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Lenovo's Superfish security snafu blows up in its face

The preloaded Superfish adware does more than hijack website ads in a browser. It also exposes Lenovo owners to a simple but dangerous hack that could spell disaster.

By February 20, 2015


Airbnb to employees: 'We failed you' with controversial ads

The home-sharing company apologizes to employees for a marketing campaign that angered San Franciscans, CNET has learned. "You were right to feel this way," CEO Brian Chesky tells disappointed staff.

By October 22, 2015


Donald Trump blames intern for retweet insulting Iowa voters

Technically Incorrect: The Republican candidate's Twitter account retweets something that suggests Iowa corn affects the brain because there's too much of Monsanto's genetic engineering in it.

By October 22, 2015


Google pays $1.4 million fine over Italian Street View snafu

The complaint? Google's Street View cars were not recognizable enough to give people the chance to avoid being photographed, says Reuters.

By April 4, 2014


LG promises firmware update will fix smart TV privacy snafu

LG has said the information collected by its smart TVs was "not personal but viewing information", with a firmware update to come.

By November 21, 2013


Facebook, Instagram and Tinder outage was a Facebook mistake, not a hack

The social network admits the hour-long problem was caused by its own engineers.

By January 27, 2015


Microsoft HoloLens: An experience you never knew you wanted (hands-on)

HoloLens delivers a robust and surreal augmented reality that will leave even a VR skeptic slack-jawed.

By January 21, 2015


iPhone 6 bites into Android's share of smartphone sales

Google's mobile OS still leads in worldwide smartphone sales, but Apple saw its share rise in virtually all countries surveyed by research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

By January 7, 2015


Amazon's difficult week delivering the goods

First the company sends $5,000 worth of returns to an unsuspecting customer. Then it sends another customer a conveyor-belt roller as a gift.

By December 6, 2014


Halo: The Master Chief Collection runs into matchmaking glitch

The suite of past Halo games for the Xbox One is now available through Microsoft and other retailers for $60. However, a problem with matchmaking has put a damper on its first day.

By November 11, 2014