Mark Zuckerberg’s I’m Sorry Suit

Mark Zuckerberg’s I’m Sorry Suit How do we know that Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook and man currently under scrutiny, really does feel contrite and humbled by his company’s failure to protect users’ personal data, as he said during his testimony before Congress on Tuesday?
Well, he donned, if not a penitent’s robes, then what seems like his equivalent: a suit and tie.
It began on Monday, when Mr. Zuckerberg made the rounds of congressional leaders in a dark suit, white shirt and ink blue tie. On Tuesday, when he took his seat on the committee room floor, the suit was navy, and the tie was Facebook blue. It was somber. It was on brand.
And for someone who has made a professional and personal signature out of the plain gray tee and jeans — who has posted pictures of the row of gray T-shirts and hoodies hanging in his closet on his Facebook page; whose success has made those gray tees and hoodies into shorthand for a new generation of disrupters, as aspirational an outfit as..

Sudan’s President Orders Release of Political Prisoners

Sudan’s President Orders Release of Political Prisoners Photo President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan speaking before members of the parliamentary body of the ruling National Congress Party last week in Khartoum. Credit Ashraf Shazly/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Sudan’s president has ordered the release of dozens of political prisoners, the state-run news agency Suna reported on Tuesday, an action that appeared intended to mollify human-rights critics.
The decision seemed to be a concession by the president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who came to power in 1989 in an Islamist and military-backed coup, and is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in Darfur.
He is an international pariah. But Western governments have increasingly been working with his government, eager for his help in preventing violent extremism and in stemming the flow of African refugees northward into Libya and Egypt and then on to boats bound for Europe..

Facebook Data Collected by Cambridge Analytica Included Private Messages

Facebook Data Collected by Cambridge Analytica Included Private Messages SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook has said that political data firm Cambridge Analytica improperly harvested the public profile data of up to 87 million of its users, including their political beliefs, interests and friends’ information.
Now the social network has revealed that the extent of the harvesting went even further — it included people’s private messages, too.
On Monday, Facebook began informing people whose data may have been compromised by Cambridge Analytica through an app developed by the researcher Aleksandr Kogan. In its notifications, Facebook said that while the information harvested was largely limited to what was on people’s public profiles, “a small number of people” also shared information from their Facebook timeline, posts and messages.
Photo People lined up for a seat Tuesday for Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Facebook chief executive will speak to lawmakers in cong..

Economic Scene: ‘How Long Can We Last?’ Trump’s Tariffs Hit Home in the U.S.

‘How Long Can We Last?’ Trump’s Tariffs Hit Home in the U.S. CP Industries just got an expensive lesson in the unintended consequences of protectionism.
Based in McKeesport, Pa., the company makes seamless vessels to store gases at high pressure — steel cylinders of up to six tons that it sells to the likes of the Navy, NASA and T. Boone Pickens’s Clean Energy. It has received the first bill from the 25 percent tariff that President Trump placed on steel from China and a few other countries: $178,703.09 assessed on a steel-pipe shipment scheduled to arrive at the Port of Philadelphia on Thursday.
That’s equivalent to about two weeks’ payroll. Over all, tariffs on steel pipe that the company has ordered from China — some already on its way across the Pacific — will add more than half a million dollars to raw-material costs over six months alone.
“How long can we last?” mused Michael Larsen, the company’s chief executive. “I don’t know. We could go down relatively fast.”
Photo “How long..