News tagged with rumors

Anonymous app Secret shutting down

Secret, a smartphone app that gained notoriety for allowing users to make anonymous comments to friends and nearby people, said Wednesday it was shutting down after just 16 months.

dateApr 29, 2015 in Internet
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Samsung China supplier sues US labor watchdog

A Chinese supplier of Samsung Electronics Co. filed a lawsuit accusing a New York City-based labor watchdog of spreading false rumors of child labor, but the labor group says it has evidence to back up its report.

dateOct 02, 2014 in Business
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China blog site shuts accounts over 'rumors'

(AP) -- China's most popular microblogging site is cracking down on what it says is the spread of false rumors after the ruling Communist Party told Internet companies to tighten control over information online.

dateAug 29, 2011 in Internet
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NASA scientist: No Doomsday in 2012

According to NASA scientist David Morrison, the widespread Internet rumor that the world will end in 2012 due to some astronomical event is a hoax. Dr. Morrison attributes the hype to 'cosmophobia' fueled ...

dateOct 20, 2009 in Space Exploration
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