Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is dropping his attempt to force the sale of lands in Hawaii through quiet title filing. In 2014, Zuckerberg paid almost $100 million for 700 assembled acres on the north shore of Kauai. The quiet title process is a standard operating procedure for locating and buying out owners in the absence of recorded deeds. In Hawaii, it is not unusual to find broken chains of title or parcels within parcels. Zuckerberg’s agents filed eight quiet title lawsuits and spent several months identifying and working with owners, but some parcels he was trying to acquire appeared to be owned by unnamed persons. Zuckerberg expected some owners would appreciate being handsomely rewarded for the transfer of property they didn’t even know they owned. Instead, Zuckerberg’s actions were challenged by threats of public demonstration and a bill state legislator Kaniela Ing will file to put an end to ambiguous land titles.