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Mark Zuckerberg's obsession with walls angers his neighbors in Hawaii

The house in question is a beach property a that he bought on the Hawaii land of Kauai in 2014.

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Back in 2014, Facebook CEO bought a beautiful house on the Hawaii land of Kauai, for which he paid more than $100 million. Now, Zuck has decided to build a wall around this house, no-no, not the What s on your mind? kind of wall, like a real wall. However, his neighbors seem to be pretty mad about it as apparently this wall blocks the view and the breeze from the ocean. Also Read - WhatsApp Multi-device support confirmed, public beta rollout begins in two months: Mark Zuckerberg

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The house in question is a beach property and Zuck just wants a little privacy around his house. Therefore, he plans to build a 6-feet tall stone wall around it. The wall is apparently being made to block the road and traffic noise. Although, it isn t determined how long the wall would be, but according to Huffington Post Hawaii, the construction of the wall is legal. Also Read - Facebook sued by US govt over antitrust issues & maintaining 'monopoly power'

Regardless of the legality of the wall, Zuck s neighbors are still unhappy. Kauai newspaper The Garden Island reported a local resident as saying, I m super unhappy about that. I know that land belongs to Zuckerberg. Money is no option for him. I m 5 8 and when I m walking, I see nothing but wall, Mcmillen said. It just doesn t fit in with the natural beauty that we have here. There are people on the island who money can pay for anything. These kind of things that they do take away what Kauai is all about.

 

However, what was a beach-facing house till now, would no longer have a beach access after the wall is built. According to the Sea Grant s FAQs on the public access right of Hawaii beaches, the Hawaii beaches being public, Zuck would be unable to extend the wall up to the beach from exclusivity.

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That said, Mark Zuckerberg seems to be obsessed about his privacy. Recently, he had posted a photo on Facebook to announce Instagram s 500 million users milestone. The photo went viral after it was spotted that the laptop on his work station had tape stuck on the webcam and the audio port, an old trick to keep hackers at bay.

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  • Published Date: June 29, 2016 4:10 PM IST
  • Updated Date: June 29, 2016 4:15 PM IST



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