Has any security researcher confirmed the existence of the WhatsApp worm?
Or are journalists basing reports on a single Android blogger’s experience?
Facebook users have been sharing a warning about a virus that “burns the entire hard disk”.
It’s nonsense, of course. When will people learn?
Bill Gates may be a billionaire, but if he’s going to splash his cash around he’s got better things to do with it than give it to people who simply share a photo of him on Facebook.
Get your real news from real news websites. Don’t trust Google or your Facebook friends, as they may be sharing links and stories that simply aren’t true.
A warning spreads on Facebook about “Talking Angela”, an app that gives your children some animated cat chat.
Malheureusement, it’s all too simple for people to share warnings – rather than check if the facts are true.
Is a branch of McDonald’s really charging African-Americans an extra $1.50?
Of course not, but thousands of Facebook fans are spreading the story regardless.
Messages have been spreading on Facebook claiming that the social network will be closed between February 29th and February 31st, 2013.
And, of course, it’s kinda true. Don’t try to log in on June 31st either…
Despite what you may have read on the internet, Mickey Rourke has *not* died in a snowboarding accident.
Facebook and Twitter users of a certain age have got themselves into a dither worrying that Neil Tennant, singer with the Pet Shop Boys, had died in a car crash.
The truth is that Tennant, like other celebrities before him, is the victim of an internet hoax.
Facebook users are spreading a warning to their friends and family online about a supposedly malicious application called “My birthday calendar”.
But are there real lessons to be learnt about sharing information on Facebook?
Seriously – would Facebook really donate 45 cents everytime someone shares a story about a boy saving his six-year-old sister from rape?
Please don’t believe everything you read on Facebook.
Messages have spread across social networks today claiming that film actor Jim Carrey has been killed in a snowboarding accident.
Of course, it’s nonsense. But there’s an important security lesson for those who believed it.
Facebook users are mistakenly sharing a warning with each other about how to behave in voting booths during today’s elections for the American presidency.
The kindness of friends is helping perpetuate an ongoing hoax that has spread widely across Facebook.
If you’ve seen such a message, posted by one of your Facebook friends, do them and the other billion users of Facebook a favour, and tell them that it’s a hoax.
Twitter was all a flutter this weekend with users reacting to the alleged death of music star Gotye.
And although the news appeared on a CNN website – it doesn’t mean you should believe it.
Has Vanilla Ice really died in a car crash?
After all, plenty of people have been sharing the news on Facebook in the last 24 hours – so it must be true, mustn’t it?