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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

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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

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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

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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

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​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

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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

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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

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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

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FCC chairman rejects Verizon's throttling defense

The wireless carrier's argument that "all the kids do it" isn't good enough, the official says in a press conference.

By August 8, 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