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The hacker who hacked Musk, Gates, and Bezos was imprisoned

The teenager, who was found guilty of organizing a massive hacking of celebrity Twitter accounts, was sent to an American prison. According to the Tampa Bay Times, 18-year-old Graham Ivan Clark was sentenced to three years in prison.

It is noted that the hacker, who gained access to the accounts, including the head of Tesla Elon Musk, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, made a deal with the investigation and pleaded guilty to all charges.

After three years in prison, the young man will be on probation for another three years. At the time of the crime, Clark was 17 years old, in connection with which he escaped more severe punishment — for an adult American, the minimum prison term for such charges is 10 years. That is how much he can face if he breaks the law during the probationary period.

A cracker is also prohibited from using computers without permission from the police, and only under the supervision of law enforcement officers. He also agreed to conduct searches of homes that he may own and will give out passwords for all accounts he has created. Clarke also transferred all bitcoin cryptocurrency earned from the fraudulent scheme. The amount was about 117 thousand dollars.

One of the largest hacker attacks on the social network occurred on the night of July 15, 2020. The list of victims of the young hacker includes former US President Barack Obama, incumbent President Joe Biden, rapper Kanye West, businessman Michael Bloomberg, Apple and Uber corporations, and many others. In each of the profiles, approximately the same entries appeared: users were asked to transfer to their bitcoin account the amount that they were promised to return in double the amount.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is once again the richest man on the planet

Bezos regained his title of the richest businessman in the world. As of February 16, he has a capital of $191 billion.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, having surpassed Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk once again became the richest man in the world according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Bezos’ fortune increased by $884 million and reached $191 billion on February 16. Musk has “only” $190 billion.

Bezos was in the lead in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index for almost three years — until January 7, 2021. Then he was pushed by Elon Musk.

Jeff Bezos’s fortune has increased significantly in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic as it has given an unprecedented boost to online commerce. Already in May last year, Amazon shares have risen in price by 30% since the beginning of the pandemic.

Earlier we wrote that Bezos will leave the post of CEO of Amazon. He expects that now he will have more time for other projects and “hobbies”.

We add that Bezos demanded $1.7 million from his beloved brother — as compensation for legal costs.

Amazon founder to step down

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will step down as CEO in 2021. This was reported by the press service of the corporation on its website.

It is clarified that the richest man in the world will leave his post in the third quarter of 2021 will move to the position of executive chairman of the board of directors. Bezos will be replaced by Andy Jesse, who heads Amazon Web Services.

According to Bezos, good financial performance and a stable position of the company allow him to change the position. In his opinion, Amazon is “at its highest level of innovation.

According to Forbes, Bezos is the richest man in the world. His fortune is estimated at approximately $193.3 billion.

Facebook has a new position of vice president for civil rights

A new position of vice president for civil rights appeared on Facebook.  It was announced on Monday, January 11, USA Today reports.

Roy Austin, a former employee of Barack Obama’s administration, will handle racial hatred and discrimination issues on the company’s platforms and set up a civil rights organization within Facebook, as the internal audit recommendation calls for.

Technology plays a role in virtually every aspect of our lives, and it’s important that it be used to address the historical discrimination and hatred that many ‘underrepresented’ groups have faced, not to exacerbate it,” he said.

Austin will officially take office on Jan. 19 in Washington, D.C., where he will set up his team.

In December, the U.S. Justice Department sued Facebook for discriminating against U.S. citizen employees. According to the department, the company had refused to hire American specialists for more than 2.6 thousand positions, which Facebook had instead reserved for holders of temporary visas.

On December 18, it became known that the court on the claim of the U.S. Department of Justice against Google Corporation for violations of antitrust laws may begin in September 2023.

It became known in the summer of 2019 that U.S. authorities were preparing to launch a large-scale investigation into Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple to check for possible antitrust violations on their part.

Facebook on Dec. 10 called the U.S. authorities’ antitrust lawsuits a revision of history.

Amazon’s revenue in the third quarter was $96.1 billion

The American corporation Amazon recorded revenue of $96.1 billion in the third quarter of this year. This is evidenced by the corporate reports published on Thursday.

In the three-month period ending September 30, the company’s revenue increased by 37% compared to the results of the third quarter of 2019. Over the same period last year, the company recorded revenue of $70 billion. This year, revenue exceeded analysts’ expectations, according to which it should have amounted to no more than $92.7 billion.

Amazon’s profit was $6.3 billion, or $12.37 per share. Sales in North America were up 39% and worldwide sales were up 37%. Demand for Amazon services has grown significantly in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic. American entrepreneur Jeff Bezos, who is the head of Amazon, noted that the company has created at least 400,000 new jobs since the beginning of the year.