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Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Hacking Team's evil Android app had code to bypass Google Play screening   —  Full backdoor code wasn't installed until after user activated app.  —  Security researchers at Trend Micro's Trend Labs have uncovered a trick in a sample of a fake news application for Android created …
Jul 18, 2015, 1:00 AMIn context
Lauren Johnson / Adweek:
Promo for Zedd's new album on Tinder lets you swipe right on a fake profile for the artist to get a discounted download price of $3.99   —  Tinder Gets Into Music by Offering Zedd's New Album for $3.99  —  As Tinder continues to ramp up its marketing appeal for brands …
May 24, 2015, 8:30 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Google's new Password Alert Chrome extension combats phishing and risk from password reuse by warning users who enter their Google password at a non-Google site   —  Chrome Can Now Warn Users Who Type Gmail Passwords in Dumb Places  —  No matter how much Google does to harden its servers …
Apr 29, 2015, 11:20 AMIn context
Jim Edwards / Business Insider:
Google swiftly denied alleged leak that claimed AdSense was stealing money from publishers   —  Google Is Enraged By A Fake Conspiracy Theory That It Is Stealing Money From Publishers  —  See Also  —  Perhaps the most startling “news” to have emerged about Google this week was a deliciously detailed …
May 3, 2014, 6:10 PMIn context
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Grams, a Tor-accessible search engine for contraband, aims to be the Google of Dark Web   —  New ‘Google’ for the Dark Web Makes Buying Dope and Guns Easy  —  The dark web just got a little less dark with the launch of a new search engine that lets you easily find illicit drugs and other contraband online.
Apr 17, 2014, 3:30 PMIn context
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Virus targets the social network in new fraud twist   —  (Reuters) - In the world of cyber fraud, a fake fan on Instagram can be worth five times more than a stolen credit card number.  —  As social media has become increasingly influential in shaping reputations, hackers have used …
Aug 16, 2013, 6:45 PMIn context
Jack Shafer / Reuters:
Fake press releases are a public service   —  Yesterday, an enterprising clown used PRWeb to publish a fake press release about the purported purchasing of WiFi provider ICOA by Google for $400 million.  The Associated Press, Business Insider, Forbes, Techcrunch and other websites ran stories …
Nov 28, 2012, 1:55 AMIn context
Ben Popper / The Verge:
The Google-ICOA scandal: with millions at stake, making fake news is easier than you think   —  How — and why — did someone briefly convince the world that Google had bought a Wi-Fi company?  —  The tech world went into a tizzy yesterday morning after a release surfaced …
Nov 27, 2012, 9:55 AMIn context
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
How PRWeb Helps Distribute Crap Into Google & News Sites   —  “What's the use of PRWeb?,” tweeted Megan McCarthy of Reuters, trying to digest how that service ended up circulating a fake Google acquisition story.  Come along, Megan and others, and I'll explain one of the sorriest uses …
Nov 26, 2012, 9:55 PMIn context
John Koetsier / VentureBeat:
Sorry, Apple fans: the Google/Motorola fake address “scandal” is no scandal at all   —  The interwebs are in an uproar about evil Google subsidiary Motorola's map comparison between Google and Apple.  I'm sorry, but there's no scandal to be found here.  —  The commentary includes phrases like …
Sep 28, 2012, 1:00 AMIn context

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