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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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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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Facebook Lite is a tiny Facebook app that uses less data

Designed for lower-end Android devices and developing smartphone markets, Lite is a small app for 2G networks.

By January 26, 2015

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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

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Rush Limbaugh: iPad great tool in fighting global warming 'hoax'

After a 13-year-old boy calls in to say he has found proof in his local library that man-made global warming is a hoax, the famed radio host sends him an iPad, as its portability will prove useful in the boy's crusade.

By April 5, 2013

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DIY McFly: Make a working hoverboard from common yard gear

A working hoverboard inspired by "Back to the Future: Part II" uses leaf blowers to glide over the ground. And you can build your own.

By December 11, 2014

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Junko Junsui and Alfa-Arkiv: Behind the curtain of the insidious ARG

The ringleaders behind the ARG that started nearly 10 years ago with Junko Junsui step out from behind the curtain to tell CNET their story.

By December 11, 2014