TechCrunch: Zuckerberg rejects facetime call for answers from five parliaments

Facebook has declined once again to send its CEO to the UK parliament — this time turning down an invitation to face questions from a grand committee comprised of representatives from five international parliaments. MPs from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Ireland and…

TechCrunch: Metacert’ Cryptonite can catch phishing links in your email

Metacert, founded by Paul Walsh, originally began as a way to watch chat rooms for fake Ethereum scams. Walsh, who was an early experimenter in cryptocurrencies, grew frustrated when he saw hackers dumping fake links into chat rooms, resulting in…

TechCrunch: YouTube VR finally lands on the Oculus Go

Today, Google’s YouTube VR app arrives on the $199 Oculus Go, bringing the largest library of VR content on the web to Facebook’s entry-level VR device. YouTube brings plenty of content in conventional and more immersive video types. It’s undoubtedly…

Mashable: I never want the hot dog sandwich debate to end

Is a hot dog a sandwich?Image: DAVID PAUL MORRIS/GETTY IMAGES By Chloe Bryan2018-11-06 19:00:00 UTC This is An Ode to…, a weekly column where we share the stuff we’re really into in hopes that you’ll be really into it, too.…

Mashable: Facebook admits it didn't do enough to prevent 'offline violence' in Myanmar

Facebook has been used by bad actors to spread misinformation and hate in Myanmar.Image: SAI AUNG MAIN/AFP/Getty Images By Johnny Lieu2018-11-06 01:59:51 UTC A night before the U.S. midterm elections, Facebook has dropped an independent report into the platform’s effect in…