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Zuckerberg’s Compensation Jumps to $8.9M as Security Costs Soar

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg’s compensation rose 53.5 percent to $8.9 million in 2017, a regulatory filing showed Friday, largely because of higher costs related to the 33-year old billionaire’s personal security.

About 83 percent of the compensation represented security-related expenses, while much of the rest was tied to Zuckerberg’s personal usage of private aircraft.

Zuckerberg’s security expenses climbed to $7.3 million in 2017, compared with $4.9 million a year earlier.

His base salary was unchanged at $1, while his total voting power at Facebook rose marginally to 59.9 percent.

Menlo Park, California-based Facebook, which has consistently reported stronger-than-expected earnings over the past …read more

Apple memo warns employees to stop leaking info. Someone leaked it.

A recent memo detailed the lengths to which Apple is willing to go to stop employees from leaking information about upcoming products. It’s an on-going problem. Last year’s iPhone X launch, you might remember, was spoiled by a leak to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. And while that may have been the largest, it certainly wasn’t the only leak Apple had to deal with. All told, the company caught 29 leakers last year, all of whom were fired. 12 were arrested. Some employees, however, didn’t seem to get the memo. But the press did, right after an Apple employee leaked it to… …read more

Sound and vision: how a blind photographer shot the Games

Australian Andrew Follows is blind in one eye and has tunnel vision in the other, but his sense of hearing – and his labrador Leo – helped him capture the spirit of the Commonwealth Games

With Leo, his labrador, fast asleep on the pool deck, Andrew Follows focused his lens on the victorious swimmers parading around in front of him. For some of the athletes, the sight of a guide dog snoozing at poolside was incongruous – as was the realisation they were being snapped by a visually impaired photographer.

“People see me with a dog and they see me with a …read more