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As April Fools' arrives, Google flips out and T-Mobile goes to the dogs

The search giant pulls an about-face and the wireless carrier puts on a dog-and-pony show for April Fools' Day. Also: Microsoft's MS-DOS Mobile, Motorola's premium selfie stick and Samsung's smart knife.

By March 31, 2015

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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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Use reverse image search to avoid Craigslist scams

Does that apartment or vacation rental seem too good to be true? Do some snooping with Google’s reverse image search tool to find out.

By May 15, 2014

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Top-five paid app on Google Play was an antivirus scam

Before it was flagged and removed, one of the most successful apps on Google Play for over a week was an "antivirus" app that did nothing other than change an image.

By April 8, 2014

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'Invisible hearing aid' runs into controversy over its claims

Technically Incorrect: Nanoplug took to Indiegogo to plug its tech for a tiny hearing aid, but now it's touting a device that appears identical to a product already on the market. Contributors are furious.

By March 6, 2015

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Spot and avoid the latest online scams

Among the recent targets of Web criminals are students, renters, and romance-seekers; everyone is at risk though, so keep your defenses up, up, up.

By March 6, 2014

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Your computer and smartphone, held hostage

Cybercriminals are making their attacks personal, remotely locking your computers and smartphones until you pay a hefty ransom.

By January 19, 2015

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Anatomy of an eBay scam

Despite the feedback system and safety net of PayPal, scams can still go down on eBay. Craig Simms dodges the bullet and so can you.

By January 22, 2014

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Fake groom caught after using iPhone translation app to talk to bride

A man has been jailed for his part in a fake marriage scheme involving women from Eastern Europe. His iPhone use was a giveaway.

By January 12, 2015

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Woman scammed out of $500K on Christian dating site

A 66-year-old Californian meets a man claiming to be Irish. Before she knows it, she is embroiled in a Nigerian scam.

By January 16, 2014