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Pinterest throws subtle shade at Facebook in IPO filing

Those creeps out here making it hard for everyone else.Image: Kim Kulish / gettyBy Jack Morse2019-03-22 21:50:54 UTC Pinterest is not happy with Facebook.  The forgotten middle child of the social media family filed for an IPO on March 22, and in doing so the San Francisco-based company made a very public argument that its…

New Zealand PM to discuss attack’s live-streaming with Facebook

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said she wants to discuss the live-streaming facility available on Facebook after the attacker broadcast the Christchurch massacre live on the platform. Ardern on Sunday said she would be looking for answers from social media firms about how the mosque attack, that killed 50 people on Friday, was livestreamed…

Christchurch gunman appeared to live-stream his attack in 17-minute Facebook video

CLOSE Police in New Zealand say multiple people have been killed in shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. USA TODAYA gunman who opened fire inside a New Zealand mosque on Friday appeared to live-stream his attack in a 17-minute video that looked to be recorded on a helmet camera.The Facebook video began with…

Elizabeth Warren isn’t pulling punches with Facebook, after ads taken down

Elizabeth Warren's ads promoting a break up of Facebook were briefly taken down by the social media giant.Image: Jim Bennett/WireImageBy Johnny Lieu2019-03-12 01:50:30 UTC Elizabeth Warren's pledge to break up big tech companies has understandably ruffled some feathers. But her point was somewhat proven on Monday, as per a Politico report, when Facebook briefly took…

Cryptography expert mocks idea of ‘Facebook Coin’

Facebook's rumored cryptocurrency project hasn't even launched, and yet it's already a punchline for the tens of thousands of security professionals, cryptographers, and researchers gathered at the annual RSA conference.  On March 5, in the San Francisco Moscone Center, the hotly anticipated Cryptographers’ Panel met to discuss the future of cryptography, the internet, and e-commerce.…

Period tracking app says it will stop sharing health data with...

One of the most popular period tracking apps has been sharing sensitive information with Facebook.Image: vicky leta / mashableBy Karissa Bell2019-02-22 22:12:16 UTC After The Wall Street Journal reported that popular period-tracking app Flo had been secretly sharing some of its users' most personal health data with Facebook, Flo is promising to make some changes.…

7 takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard discussion about Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg has a lot on his mind, and he's ready to go off-script... sort of. The Facebook CEO returned to his alma mater Wednesday to discuss Facebook and the numerous issues facing the platform. Zuckerberg joined the head of Harvard Law's Berkman Klein Center for internet and society, Jonathan Zittrain, for the chat.  The…

The UK Parliament has released a damning report on Facebook

Mashable Video 15 minutes ago After an an 18-month investigation, the UK Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMS) published a lengthy report that goes for Facebook's neck. These are the biggest burns the UK Parliament dropped on Mark Zuckerberg's empire. Next Up Lady Gaga's new tattoo is inspired by 'A Star Is Born'…

5 most savage quotes from damning report on the ‘digital gangsters’...

The results of an 18-month investigation into Facebook are out and they're not pretty.  The UK Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMS) published a lengthy report filled with harsh words for the social media giant, which is accused of intentionally violating privacy laws. In a statement, Facebook's UK public policy manager, Karim Palant,…

Instagram’s botched experiment is a reminder that the future of Facebook...

Stories are the future of Instagram.Image: lili sams / mashableBy Karissa Bell2018-12-28 00:09:00 UTC You'd think Instagram would know by now that even the smallest changes can send users into a paranoid frenzy. That still didn't stop the company from unintentionally pushing out a major update that screwed up users' feeds this morning.  Annoying and…
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