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WhatsApp Messaging Encryption Reportedly Sabotaged By John MacAfee, A Hoax

By Jenn Loro - May 18, 2016 10:23 AM EDT

Cybersecurity and anti-virus pioneer John McAfee has reportedly tried to mislead reporters into believing that he had sabotaged Facebook-owned WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption. Apparently, this isn’t the first time that the self-styled libertarian gained media attention for such outlandish claims like when he told the FBI that he’ll help them hack into the San Bernardino attacker’s iPhone.

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Nope! No Planetary Alignment Will Make The Moon Go Green For 90 Minutes On April 20, 2016

By R. Siva Kumar - Apr 09, 2016 10:21 AM EDT

The green moon will be more of a social media hoax than a celestial phenomenon, claim critics.

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Kalamazoo Shooter’s $10 million Lawsuit Against Uber A Hoax, Police Says

By Jenn Loro - Mar 19, 2016 11:10 AM EDT

Kalamazoo police officials dismissed the alleged $10 million lawsuit filed shooting suspect John Dalton against Uber as plain hoax. Dalton, on his part, denied ever doing it and handwriting on the filed complaint apparently did not match his.

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Emma Watson Credits Nude Photo Hoax for Her Diligence in Women's Rights Advocacy

By Maria Slither - Mar 09, 2015 10:10 AM EDT

Emma Watson says that the threats exposing nude photos of her made her angry and determined to continue upholding feminism.

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Willie Nelson Dead? Viral Hoax Fools Internet

By Dustin M Braden - Feb 23, 2015 06:13 PM EST

A hoax that went viral on the internet has left fans of one country musician wondering exactly how all the madness began.

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Not All Trending News Online Is True, Study Says

By Maria Slither - Feb 14, 2015 02:53 PM EST

A research on journalism led by Craig Silverman talks about the drive among websites to add 'questionable' news. This drive is said to be motivated by the desire to garner page views and traffic to the site rather ran presenting accurate and well-researched news.

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Debby Ryan Death Hoax: #RIPdebby Spreads throughout Twitter

By Cheri Cheng - Jan 29, 2015 10:50 AM EST

Actress Debby Ryan was the subject of a Twitter death hoax this week.

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Airplanes Invented By Ancient Indians 7,000 Years Ago, Science Conference

By Peter R - Jan 07, 2015 01:51 PM EST

Controversial claims made at the Indian Science Congress about ancient Sanskrit texts documenting the invention of airplanes 7,000 years ago has drawn intense criticism.

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Did You Get Fooled by This Facebook Hoax?

By R. Siva Kumar - Jan 06, 2015 04:56 PM EST

A false message is doing the rounds in Facebook, says Snopes.com, the rumor bashing website.

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