Neowin News Feed for: Scandal Neowin News Feed for: Scandal en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Facebook paid people up to $20 per month to gain 'nearly limitless' access to their phones <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A disturbing report has revealed that Facebook paid people up to $20 per month to gain &quot;nearly limitless&quot; access to their data. Users enrolled in the program included minors, as young as 13 years old. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Wed, 30 Jan 2019 15:22:01 +0000 Playboy announces it is suspending activity on Facebook due to scandal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Playboy has announced that it is pulling its accounts from Facebook due to the recent revelations of data misuse. The firm says it had a following of 25 million users on the platform. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 28 Mar 2018 12:32:01 +0000 Microsoft and Amazon employees involved in sex trafficking scandal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Hundreds of revealed emails indicate that several employees from Microsoft, Amazon and other major tech companies were involved in purchasing &#039;&#039;services&#039;&#039; from trafficked sex workers. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Hamza Jawad ) Tue, 26 Dec 2017 13:16:01 +0000 Uber board unanimously votes for SoftBank talks <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The board of Uber held their meeting yesterday to talk about the future of the company. Uber is now closer to taking a huge investment from SoftBank, and Kalanick&#039;s potential manoeuvres are lessened. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 04 Oct 2017 12:38:02 +0000 Samsung vice chairman arrested on accusations of bribery, corruption, embezzlement <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Samsung Group&#039;s vice chairman Jay Y. Lee could not escape arrest for a second time, after prosecutors presented evidence in court that Lee was hiding assets and could destroy evidence. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:54:01 +0000 Samsung head tied to South Korean corruption scandal, being sought for arrest <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Samsung Group, still reeling from the Note 7 debacle, is now finding itself in legal trouble, with the company&#039;s head being pursued in relation to the corruption scandal that rocked South Korea. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Joel Shedroff) Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:54:01 +0000 Toshiba's CEO resigns, amid $1.2 billion financial scandal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Toshiba&#039;s CEO, Hisao Tanaka, alongside other top-level executives, have resigned their positions after it came to light that Toshiba had declared $1.2 billion in false profits over the last six years. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:12:01 +0000 Amsterdam court orders Facebook to cooperate with sex video scandal investigation <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Amsterdam District Court has asked Facebook to allow private investigators access to its user data in a case where a sex video was published on Facebook, exposing a young woman in the process. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chris Schroeder) Thu, 25 Jun 2015 19:40:01 +0000 Mark Hurd hired as co-President of Oracle <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/827546581a.jpg" alt="" /></div>After a surprising and scandalous fall from grace at HP, former CEO Mark Hurd will now assume the role of co-President at Oracle, according to the Wall Street Journal. Hurd was accused of sexual misbehavior... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tzvi Friedman) Tue, 07 Sep 2010 16:31:25 +0000 Business and pleasure don't mix; HP CEO Mark Hurd resigns <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Although faring better than expected financially this quarter, HP is experiencing more leadership difficulties. CFO Cathie Lesjack has assumed the position of Interim CEO of the company amid former CEO Mark Hurd's sexual harassment allegations... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brian Donohue) Fri, 06 Aug 2010 20:34:12 +0000 South Korea rocked by Starcraft cheating scandal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/15021340571940579478gamers-playing-video-game.jpg" alt="" /></div>It&#039;s a well-established fact that South Koreans take their gaming very seriously. The country sports a thriving professional gaming industry, known as e-sports in the gaming world. The tournaments and events are held in lavish,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tzvi Friedman) Tue, 13 Apr 2010 16:48:01 +0000 Chinese Internet giant hit with scandal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1137357651f.png" alt="" /></div>Baidu, China's largest search giant has been accused by the state run media that it is allowing unlicensed medical providers to buy high search rankings. Baidu dominates the Chinese market with about 60% of... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Sat, 29 Nov 2008 02:40:25 +0000 Vista Capable scandal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/vistacapable.jpg" alt="" /></div>Many will remember a few years back before the launch of Vista, Microsoft decided to tout some PC's as Vista capable. This seemed an innocent and easy way to boost sales but what happened... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Tue, 18 Nov 2008 14:49:29 +0000 Contributor scandal rocks Wikipedia <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A recent scandal involving the fabricated identity of a Wikipedia editor is causing some to rethink the way in which user-driven sites should evaluate content. The concern stems from the story of a Wikipedia contributor... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 07 Mar 2007 16:37:45 +0000 Stock options scandal claims another victim <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The stock options scandal that has affected Apple, McAfee and CNet has claimed another victim, and this time it's one of the pioneers of Silicon Valley's chip business. The San Jose Mercury News reports: ... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Wed, 18 Oct 2006 11:21:59 +0000 Sony to pay $10M in payola scandal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sony BMG Music Entertainment will pay a $10-million settlement after an investigation by New York's attorney general uncovered a scheme that paid radio station employees to play certain artists. &quot;Radio stations are airing... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 27 Jul 2005 09:59:38 +0000 "Hot Coffee" scandal intensifies <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Just after 7:00pm on Capitol Hill today, the House of Representatives voted 355 to 21 to support a Federal Trade Commission inquiry into Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The purpose of the probe will be... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Tue, 26 Jul 2005 19:00:10 +0000 WorldCom Mulls Name Change to Leave Scandal in Past <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>WorldCom by any other name may still be bankrupt, but the company that's become synonymous with questionable accounting wants to dump its tarnished brand and will likely adopt the name of its MCI residential long-distance... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 11 Jan 2003 08:16:56 +0000 Internet Buzzes Over Olympic Skating Scandal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The 'Skategate' Olympic scandal set the Internet buzzing with opinions that ranged from the cynical to the jingoistic to the obscene. There was even a bit of poetry. &quot;Moral: Complain loudly and... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 17 Feb 2002 06:08:19 +0000