Friday, 9 December 2011

Facebook CEO's photos leaked due to security glitch

Rediff reported a security glitch in Facebook, in which its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg's, photos from his private page have been leaked. Because of this, users could access his photographs even though they were private. The photographs that were leaked were taken inside the billionaire's $7-million California home, with his girlfriend Priscilla Chan. Facebook said it has already fixed the embaressing bug.

I find this so ironical, coming from the man who rocked the world by founding Facebook and who said, "I founded Facebook on the idea that people want to share and connect with people in their lives, but to do this everyone needs complete control over who they share with at all times. This idea has been the core of Facebook since day one. When I built the first version of Facebook, almost nobody I knew wanted a public page on the internet."

And not that the exposed photos were much of a revelation behind the Facebook CEO's personal life. They were pretty ordinary daily photos of his life, especially those with his pets and apart from, we now know he loves to cook at home. Here are some of the leaked photos:

Mark with President Obama
Mark with his Hungarian sheepdog, Beast
Mark with his girlfriend Priscilla Chan wearing matching red aprons
Mark with the snacks he cooked
Mark making sushi at home with girlfriend
Actually all pretty boring stuff if you were to ask me. Do not expect intimate and very private photos aka. HK-actor-Edison-Chen-type of scandal. But there was one photo which I baulked at. It is a photo which Mark Zuckerberg was holding a chicken at his house before he slaughtered it. It is reported that he only eats meat from animals he kills himself!  I think this is such a cruel act, killing lives of animals with his own hands, and in the very compound of his home. I hope Mark realise the dire consequence of his actions. Peace.

Mark Zuckerberg with a chicken he was going to slaughter
To share an article on the results of a lab test done by the University of Chicago on rats, proving that little primitive animals have feelings too. Given a choice between munching on a tasty chocolate treat or helping a fellow rat escape from a restraint, test rodents often preferred to liberate a pal in need, indicating that their empathy for others was reward enough. During the research, 2 rats shared the same cage for 2 weeks. Then, they moved them to a new cage where one rat was held in a restraining device while the other could roam free. 

Focused rat helped its cagemate trapped in a restrainer by trying to opening the door and eventually freed its fellow mate.
The researcher said, "There are a lot of ideas in the literature showing that empathy is not unique to humans, and it has been well demonstrated in apes, but in rodents it was not very clear." This lab test proved otherwise.  Hence, as ironical as it seems in this study, that humans, with the highest level of intelligence, do not seem to feel as much for its own kind (fellow humans), compared to apes and rodents. 

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