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Re: Companies lie
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2019, 04:24:52 PM »
Android phones start lying about offering 5G | Cult of Mac
https://www.cultofmac.com/599722/5g-android-phones-lies-att/

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Re: Companies lie
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2019, 10:27:13 PM »
Office Depot rigged PC malware scans to sell unneeded $300 tech support | Ars Technica
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/03/office-depot-tricked-people-into-buying-pc-support-with-fake-virus-scans/

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Re: Companies lie
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2019, 11:29:39 PM »
Wow! Page out of the Indian scammer playbook.

At the risk of sounding naive, I am genuinely shocked, no irony, that Office Depot would do that

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Re: Companies lie
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2019, 11:20:33 PM »
Restaurants lie.

"Even tiny amounts of gluten in foods are troublesome for people with celiac disease, and restaurants may be the hardest places to avoid the protein, finds a new study. More than half of gluten-free pizza and pasta dishes in restaurants tested positive for the presence of gluten; about one-third of supposedly gluten-free foods had detectable gluten. Gluten-free pasta samples were positive in 51 percent of tests; gluten-free pizza contained gluten for 53 percent."

Study measures gluten in gluten-free labeled restaurant food -- ScienceDaily
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190405170447.htm

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Re: Companies lie
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2019, 08:19:22 PM »
'Biodegradable' plastic bags survive three years in soil and sea | Environment | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/29/biodegradable-plastic-bags-survive-three-years-in-soil-and-sea

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Re: Companies lie
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2019, 08:39:32 PM »
Verizon's New 'Unlimited' Plans Are Just Screwing With Us Now
https://gizmodo.com/verizons-new-unlimited-plans-are-just-screwing-with-us-1836909106

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Re: Companies lie
« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2019, 06:51:13 PM »
Biodegradable products are almost never good for the environment. The solve the litter problem, but they do not solve the trash problem and they tend to make the pollution problem worse.

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Re: Companies lie
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2020, 02:19:28 AM »
Google Photos offers unlimited free storage for life. Or 15GB, whichever comes first.

https://thomashawk.com/2020/11/google-photos-bait-meet-switch.html

This is good news for Smug Mug (parent company of Flickr)
https://jeremy0.medium.com/google-photos-is-out-flickr-is-back-77232e84d78d

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Re: Companies lie
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2021, 10:08:45 PM »
Facebook was caught lying to advertisers (again)
Unredacted court documents show that Facebook knowingly misled advertisers on how many eyeballs the platform reaches.
https://thehustle.co/02232021-facebook-advertising/

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In one nugget from the filing, Facebook told advertisers it could target 100m people aged 18-34 years old in the US even though there are only 76m people in that age group.

The article also alerted me to a not so new nickname: Scrooge McZuck.

Facebook employee warned it used ‘deeply wrong’ ad metrics to boost revenue
The ‘potential reach’ metric counted fake and duplicate accounts
https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/18/22289232/facebook-ad-revenue-proposed-reach-inflation-lawsuit-unredacted-filings

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Re: Companies lie
« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2021, 09:56:19 PM »
Some companies pledged to halt donations to lawmakers who objected to certifying Biden's election win. They have not kept their promise.
https://www.businessinsider.com/companies-didnt-keep-promise-not-fund-lawmakers-objected-election-certification-2021-7

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Re: Companies lie
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2022, 08:26:04 PM »
Alberta: Shell’s Massive Carbon Capture Plant Is Emitting More Than It’s Capturing

https://www.vice.com/en/article/7kb43x/shell-quest-carbon-capture-plant-alberta

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Re: Companies lie
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2022, 11:57:55 PM »
Fossil fuel companies own green rhetoric betrays an ugly truth — analysis
https://www.inverse.com/science/fossil-fuel-companies-green-rhetoric-truth

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Re: Companies lie
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Re: Companies lie
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Re: Companies lie
« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2022, 01:50:24 PM »
Samsung Busted For Cheating TV Test Benchmarks | Techdirt
https://www.techdirt.com/2022/06/17/samsung-busted-for-cheating-tv-test-benchmarks/