Category Archives: fraud

Bicycles: Not So Holy

Under the Wheels: Cyclists are certain they occupy the moral high ground. But few are aware that workers in Cambodia are exploited to produce their bicycles. We met with them. “I’ve been working at the factory for five years, but … Continue reading

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Graftazon

Her Amazon Purchases Are Real. The Reviews Are Fake. Third-party sellers know what it takes to make it on Amazon: Get good reviews and a high search ranking. But attracting genuine customers is tough, so some sellers use a reliable … Continue reading

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The “Pivot To Video” Fraud

Remember that whole “pivot to video” craze a few years back? It was driven by fraud. I never understood how people could be suckered into it. I could read a paragraph in the time it took most videos to play … Continue reading

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James Holzhauer Didn’t Lose Jeopardy. He Chose To Leave.

I swear before God Himself this is what I said to someone else last night as I watched Jeopardy: He’s been playing a very dangerous game the past few weeks. It’s obvious he’s not answering all the questions he can. … Continue reading

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The Spy In Your Home, Your Pocket, Your Entire Life

Apps Are Using Background App Refresh to Send Data to Tracking Companies During the course of a week of testing, Fowler ran into 5,400 trackers, mostly found within apps, which Disconnect told him would likely send 1.5 gigabytes of data … Continue reading

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eScooters: Range Matters

Ninebot/Segway sent out an email braying about how their Indiegogo campaign tricked suckers into giving them money raised US$565,000 in just three days. Well, it’s a day later and they’re now over US$720,000: Setting aside the fact the claimed range … Continue reading

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Warning: Stolen Rental eScooters Being Resold

PD: Phoenix man caught with 74 stolen rental scooters When police confronted 35-year-old Jeramy Scott Reid, he produced five more Lyft scooters that were in the process of being dismantled. Police searched the property and allegedly found 22 Lyft scooters … Continue reading

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Ninebot/Segway KickScooter MAX Hits IGG

Ninebot KickScooter MAX: The Game Changer See specs after the break.

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Reference: Apple Will Fail You. This Is The Video You Need.

Expert disputes Apple on data recovery from water-damaged iPhones Same-day update: iPad Rehab YouTube Channel

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If You See Yoda Quoted, Run Like Hell

Elizabeth Holmes in the now-defunct Theranos lobby. That was the first thing everyone entering the headquarters building saw. I have hated that goddammed idiotic line from the first time I ever heard it. Anyone who ever quotes it is either … Continue reading

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