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Ashley Madison data dumped and Apple picks its headliners in CNET UK Podcast 446

Hackers have leaked customer information purloined from Ashley Madison, the dating site for married folks, but can it be trusted? Plus loads more from the UK's best tech podcast.

By August 21, 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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Doh! Teens sold iPhones that were Play-Doh bricks, police say

Technically Incorrect: In the latest attempt at fooling the unsuspecting and gullible, three Detroit area teens allegedly talk a MetroPCS store into buying fake iPhones.

By July 28, 2015

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Facebook, Kaspersky tag team in social network malware crackdown

The companies are working together to keep users safe from phishing campaigns, data theft and malware infection.

By June 26, 2015

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Doctors could grow tiny versions of human brains

Scientists from Stanford University figure out a way to make "human cortical spheroids," little balls of brain cells that could offer insights into the complexities of our actual gray matter.

By June 2, 2015

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Microsoft's Windows app stores still 'cesspool' of copyright infringement

The software maker is struggling to make sure its online stores are clean, well-lighted places for apps, even as it readies the update to its Windows operating system.

By May 22, 2015

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Seeking a refund on unwanted text message fees? You may be out of luck

AT&T is one of the four major wireless carriers to agree to pay back customers for fraudulent text message charges, but its settlement may not be sufficient to guarantee a full reimbursement.

By May 19, 2015

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Want a refund for AT&T's sneaky charges? The deadline is Friday

Mobile subscribers face a May 1 deadline to get reimbursed for "cramming" -- added charges for third-party services without consent of a subscriber -- on AT&T phone bills.

By April 30, 2015

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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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Google Apps bug exposes some users' personal info

A defect in Google's business software exposed e-mail addresses, mailing addresses and phone numbers of some users, making them potentially vulnerable to phishing schemes.

By March 13, 2015