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Senate blasts mobile carriers for profiting from phony fees

AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile all allegedly "crammed" customers with third-party charges that cost hundreds of millions of dollars, Senate report says.

By July 30, 2014


Third-party Instagram app pulled after stealing passwords

The app, called InstaAlert, was snagging usernames and passwords and sending them to a remote server, according to the developer who spotted it.

By November 11, 2015


Amazon looks to improve customer-reviews system with machine learning

The e-commerce giant creates a new in-house tool designed to make its customer-reviews setup more up-to-date and helpful.

By June 19, 2015


Amazon sues alleged reviews-for-pay sites

The company has sued four separate sites this week, but only named one person so far linked to any of these sites.

By April 9, 2015


Imbibe booze through the skull of a fake chest-worn baby

One of the weirdest Kickstarters in recent memory consists of a fake newborn with a beverage insulator inside designed to carry your drinks.

By February 19, 2015


Microsoft combats tech support scammers with lawsuit

The software giant is trying to crack down on scammers that allegedly took advantage of consumers by claiming their PCs were infected with malware.

By December 19, 2014


​Locals upset at Google's Waze for sending traffic to their streets

LA residents complains that Waze creates congestion on roads once only known to those who live there.

By December 14, 2014


Home Depot says 53 million emails stolen

An investigation of what may be the world's largest credit card breach reveals hackers didn't just grab 56 million credit card numbers -- they stole tens of millions of email addresses, too.

By November 6, 2014


With Intel's MICA, jewelry has a phone number

The Fashion Week runway will feature a luxury smart bracelet, Dyson demos its first robot vacuum, and mystery bogus cell towers could be spying on your calls.

By September 4, 2014


IRS calling? Nope. It's a scam

CNET's Charlie Cooper got a call one day from the IRS -- or so the caller claimed. But it was an all too common social-engineering scam. And you could be next.

By August 31, 2014