Mark Zuckerberg Meets the Pope; Gifts Him a Drone Model

Mark Zuckerberg Meets the Pope; Gifts Him a Drone Model

Mark Zuckerberg Meets the Pope; Gifts Him a Drone Model
Zuckerberg gifts model of solar-powered drone Aquila to Pope Francis
Zuckerberg discusses Internet connectivity with Pope Francis
Facebook completed first successful test of Aquila last month
What would you possibly expect from a meeting between the Pope Francis and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg? The idea of a meeting between the modern tech innovator and the leader of the Catholic Church itself is intriguing enough to a point that you would love to know every word of their entire conversation. Zuckerberg didn’t fail to embrace the bizarreness of the situation where two opposite worlds met each other, offering a model of a drone to the Pope.

Mark Zuckerberg offered a miniature model of his solar-powered drone Aquila, which is supposed to beam Internet connectivity to places without it, to Pope Francis. In a post on his social networking website, he said, “We (Mark and wife Priscilla) told him (Pope Francis) how much we admire his message of mercy and tenderness, and how he’s found new ways to communicate with people of every faith around the world.”

The Facebook CEO further said that he and wife Priscilla talked with the Pope about Internet connectivity and its requirement in various parts of the world.
Interestingly, Pope Francis already uses Twitter and Instagram in order to reach the younger audiences and profess his religious teachings to them. If more people get Internet connectivity, more people will be able to hear what the Pope has to say about various global issues and effectively serve his purpose as well.

Last month, Facebook announced that it completed its first successful test of its solar-powered drone Aquila, which has been developed to deliver Internet service to remote areas of the world.

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You Can Soon Activate Facebook’s Safety Check Yourself, Zuckerberg Confirms

You Can Soon Activate Facebook's Safety Check Yourself, Zuckerberg ConfirmsYou Can Soon Activate Facebook’s Safety Check Yourself, Zuckerberg Confirms
Mark Zuckerberg confirmed the feature at his meeting in Rome
Users will be able to enable Safety Check in emergencies
It may be a reform after company received several criticisms about the fe
Facebook will soon let users enable Safety Check on their own in an emergency situation or a crisis. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday revealed company’s plans to be working on the feature that would let users create an alert on Facebook through which their relatives and friends can know if they are safe in disasters or other tough conditions.

While holding a townhall meeting in Rome’s Luiss University on Monday, Zuckerberg received a question from audience regarding the future of Facebook’s Safety Check in the wake of recent earthquakes in Italy. “Yes, we’re working on that already.” he said, confirming that the feature might soon be tested and rolled to the public. Adding to his statements, Zuckerberg highlighted that Facebook is not only made for fun moments with friends, but also to ensure safety of the users who’re in peril or such extreme situations throughout the globe.

Facebook introduced Safety Check back in 2014, saying, “We want to provide a helpful tool that people can use when major disasters strike, so we’ve created safety check” in a blog post. Since then, Facebook could be seen activating this feature in several emergency situations and natural disasters in the world, including terrorist attacks – events that Zuckerberg says have “just been too common over the last few years”.
Zuckerberg said in a video of the townhall meeting posted by him on the social-networking website,”If we’re building a community product, this is one of the moments of truth for us…” He added, “We’re working on what you say. When Safety Check got started a couple of years ago, it was only for natural disasters. The next thing we need to do is make it so that communities can trigger it themselves when there is some disaster.”

Facebook recently has been receiving a lot of criticism for the activation of Safety Check only in select places or as a few point out, in the “West”. The Paris attacks saw Facebook deploying this feature extensively throughout the affected region. Later, the California-based Internet company was slammed for being biased for not activating it during the Nigeria blasts, to which company reacted and made the feature available in the region.

While it’s still unclear how this feature will come in use and what all users would ‘qualify’ to be able to create an alert, Facebook surely seems to be sidelining itself from all the backlash it received in the past for being biased.

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fb CEO Mark Zuckerberg to hold His First ‘live Q&A’ on June 14

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Hold His First 'Live Q&A' on June 14

The live Q&A consultation will begin at 12am IST on June 15.
As before, questions may be shared on the assertion post.
the highest voted questions will be responded by means of Zuckerberg.
facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has had a busy month already. apart from talking to ISS astronauts usingfb stay, the 32-12 monthsantique entrepreneur additionally determined two of his social media accountshacked – Twitter and Pinterest.

To make this month even busier, Zuckerberg on Wednesday introduced he could be protecting his first Q&Aconsultation on facebook stay on Tuesday next week.

Making the announcement in a submit on his facebook profile, Zuckerberg stated the Q&A sessionpowered through fb stay would be exclusive from the Townhall Q&As he has held in the beyond,announcing the medium is extra interactive.

Zuckerberg stated the consultation will cover subjects customers are interested by, together with“connecting the world, synthetic intelligence, virtual truth, stay video, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, andmore.”

As before, customers can leave questions that they want to ask Zuckerberg at the facebook submit. the best voted ones might be responded via the facebook CEO.

The fb live Q&A session with Mark Zuckerberg is scheduled for eleven:30am PT on Tuesday (12am IST on Wednesday).

facebook is investing a lot into its new live platform, and in the current beyond has increased thefunction in several ways. This trendy Q&A consultation will serve as an instance of the strength of the platform, something the employer turned into manifestly additionally looking to do with its ISSfacebook stay session in advance this month.
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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg meets propaganda czar in China charm drive

A file photo of Liu Yunshan meeting with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Beijing on Saturday. Photo: AP

A file photo of Liu Yunshan meeting with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Beijing on Saturday. Photo: AP

Beijing: Facebook’s co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg met China’s propaganda czar Liu Yunshan in Beijing on Saturday as part of a charm offensive in one of the few markets where the social network cannot be accessed.

The rare meeting, reported by China’s state news agency Xinhua, suggests warming relations between Facebook and the Chinese government, even as Beijing steps up censorship of and control over the Internet. Liu, who sits on the Communist Party’s Politburo Standing Committee which is the apex of power in China, praised Facebook’s technology and management methods, Xinhua said.

Zuckerberg was in Beijing for the China Development Forum, a government-sponsored conference bringing together top business executives and the country’s ruling elite. China “hopes (Facebook) can strengthen exchanges, share experiences and improve mutual understanding with China’s Internet companies”, Xinhuaquoted Liu as telling Zuckerberg. Earlier this year, Beijing introduced new rules on online publication, which analysts say may place further curbs on foreign internet businesses trying to operate in China.

Online content publishers should “promote core socialist values” and spread ideas, morals and knowledge that improve the quality of the nation and promote economic development.

Foreign companies in China, especially in media, face political pressure from a range of regulations. The country’s military newspaper calls the Internet the most important front in an ideological battle against “Western anti-China forces”.

China, the world’s second largest economy, has the biggest Internet population, numbering almost 700 million people.

On Friday, Zuckerberg posted an image of himself running through smog in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, past the portrait of the late Chairman Mao Zedong hanging over the Forbidden City.

The 31-year-old has achieved celebrity status in China, one of the few markets where Facebook and other foreign Internet platforms, including Alphabet Inc’s Google services and Twitter Inc, are not available due to tight government controls.

He has long sought to improve his company’s relationship with the Chinese authorities, and now sits on the advisory board of the School of Economics and Management at China’s elite Tsinghua University.

Zuckerberg began his remarks to the forum in Mandarin, speaking about the promise of artificial intelligence, particularly devices such as self-driving cars and medical diagnostics.

He sidestepped sensitive issues, talking instead about technology and his family.

“The one thing I am extremely optimistic about for China is the emphasis on engineering,” Zuckerberg said.

He did not respond to a question from Reuters about Facebook’s plans to do business in China.

During the forum, Alibaba Group Holdings’s executive chairman Jack Ma praised Zuckerberg, saying he respected Chinese culture and ran a “great company”.

“He respects the Chinese and oriental culture by instinct,” Ma said. “Not because he wants to make money.” Reuters