MasterCard Using Selfies to Verify Online Purchases

Mastercard announced that MasterCard Identity Check, known colloquially as “selfie pay,” will be launched with help from large banks in the US, UK, Canada, and other European countries over the coming months.


Macaca Monkey Loses Selfie Suit

On Wednesday, a federal judge in San Francisco ruled that a monkey who took selfies cannot be the copyright owner of the photos.

Macca monkey selfie (Wikipedia / Public domain)

Selfie Sticks Banned from Emmy Awards

Selfie sticks have been banned from all of the main events at this year’s Emmy Awards — from the pre-show red carpet to the actual ceremony to the after-party Ball.


Report: Woman Who Took Selfie at Explosion Site Is DNC Spokeswoman

Christina Freundlich, a Democratic operative who took an Instagram selfie of herself grinning near the East Village gas leak explosion on March 26 that killed two people, has reportedly been named a spokesperson for the Democratic National Committee.


Snap Education 101: California Universities Offer #Selfie Class

Social media’s undeniable influence on society and culture has snapped its way into the educational system. Schools like the University of Southern California are reportedly offering a “#SelfieClass” to show the ways in which society views gender, race, class and sexuality


Miss Lebanon Angers Fans with Selfie Next to Miss Israel

Saly Greige, participating in the Miss Universe competition as Miss Lebanon, apparently angered some of her fans after a “selfie” photo, showing her alongside Miss Israel, made the rounds on social media over the weekend.