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Why The Anonymous 'Threat' To Campbell Newman Isn't Really A Threat At All

It’s being reported today that Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has been personally threatened by the hacktivist collective known as Anonymous. Don’t believe the hype.


2Day FM Targeted By Anonymous After Royal Hoax Prank

Sydney radio station 2DayFM and its parent company Southern Cross Austereo are in damage control this morning after a prank phone call to a London hospital went wrong over the weekend. The company and its advertisers are now being targeted by hacktivist collective Anonymous, who have accused the station of murder.


No, Woolworths And Coles Aren't Offering Free Gift Cards On Facebook

We all know that I hate Facebook. It’s annoying, in your face and now it’s falling victim to the same types of bullshit phishing scams that MySpace was plagued with towards the end. It’s time to straighten this one out once and for all: no matter what you share, say or post: Coles is not giving out free gift cards on Facebook.


Relax, Your Private Facebook Messages Have Not Been Made Public

You might have read somewhere today that Facebook made your pre-2009 private messages public on your own Timeline today. And on your friends’ Timelines! This would be a huge scandal, except it’s not true at all.


Bruce Willis Not Suing Apple After All

Yesterday we brought you the news that action star Bruce Willis would sue Apple for the right to bequeath his music collection to his three daughters once he shuffled off this mortal coil. That left us scratching our heads a bit, and only now did the final piece fall into place: it was all fake.


No, Samsung Did Not Pay The Apple Patent Penalty In 5c Coins

There seems to be a misunderstanding here, everyone. There’s a story going round that Samsung paid the $US1.05 billion penalty set by a US court for copying Apple gear by carting 30 truckloads of five-cent coins to 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino today. Let’s stop talking about this right now. Set course for using our common sense, warp factor 11…engage!.


Charlie Sheen Is Not Dead

Uh oh! There’s a lot of talk on Twitter and Facebook about that strange Charlie Sheen fellow dying. Could it be true? Or is this yet another hoax designed to spread malware?


Criminal Charges Looming For Balloon Boy Mastermind Richard Heene

Karma’s a bunch of hooey, but in cases like this I can understand its appeal: Richard Heene, the arrogant, self-centered con artist behind the “Balloon Boy” hoax, is about to be charged with a crime.


The Hotelicopter Outed as a Fake

Admittedly, the renders of the Hotelicopter all pointed to a hoax, but the truth is that we all got swept up in a viral campaign for Yotel airport hotels. [Yotel and Boing Boing Gadgets]


The Government is NOT Spying on You Through Your DTV Converter Box

Last week, Spokane-based engineer Adam Chronister posted a Youtube video, where he cracked open a government-subsidised DTV converter box, only to find a hidden camera. Turns out, the whole thing was a hoax.


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