Claim: People who lie while texting take longer to respond

Ever been trading a flurry of text messages when there's an awkward pause? Well, new research shows you probably should be suspicious.

People lie more in texts

Be suspicious when your partner texts to say she's working late at the office: people are more likely to lie in a text than in any other form of communication, researchers say.

Men lie about sex; companies lie about cybercrime

Cybercrime estimates are wildly misleading for the same reasons as surveys of mens' number of sexual partners, a Microsoft Research paper says.

App helps you lie to your boss

A new app from British firm Gospelware is designed to help unimaginative employees bunk off work.