Conspiracy Theorists Are Having a Field Day With Philae

As is true with almost any spacefaring mission, conspiracy theorists are eager to deconstruct and point out the LIES! our government space agencies are telling us, and of course, the ESA's recently successful Philae mission is no exception. But I've got to say, this conspiracy tale would make a great book. » 11/16/14 11:00am 11/16/14 11:00am

The Microsoft Privacy Pro the NSA Turned into a Conspiracy Theorist

Caspar Bowden spent nearly a decade working for Microsoft, where he held the position of chief privacy adviser. He says he knew nothing of the PRISM data sharing scheme while there, a fact that’s turned him into a code-examining member of the paranoid elite. » 10/01/13 7:10am 10/01/13 7:10am

A Man Caught in an Exploding Toilet Baffles Military Leaders

What the hell? A Royal Australian Air Force man suffered severe burns yesterday after he was caught in a porta-potty explosion. And no one seems to be sure why it happened. I smell a conspiracy. » 7/27/11 9:20am 7/27/11 9:20am

Are the People Who Call Radio Shows Actually Paid Actors?

Tablet Magazine recently published a revealing report exposing the "real people" that call into radio shows. According to Tablet, those real people aren't real at all. Instead, they're paid actors. Hired guns. Fake. I knew those amazing stories that spur great conversation and make for awesome programming was too good… » 3/08/11 5:43pm 3/08/11 5:43pm

The Great Google Phone Conspiracy

I don't know if it's the same-y hardware, the absurd expectations, or general inconsistencies, but something about the Google Phone just feels...off. And depending on how credulous you're feeling today, I can explain: We've been tricked! By Apple! Or something. » 12/15/09 1:37pm 12/15/09 1:37pm

Taiwanese LCD Maker Must Pay $220 Million for Price-Fixing Conspiracy

Chi Mei Optoelectronics, a major LCD maker who sells to companies including Apple, HP and Dell, has admitted to a wide-scale price fixing conspiracy between late 2001 and late 2006. The details are being kept under wraps, but Chi Mei has pled guilty to the charges in a San Francisco court, and in addition to the… » 12/09/09 11:15pm 12/09/09 11:15pm

Hacked Email Archive Fuels Climate Skeptics' Conspiracy Theories

The Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia keeps some of the most accurate climate records which are key to many climate change debates. Its email archives were hacked, and now it's the center of another conspiracy claim. » 11/25/09 12:00am 11/25/09 12:00am

IBM and Intel Executives Arrested for Insider Trading

Six people total were arrested today for making too much money too easily, among them executives from IBM and Intel. These guys made $20 million in profits between January and July 2007 by passing insider info regarding Google, Hilton Hotels and Polycom onto a trader. Now they're all facing multiple counts of… » 10/16/09 5:55pm 10/16/09 5:55pm

Parking Meters Fake Their Own Deaths to Slap Motorists with Parking…

In Washington D.C., parking meters are allegedly out to destroy the human race as "out-of-order" meters are suddenly coming back to life and repairing themselves, leaving a number of motorists with "wrongful" parking tickets. » 2/25/09 7:20pm 2/25/09 7:20pm

RFID Chips May Cause Tumors

We guess some technology is just too bad to be true. Because despite being approved by the FDA back in 2005, RFID chips were shown to cause animal tumors—in a number of studies—back in the mid 90s. So are the studies bunk? Not necessarily, because the AP has consulted "leading cancer specialists" who feel the findings… » 9/09/07 4:00pm 9/09/07 4:00pm