned chic, black dresses as they stepped out for the event.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Karlie Kloss

Other stars at the event included Taraji P. Henson, Allison Janney, Drew Barrymore, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan, James Corden, Tyra Banks, fashion editor Derek Blasberg, director Damien Chazelle and pregnant wife Olivia Hamilton, along with Motherless Brooklyn actor Edward Norton and wife Shauna Robertson.

FYI: Karlie is wearing a Monse dress. Adriana is wearing a Dundas dress. Allison is wearing an Azzaro dress.

20+ pictures inside of the stars stepping out for the event…More Here! »

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Facebook Is Planning to Launch Crypto-Currency in 2020 - What Is GlobalCoin?

Facebook is getting into the crypto-currency game.

The social network platform plans to set up a digital payment system, which is being called GlobalCoin internally, in about a dozen countries by the first quarter of 2020, according to the BBC.

Detailed plans for the currency are expected to be outlined this summer. Founder Mark Zuckerberg reportedly already met with Bank of England governor Mark Carney to discuss opportunities and risks.

Facebook’s plan is to create a digital currency that provides affordable and secure ways of making payments, regardless of whether a user has a bank account, enabling people to change their currency into digital coins.

They are also in talks with online merchants to accept the currency as payment in exchange for lower transaction fees.

Concerns include security, especially considering Facebook’s recent personal data breaches. The U.S. Senate & Banking Committee also penned an open letter to Mark to ask how the currency will work, and how consumers will be protected and secured.

The move follows Facebook’s Credits program a decade ago, which allowed people to buy items in apps on the site. The program closed after less than two years.

For more details about the proposed crypto-currency, head to BBC.com.

Mark Zuckerberg Breaks Silence on User Data Breach

Mark Zuckerberg has finally spoken after news broke that Cambridge Analytica took data from millions of Facebook users.

If you don’t know, Cambridge Analytica is a data analysis firm that was used by Donald Trump during his presidential campaign for voter-targeting services. Apparently, 50 million accounts were targeted.

“We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can’t then we don’t deserve to serve you,” Mark said after a ton of backlash. “I’ve been working to understand exactly what happened and how to make sure this doesn’t happen again. The good news is that the most important actions to prevent this from happening again today we have already taken years ago. But we also made mistakes, there’s more to do, and we need to step up and do it.”

“I started Facebook, and at the end of the day I’m responsible for what happens on our platform. I’m serious about doing what it takes to protect our community. While this specific issue involving Cambridge Analytica should no longer happen with new apps today, that doesn’t change what happened in the past. We will learn from this experience to secure our platform further and make our community safer for everyone going forward,” Mark continued. “I want to thank all of you who continue to believe in our mission and work to build this community together. I know it takes longer to fix all these issues than we’d like, but I promise you we’ll work through this and build a better service over the long term.”

See his entire statement below…

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Mark Zuckerberg Announces Birth of His Daughter August!

Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he and wife Priscilla Chan have welcomed another child into the world!

The Facebook co-founder and CEO is now the father of a baby girl named August and he shared a photo of him, Priscilla, and their daughter Max with the newborn.

Priscilla and I are so happy to welcome our daughter August! We wrote her a letter about the world we hope she grows up in, and also hoping she doesn’t grow up too fast,” Mark announced on his Facebook page.

“Childhood is magical. You only get to be a child once, so don’t spend it worrying too much about the future. You’ve got us for that, and we’ll do everything we possibly can to make sure the world is a better place for you and all children in your generation,” Mark and Priscilla wrote in the letter to their child. “August, we love you so much and we’re so excited to go on this adventure with you. We wish you a life of joy, love and the same hope you give us.”

Read the full letter in the embed below!

Facebook Hits Major Milestone: 2 Billion People!

Facebook has been around for over 13 years now and it has hit a major milestone… two billion people are now registered users!

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of the social networking service, released a statement in the form of a post on Tuesday (June 27) to celebrate the occasion.

“As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially 2 billion people!” he wrote. “We’re making progress connecting the world, and now let’s bring the world closer together. It’s an honor to be on this journey with you.”

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