Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s duel with Congress this week is more about reputation than regulation. For Congress, Zuckerberg’s testimony today and tomorrow is a chance for politicians to bare their teeth and hold somebody accountable for the sins of the internet — diminished privacy, fake news and the polarization of ideas, issues that Facebook deals with more often than most. For Zuckerberg, it’s a chance to convince American lawmakers that he not only understands Facebook’s responsibility and impact on society, but that he’s also got it all under control. Congress released Zuckerberg’s seven-page prepared testimony ahead of Wednesday’s hearing, and here’s how to watch his Capitol Hill testimony live today and tomorrow. [Kurt Wagner / Recode]
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Remember what happened last time Mark Zuckerberg faced a high-pressure public interview? He will perform — and has to — in the hearings. It most certainly is crunch time, but “Mark is a grown-up human being and we should expect that is the person who will show up.” [Kara Swisher / Recode]
FBI agents raided the office of President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer Michael Cohen, seizing records related to several topics, including payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan obtained the search warrant after receiving a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller. [Matt Apuzzo / The New York Times]
Uber is acquiring Jump Bikes, a dockless electric bike-sharing service, for an undisclosed amount. Here’s why the acquisition makes sense for Uber: San Francisco-based Jump launched January 29 with 250 bikes; by the end of February, the company said each of its bikes saw up to four $2 trips per day at an average distance of 2.6 miles — that’s 1,000 short trips a day or 28,000 that month that Uber could have gotten a bigger piece of. [Johana Bhuiyan / Recode]
Apple said yesterday that it is now powered by 100 percent renewable energy sources worldwide. The “100 percent” part may be a bit of hyperbole, but Apple has been working toward making sure that every retail store, office, data center and manufacturing facility, in all 43 countries it operates in, runs on clean energy. The announcement comes just one week after Google announced that it now purchases enough renewable energy to offset its global energy consumption. [Nick Statt / The Verge]
”The future is amazing, but there is good amazing and there is amazing terrifying,” said TED curator Chris Anderson, as the TED conference begins today in Vancouver. While the theme of the four-day event is “Age of Amazement,” the global gathering of scientists, artists, activists, politicians and superstar entrepreneurs arrives amid growing fears about a loss of privacy in the digital world and a race to artificial intelligence and robotics which could spin out of control. The cost of admittance has climbed to $10,000; each of the 2,000 TED attendees will receive what looks to be the ultimate swag bag — a $550 German-made suitcase. [Glenn Chapman, Agence France-Presse]
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