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Libra — initial thoughts

Facebook just released a White Paper and did a code dump for their Libra project. Code dumps are usually a bad sign. It means that code was developed in private, and you always need to ask exactly why that is.

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The 10 most important things you need to know about Facebook’s new cryptocurrency, Libra

Quick Take Here are 10 key things about Facebook’s new cryptocurrency, including: what the token is backed by, provisional privacy and regulatory structures, and tentative launch plans. After months of anticipation, Facebook has just unveiled its cryptocurrency, dubbed Libra.

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Facebook plans to launch ‘GlobalCoin’ currency in 2020

Facebook is finalising plans to launch its own crypto-currency next year. It is planning to set up a digital payments system in about a dozen countries by the first quarter of 2020.

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Facebook 香港新辦公室增至四層 佔地 6.8 萬呎+新增直播室

Facebook 香港辦公室正式開幕。Facebook 大中華區總裁梁幼莓表示,新辦公室籌備約一年,位於鰂魚涌太古坊一期,佔地四層共 6.

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Facebook stops blocking some blockchain ads

Facebook still won’t let you advertise for cryptocurrencies, exchanges, binaries, or ICOs without prior approval.

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Project Libra: Facebook to launch stablecoin-based payments network

Facebook’s long-rumored stablecoin will be at the center of a brand new payments network, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Project Libra, as the blockchain initiative is called internally, will reportedly involve a stablecoin backed by government currency.

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Facebook open-sources Ax and BoTorch to simplify AI model optimization

At its F8 developer conference, Facebook today launched Ax and BoTorch, two new open-source AI tools. BoTorch, which, as the name implies, is based on PyTorch, is a library for Bayesian optimization. That’s a pretty specialized tool.

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Facebook announces a new design

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a major redesign for the world’s largest social network, including both its mobile apps and website, to emphasize interactions in Facebook Groups.

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Put Another Zero on Facebook’s Fine. Then We Can Talk.

Ms. Swisher covers technology and is a contributing opinion writer.

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Facebook’s role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy

In an unmissable talk, journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK’s super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union. Tracking the result to a barrage of misleading Facebook ads targeted at vulnerable Brexit swing voters — and linking the same players and tactics to the 2016 US presidential election — Cadwalladr calls out the “gods of Silicon Valley” for being on the wrong side of history and asks: Are free and fair elections a thing of the past?

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Facebook is using AI to map population density around the world

Facebook has always been a company with global ambition, but few projects illustrate this better than its ongoing attempt to map the world’s population density using AI. The company first unveiled this work back in 2016 when it created maps for 22 nations.

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Facebook to use AI to stop telling users to say hi to dead friends

Facebook has promised to use artificial intelligence to stop suggesting users invite their dead friends to parties.

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Facebook is asking to be regulated but wants to choose how

Like climate change and the financial system, the answer to this question is both yes, and no.

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Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook may pay publishers to put their stuff in a dedicated news section

More than a year after announcing that Facebook would feature less news, Mark Zuckerberg says he has a new idea: He wants to create a new section of his social network that would be devoted to “high quality news”, and may pay publishers that share their stuff there.

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Why Am I Seeing This? We Have an Answer for You

News Feed is always personalized to you — and starting today you’ll have even more information and control over your experience.

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A Note From Mark Zuckerberg

Today Mark Zuckerberg shared the following post with employees. Hey everyone — I want to share some important updates as we organize our company to build out the privacy-focused social platform I discussed in my note last week.

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Inside Facebook’s ‘cult-like’ workplace, where dissent is discouraged and employees pretend to be happy all the time

At a company-wide town hall in early October, numerous Facebook employees got in line to speak about their experiences with sexual harassment.

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Facebook launches collaborative Stories for Groups and Events

Facebook is combining its Snapchat Stories clone with features Snapchat can’t match in a bid to boost usage. Starting today, users of Facebook Groups and Events will be able to contribute to a Facebook Story visible to the rest of the members and moderated by the admins.

Read more: https://tcrn.ch/2moBoW3

Update on Our Advertising Transparency and Authenticity Efforts

When it comes to advertising on Facebook, people should be able to tell who the advertiser is and see the ads they’re running, especially for political ads. That level of transparency is good for democracy and it’s good for the electoral process.

Read more: http://bit.ly/2xxRoGu

Facebook Figured Out My Family Secrets, And It Won’t Tell Me How

Rebecca Porter and I were strangers, as far as I knew. Facebook, however, thought we might be connected. Her name popped up this summer on my list of “People You May Know,” the social network’s roster of potential new online friends for me.

Read more: http://bit.ly/2KdjLkm

亞馬遜封王贏面高 落注PayPal待爆發

人性使然,看重虧損,於是1000億美元的震撼力,比一萬億美元反而更大。1000億美元是指Facebook上周公布業績後,創出歷史上一隻股票單日蒸發最高市值的紀錄。至於一萬億美元,則是指蘋果公司及亞馬遜兩隻股票正在進行中的

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Facebook launches ‘Memories,’ a new home for reminiscing

Facebook today is introducing a dedicated page called “Memories,” where you can reflect on the moments you’ve shared with family and friends over the years.

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Facebook wants more video creators to compete with YouTube, so it’s rolling out a subscription feature

Facebook wants to attract more video creators — the kind of creators you usually find on YouTube — so it’s launching a new subscription feature to help those creators make money from their Facebook followers.

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Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They Built

SAN FRANCISCO — A group of Silicon Valley technologists who were early employees at Facebook and Google, alarmed over the ill effects of social networks and smartphones, are banding together to challenge the companies they helped build.

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Status update: Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin marries Singapore-based Elaine Andriejanssen

SINGAPORE – Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin confirmed on Sunday that he married Ms Elaine Andriejanssen late last month. Ms Andriejanssen, an Indonesian Chinese in her early 30s based in Singapore, is said to work in the finance industry.

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Facebook launches collaborative Stories for Groups and Events

Facebook is combining its Snapchat Stories clone with features Snapchat can’t match in a bid to boost usage. Starting today, users of Facebook Groups and Events will be able to contribute to a Facebook Story visible to the rest of the members and moderated by the admins.

Read more: http://tcrn.ch/2moBoW3

Facebook三季度業績超預期 紮克伯格出言「不慎」引發股價震蕩

本周三Facebook公布財報顯示,今年第三季度營業收入、盈利和活躍用戶指標均超出市場預期。Facebook財報於周三美股盤後公布,盤後Facebook股價刷新歷史最高紀錄,一度逼近187美元,漲幅超過2%,但此後迅速回吐漲幅,一度跌破185

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Update on Our Advertising Transparency and Authenticity Efforts

When it comes to advertising on Facebook, people should be able to tell who the advertiser is and see the ads they’re running, especially for political ads. That level of transparency is good for democracy and it’s good for the electoral process.

Read more: http://bit.ly/2xxRoGu

Facebook quietly launches Mac and PC Workplace Chat apps with screen share

TechCrunch has discovered that Facebook has stealthily launched official desktop PC and Mac chat apps with screen sharing — two features users have been begging for.

Read more: http://tcrn.ch/2xplQ4M

Facebook Figured Out My Family Secrets, And It Won’t Tell Me How

Rebecca Porter and I were strangers, as far as I knew. Facebook, however, thought we might be connected. Her name popped up this summer on my list of “People You May Know,” the social network’s roster of potential new online friends for me.

Read more: http://bit.ly/2xmMUCX

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