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Google's 9/11 doodle and other Onion fakes dupe Facebook users

Obama's hidden son, Neil Armstrong's space sherpa, and an iPhone adorned with the N-word are just a few of the Onion stories that Facebook users have bought hook, line, and sinker.

By October 3, 2012


Digital image can dupe Android face-based lock

Google says the "Face Unlock" feature in Ice Cream Sandwich can't be fooled by images. A viral video begs to differ.

By November 11, 2011


Professors: TSA scanners simple to dupe

Two professors at the University of California, San Francisco say the TSA's body scanners do not detect large, irregularly shaped objects because they could be confused with normal anatomy.

By December 14, 2010


Netflix: We didn't pay actors to dupe anyone

Actors give excited interviews to reporters at debut of Netflix service in Canada, but company says that's not what it wanted.

By September 22, 2010


Online game shoppers duped into selling souls

British retailer GameStation claims it now owns 7,500 souls after inserting a clause into its sales contracts with online shoppers.

By April 16, 2010


Gmail's contact manager now de-dupes en masse

E-mail service gets new option for de-duplicating contacts in bulk, a tool that makes it easier to consolidate an address book from your phone or another e-mail account.

By December 15, 2009


Virtual goods: Duping the masses?

When is ad not an ad? When it's an offer for something other than what you think you are signing up for.

By November 1, 2009


Digg tweaks search, dupe detection

Social site now better at collecting Diggs under canonical URLs, and tracking them too.

By June 30, 2009


Moonlight and the dupe quiz? Microsoft or Novell?

Is Novell using Microsoft, or is Microsoft using Novell? Come on. Are you serious? Is there any doubt?

By September 6, 2007


IRS bureaucrats duped into exposing passwords

A new report says 60 percent of employees contacted by government investigators posing as help-desk employees agree to change their log-ins. Fortunately, it was just a test...this time.

By August 3, 2007