向來大型企業都有各自的手法去避免繳付大額稅款，其中一個常見的方式，就是在愛爾蘭設立控股公司，轉移利潤從而節省稅務開支。最近 Facebook 就準備停止這個避稅方式，以配合日趨嚴格的稅務要求。
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// 1950年曾有個著名案件，一位開乾洗店的威爾科克斯先生（Clarence Wilcox）駕車被警察攔住，要求看他的身份證。他不肯拿出來，官司最後一直打到高級法庭。
Back in June, David Marcus, head of the Facebook Libra project, had announced that Libra will be tied to a basket of low-risk securities and traditional, government-issued currencies such as the dollar, the euro, the pound, and the yen.
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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 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’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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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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Ms. Swisher covers technology and is a contributing opinion writer.
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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 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 has promised to use artificial intelligence to stop suggesting users invite their dead friends to parties.
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Like climate change and the financial system, the answer to this question is both yes, and no.
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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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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 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.
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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.
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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.
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