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The 404 Show 1632: Nexus phones, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, Facebook hoaxes (podcast)

Russ and Jeff are back together to talk about Google's new Nexus phones, the broken mess that is Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, how not to get phished online, lame Facebook hoaxes, how Spotify secretly judges you and more!

By October 2, 2015

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Facebook privacy hoaxes prey on your fears -- again

The social network's users are being inundated with messages that their Facebook privacy concerns can be assuaged by reposting a legal-sounding statement or signing up for a paid monthly subscription.

By September 28, 2015

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Celebrate Photoshop's 25th with some of its silliest hoaxes (pictures)

For a two and a half decades, Photoshop has allowed us to see the world the way we think it should be -- funnier, scarier and with a lot more sharks prowling our neighborhoods.

10 Images By February 19, 2015

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Facebook promises fewer hoax stories in your News Feed

A new feature will allow Facebook users to report hoax stories appearing in their News Feed. But Facebook is stopping short of removing content, instead offering a warning for readers.

By January 20, 2015

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'Prehistoric meat' from 1951 dinner turns out to be a mammoth ruse

When you explore the far reaches of the globe, no ordinary dinner will do. But woolly mammoth and giant ground sloth? More hoax than haute cuisine, new research says.

By February 4, 2016

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Nvidia sinks moon landing hoax using virtual light

Using its new top-shelf graphics processing unit, Nvidia tackles one of the most persistent conspiracy theories in American history: the veracity of the 1969 to 1972 Apollo moon landings.

By September 19, 2014

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Intel snared in $6B Israel divestiture hoax

A fake press release says the chipmaker is pulling out of its $6 billion investment because of the "destruction and loss of life resulting from Israel's recent assault on Gaza."

By August 7, 2014

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'Talking Angela' programmer talks hoaxes, AI mastery (Q&A)

Bruce Wilcox is a top chatbot programmer, and his Talking Angela app has been downloaded 57 million times, yet he's had to fight rumors that it's a front for pedophiles. He talked to CNET about fooling humans with AI.

By March 1, 2014

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Rumors that gravity will fail soon are greatly exaggerated

Rumors have been flying on social media that a blip in gravity will render us all weightless. Don't get floated, er, carried away by this hoax though.

By January 3, 2015

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That privacy notice you're posting to Facebook? It won't work

Users of the world's largest social network are once again falling for a hoax "notice" to copyright their content.

By December 2, 2014