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  • Tech Myths That People Keeping Falling For

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  • Business Insider
    There are certain tech stories and tips that show up over and over again. People tweet them,  post them on Facebook, offer them as advice.
    Sometimes they are totally baloney but we still fall for them.
    Sometimes they are true and they sound like baloney.
    So here's a test: Can you spot the a tech myth from the tech fact?
    Take this short quiz to find out.True or False: Samsung paid Apple $1 billion lawsuit fine in coins
    The story is that 30 trucks arrived at Apple’s headquarters from Samsung and the security company tried to block them from entering.
    Then Apple CEO Tim Cook got a call from Samsung's CEO who told him that this was how Samsung is paying up a $1 billion fine that the courts ordered it to pay after losing a patent lawsuit.
    False: Never happened
    It seems like an obvious myth, and it is. But some tech blog sites still fall for it, like Hound News did just a few months ago.
    And many people shared it on Facebook and tweeted it.
    The rumor came from a humor piece published shortly after Samsung lost a big lawsuit to Apple in August, 2012, Snopes says.
    True or False: You could be entitled to money from Facebook from a lawsuit
    The story is that some Facebook users are eligible for payment from the settlement of the Fraley v. Facebook class action lawsuit.
    They are told about it in an email.
     
    True: The email is for real
    Fraley v. Facebook was a real lawsuit involving Facebook using names and photos of Facebook users in ads without their permission, according to Snopes.
    Facebook paid a $20 million settlement to be divvied up among Facebook users who appeared in the ads. The payout worked out to be somewhere between $5 and $10 a person, Snopes says.
    See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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