Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, just announced that they will put part of their enormous wealth behind an effort to spread the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s successful STEM honors program to two University of California colleges.
If you want to understand why Mark Zuckerberg is defending the rights of people to deny the Holocaust on his now sprawling Facebook platform, you have to look to his high school. Unfortunately, he's turned a truly inspiring teaching system on its head, using it to give wide berth to bullies.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg this week went to testify before members of the Senate and Congress. What has evolved is a situation uncommon in recent American politics: for both conservatives and liberals to agree on an issue, namely that individual privacy must be protected online.
As Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg answered questions before Congress this week about online privacy and his company’s reach, I wondered: What information does Facebook have on me? It turns out it’s a pretty easy thing to find out — and the results are both amusing and disturbing.
While Zuckerberg sounded like he was saying some of the right things in the CNN interview about the Cambridge Analytica scandal, his record on matters of social responsibility and stewardship of personal data contributed by members of his Facebook community is dismal.
At 32 years old, Christopher C. Rogers, one of the co-creators of the AMC television drama "Halt and Catch Fire," is one of the youngest and brightest creators in the industry. The show revolves around a rogue corporate computer guru, Joe MacMillian (Lee Pace), who snowballs a Texas software company into creating the first portable PC.
Like gods, we have created a new universe called cyberspace that contains great good and ominous evil. We do not know, yet, if this new dimension will produce more monsters than marvels, but it is too late to go back.
The Center Club, the members-only business and dining club, is opening a new sports pub in its otherwise formal space, paid for by Orioles owner Peter Angelos and part of a movement by such institutions to attract younger members.
Inside a drab computer lab at the Johns Hopkins University, a team of researchers is trying to build something that has never existed before: a digital currency that changes hands completely in secret. Its name is Zerocoin.
The lives of the Baltimore teens are among the thousands influenced by George Soros, a billionaire philanthropist who decided 15 years ago that the city, with severe crime and poverty and just enough potential, was ripe for an experiment unlike any other. The Open Society Institute field office in Baltimore was designed as a social justice laboratory to keep students engaged in school, confront drug addiction, reduce incarceration and grow an army of advocates.
The end came quickly for Silk Road, when federal agents crept in to nab the alleged kingpin of the secret $1.2 billion online drug marketplace as he sat at his laptop in the sci-fi section of a San Francisco public library.
UMBC President Freeman A. Hrabowski III, whose trailblazing work in educating minority students in the sciences has catapulted the university onto the national stage, has been named one of the world's most influential people by Time magazine.