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Taiwanese Hacker Backs Out on Threat of Deleting Mark Zuckerberg’s Profile in Livestream

An independent white hat hacker from Taiwan is backing down from his earlier claim that he would delete Mark Zuckerberg’s own Facebook page and broadcast it live on Sunday.

Chang Chi-yuan, a minor celebrity at home with over 26,000 Facebook followers, announced his endeavor on his account earlier this week, saying he would take down the billionaire’s account at 6 p.m. local time.

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are Expecting Another Baby

Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan are expecting their second baby, and what better way to make an announcement than by posting it on Facebook.

The Facebook founder joyfully announced that the couple will be having another “Zuckerbaby.” According to ABC News, the 32-year-old billionaire shared the good news to his followers on Facebook and Instagram via a heartfelt post, along with a couple of old photos of him and Priscilla when they were still kids.

Facebook Now Has More Active Users in Asia Than the U.S.

With nearly 396 million people across Asia on Facebook, the continent is now the largest region when it comes to daily active users, according to new data released Thursday by the social network.

Facebook continues to explode on the continent as the company sees a 57% spike in users over the past two years, surpassing social network usage and growth anywhere else in the world.

Facebook is Trying Extremely Hard to Get into China and China is Like ‘Nah’

Facebook has been trying to make a comeback in China following an earlier ban that ceased its operations. Unfortunately, it seems to face complicated circumstances every time an opportunity to return comes.

Alongside Twitter, Facebook was blocked in 2009 when the Chinese government blamed social media for ethnic unrest. According to local reports, riot leaders in the Muslim-dominated Xinjiang region used social networks to cause tension.

Mark Zuckerberg Tries Making Dumplings For Chinese New Year, Fails Miserably

Dumplings, or “Jiǎozi”, is a Chinese staple dish with over 1,800 years of history. Traditionally they are eaten on Chinese New year’s Eve, which symbolizes wealth. Locals say that the more you eat it, the more money to come in the year ahead.

This year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided to join in on the festivities with his wife Priscilla Chan and make dumplings with her.

Mark Zuckerberg Has Made More Money Than Anyone Else So Far This Year

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth shot up by $5 billion during the first weeks of 2017 as he made more money than anyone else in the world, according to Forbes. He has not only bounced back from his loss when his net worth fell to $49 billion, but he is now the fifth richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of $53.8 billion.

Facebook’s share value increase might be due to the positive feedback that it has been getting lately. The social networking site launched a “journalism project” on Wednesday that aims to find a solution in response to the surge of fake news on their site. Facebook also hopes to improve its relationship with the media and create a “news literacy” environment for all.

Singaporean Teen’s 5-Minute Video Wins $250,000 Scholarship From Mark Zuckerberg

A student from Raffles Institution in Singapore has won a $250,000 scholarship funded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after creating a video that explains a scientific concept in simple terms.

Deanna See, 17, was one of two winners at the Breakthrough Junior challenge for her video titled “Superbugs! And Our Race Against Resistance” about antibiotic resistance. Her video was selected out of 6,000 entries from 146 countries. The other winner was Antonella Masini, 18, who created a video on quantum entanglement.