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Ahmed the Clock Kid wants $15 million from city and school

Technically Incorrect: Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school and then became a hero at Google and Facebook, is now demanding compensation and an apology.

By November 23, 2015


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


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


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


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


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


Airbnb to employees: 'We failed you' with controversial ads

The home-sharing company apologizes to employees for a marketing campaign that angered San Franciscans, CNET has learned. "You were right to feel this way," CEO Brian Chesky tells disappointed staff.

By October 22, 2015


'Very distasteful': Not everyone supports #NoBraDay

Tuesday, in case you hadn't heard, is #NoBraDay, a call to ditch the bra to supposedly raise awareness of breast cancer. Instead, it's raising a lot of ire.

By October 13, 2015


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


#IStandWithAhmed: Support grows for teen arrested for clock that 'looked like bomb'

Technically Incorrect: Even President Obama tweets support for the young science enthusiast, inviting him to bring his clock to the White House.

By September 16, 2015