Simon Wetherell

Facebook announces major update to controversial ‘real name’ policy

Facebook’s controversial policy requiring users to use their real names just got an update The policy itself isn’t changing, according to a statement from Facebook on Tuesday, but the social network will now allow users to explain a special circumstance when verifying their name. That will flag the profile for Facebook’s review teams so they […]

Mashable snaps away at MasterCard's Masters of Code hackathon

A snap stays up on Snapchat for 24 hours and so did the hackers at the MasterCard Masters of Code™ hackathon grand finale in San Francisco. Mashable was invited to the event, which was a year in the making. MasterCard hosted hackathons throughout 12 regions to find the world’s best developers and each winner of those regions earned a spot in […]

10 images that break the rules of photography

We asked our talented community to forget all known guidelines in traditional photography and let artistic instinct guide their work Ditching the rule of thirds, shooting directly into the light, tilting horizon lines, flipping photos upside down — these are some of the styles we saw in your #MashPics_MoreCreativity submissions The theme is in line […]

U.S. could start checking social media when vetting visas

U.S. officials could soon start checking social media posts while processing visa applications, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security later confirmed that it is specifically reviewing policies on when authorities at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services can look at social media posts as part of the vetting process for […]