Tag Archive: FAKE

T-Mobile fined $40 million because it played fake ringtones and lies to rural users about call quality

Unlike the Uncarrier.

The FCC has fined T-Mobile $ 40 million for faking connections to rural customers in Wisconsin, according to a release. It also inserted fake ring tones into those calls to make it seem like they were connecting and failing, even though no one was on the other end of the call to pick up.

The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau opened an investigation following rural carrier and consumer complaints that T-Mobile callers were unable to reach  [Read More…]

Huawei gets caught soliciting fake reviews for the Mate 10 Pro on Best Buy

Huawei got over 100 people to contribute positive reviews for its unreleased Mate 10 Pro on Best Buy.

Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro is slated to make its debut in the U.S. sometime later this month, with the phone currently up for pre-order at Best Buy for $ 799 (with all purchases coming with a $ 150 Best Buy gift card).

That’s a decent price for what is a great phone in its own right, but Huawei isn’t  [Read More…]

How to easily fake your location, without rooting your Android

Your Android device tracks your location to help you with things like navigation, but there are times when users might want to fake their GPS location. Maybe you want to access an app or a service which is not currently available in your area/country. Well you can do that by tricking your Android into thinking […]

Google’s next step against fake news is rolling out to Search

Can we make this a part of Facebook and Twitter next?

Google can’t stop fake news, but it will now do a better job labeling it as such when you see it. Searching for topics flooded by fake news will now have a new tag in the top results card with fact checking done by third parties. This same tag will be applied in Google News for situations where those articles have become top posts in the news cycle.  [Read More…]

Google rolls out “Fact Check” tag in a bid to combat fake news

Fake news is an annoying byproduct of our increasingly digitized society. Living in the connected era, one will frequently stumble upon an odd paradox – with so many information sources out there, how do we know which one we can trust? Good question, Google says – let’s see what we can do about that. Acknowledging […]

Google Home has a fake news problem

Google Home isn’t always the most reliable source of information, and as more people turn to voice assistants for news, that’s a big problem.

Over the past few months, various examples of Google Home responding to inquiries with answers of questionable veracity have popped up over the internet. Here’s one such example.

And here’s what happens if you ask Google Home “is Obama planning a coup?” pic.twitter.com/MzmZqGOOal

— Rory Cellan-Jones (@ruskin147) March 5, 2017

The  [Read More…]

From The Editor’s Desk: Fake news

All the news that’s fit to fake.

You’d have to insert your head fairly deep in the sand these days to avoid the term “fake news.” It’s seemingly everywhere, the notion that some media outlets either distort or invent the truth for their own gain. Recently, this has pertained mainly to politics, but the notion of artifice in our daily news consumption is not a new one — especially if you’re a regular visitor to tech blogs.  [Read More…]

Reports of T-Mobile rolling out RCS support in Google Messenger turn out to be fake

Yesterday, a few reports announcing that some select T-Mobile customers have stared seeing RCS support in Google Messenger app – made headlines across the web. If you’re not familiar with RCS (or Rich Communication Services) let us tell you the term refers to the next-gen text-messaging standard, where users are allowed to send messages larger

Don’t fall for fake versions of Super Mario Run on Android

Before you go downloading a bunch of sketchy files, take a minute and think.

Super Mario Run is now available for iOS which has many iPhone users jumping for joy, but its absence on Android is leaving a lot of users out in the cold. With no official word on when Mario will be making his way to the Play Store, I know some of you are already looking for ways to obtain the game from  [Read More…]

BLUBOO Dual helps you tell real dual camera phones from fake ones

As you’ve likely picked up over the year, an increasing number of dual camera phones are entering in the market. Some makers and sellers, though, trick customers with fake approach to dual cameras, often known as software-level dual camera effect. How do you find out if you have a real dual camera (hardware) smartphone or