Police in Bac Ninh Province have arrested and launched legal proceedings against seven people for illegally appropriating property on social media. Evidence including papers, mobile phones and other electronic devices were seized. — Photo baobacgiang.com.vn The accused are Pham Xuan Thai, 18, Le Viet Quy, 26, Cao Dang Nhu, 25, from central Quang Trị Province; Trinh Minh Vuong, 30, Nguyen Van Dien, 23, Le Huu Quy, 27 and Trinh Ha Son Binh, 34, from Thua Thien-Hue Province. The ring was headed by Thai, a high school student, who was in charge of setting up fake websites and then sending links to the Facebook accounts of Vietnamese people living abroad. When the account owners logged into the websites, their passwords would be stolen, and their Facebook accounts taken control of by the hackers. Since earlier this year, 14 of such fake websites were created, and the gang successfully defrauded more than VND10 billion (US$429,000) from victims by hacking 100 Facebook … [Read more...] about Facebook account hackers, led by 18-year-old high schooler, arrested
The General Department of Taxation directly administers taxes on overseas suppliers and is responsible for granting tax identification numbers to overseas suppliers in accordance with Vietnamese regulations. The Vietnamese Minister of Finance has issued Circular 80/2021/TT-BTC guiding the Law on Tax Administration and Decree 126/2020/ND-CP. According to Circular 80, platforms such as Facebook, Google and YouTube, although not having a fixed business establishment in Vietnam, operating via e-commerce methods in Vietnam will have to register for tax declaration at tax administration agencies of Vietnam. This circular also clearly stipulates the responsibilities of tax authorities in tax administration for e-commerce business, business on digital platforms and other services performed by overseas suppliers in Vietnam. Accordingly, the General Department of Taxation directly administers taxes on overseas suppliers and is responsible for granting tax identification … [Read more...] about How will Facebook, Google and YouTube be taxed in Vietnam?
Bui Phu Chau I lead two different lives. There's the boring old me, and there's my lively self on Facebook. When I saw Mark Zuckerberg's face on the Time Magazine with an option to delete Facebook plastered on his mouth, I thought of "The Matrix" and its red and blue pills. In a world where machines reign supreme over humanity, where people are made to live fictional lives inside their heads, one is given a choice. The blue pill means an idyllic and happy life inside a simulation, and the red means accepting reality as it is and rising up to fight. In the 1999 film, Neo chose red. In a way, Facebook is another Matrix. The food on a dish might not taste as well as the satisfaction brought by the likes and shares on its photo. A trip is remembered not by its moments, but the congratulatory messages from one's friends' list. So I ask myself: Am I willing to trade my real life for a virtual one? Last year, a docudrama called "The Social Dilemma" came out, which depicted how … [Read more...] about To be or not be – on Facebook? That’s the question
Social media giant Facebook Inc is planning to rebrand itself with a new name next week, the Verge reported on Tuesday, citing a source with direct knowledge of the matter. Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg plans to talk about the name change at the company's annual Connect conference on Oct. 28, but it could be unveiled sooner, the Verge reported. In response, Facebook said it does not comment on "rumor or speculation." The news comes at a time when the company is facing increasing U.S. government scrutiny over its business practices. Lawmakers from both parties have excoriated the company, illustrating the rising anger in Congress with Facebook. The rebranding would position Facebook's social media app as one of many products under a parent company, which will also oversee groups like Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus and more, the Verge report added. It's not uncommon in the Silicon Valley for companies to change their names as they bid to expand their … [Read more...] about Facebook plans to change its name, says The Verge
Five start-ups have been identified for their impressive initiatives and inspirational st ories about starting a business on Instagram at the closing ceremony of Instagram Academy. After more than a month of implementation, Instagram Academy, the first online training programme jointly organised by Facebook and the Viet Nam Internet Association (VIA), has officially closed. The programme aims to support the economy and digital creativity in the context of COVID-19 as well as promoting the recovery and development of the young start-up community as well as the economy as a whole in the long term. Five excellent businesses were selected in the final competition to receive advice from leading start-up experts in Viet Nam, and at the same time, they were given the opportunity to promote their businesses and experience for business digitisation with the start-up community through a special live stream. During more than a month of implementation, the students of Instagram Academy … [Read more...] about Five best businesses honoured at Instagram Academy
Check out the news you should not miss today: Society — AmCham Vietnam’s members have donated over VND5.2 billion (US$228,661) worth of critically needed medical equipment to six COVID-19 treatment hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City, the U.S. Consulate General said on its verified Facebook page on Wednesday. — Authorities in Dong Nai Province are taking care of 12 dogs after the pet owners were hospitalized for COVID-19 treatment early this month. — Hanoi has further relaxed its coronavirus social distancing restrictions since 6:00 am on Thursday, with accommodation and dine-in services allowed to reopen at half of their normal capacity. — The People Committee of the southern province of Dong Nai on Wednesday decided to quarantine direct contacts of COVID-19 patients at home for 14 days. — Da Nang had seen no local transmission of COVID-19 for 13 consecutive days as of Wednesday while 95 percent of residents aged above 18 had been vaccinated with at least one vaccine dose. … [Read more...] about Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — October 14