Let's just say: when you compile a record of blunders in the technology industry this year, it's tempting to zoom in on Facebook and ignore it at the time. The company had a terrible horror in the scandal, embarrassment and turmoil so that it is difficult to trace without a registration card.
However, the short of this list on any company – even Facebook, until this year – will leave a lot of unfortunate incidents that have not been disclosed. From date data leakage to strange moments, a swarm of players gave us even more than usual reasons to rid ourselves of the idea that technology is synonymous with progress. Herewith, a monthly calculation of the error in 2018.
Exploring sensitive to a tragic situation. Yogan Logan supermarket shares a faint voice as he stumbles in front of a body in a Japanese jungle known for suicide. People complain and apologize and YouTube displays their videos (but later brings in some ads).
Every product must have such a failure. According to a series of stories, Apple's iPhone X has collapsed very badly, perhaps because of its high-speed drive or screen, which the company plans to stop production. Later, when Apple shares sales figures, it turned out that X is the world's best-selling smartphone in the first quarter. When the company announces three new phones in the fall, it prepares all kinds of X.
Maybe they should be stuck to sell books. T-shirts, cups, mugs and other goods with the slogan "Slavery Gets Shit Done" and a photo of Al Ahram are available on Amazon.com, where they are displayed by third party merchants. Organizations such as Anti-Slavery International are not fun; Amazon refuses to comment, other than to note that the items have been broken, and to point out its policy on offensive products.
Hello, it's not as if many people were watching. Hulu flow from the Super Bowl LII during the final minutes of work is interrupted by a small percentage of subscribers to the broadcast service. The company later explains that its programs were confused by the fact that the game passed at 10 pm, when this is us It was due to begin.
Here. Here. Here. Here. Here. Here. People reported that Alexa in Amazon slipped into a mysterious and mysterious shake. Amazon says the audio assistant mistakenly thinks he has heard the request "Alexa, laugh" and changes the driving phrase to "Alexa" the most outstanding, can you laugh? "
VR is amaaaaaaaazing. Oculus Rift owners around the world get vague errors about OCulus Runtime Service and find that the VR headers do not work. Oculus fixes the problem with software debugging and issues a $ 15 credit by apology.
I Tell Facebook contests were evil. The The New York Times And guardian A report on how Cambridge Analytica collects data on Facebook users through a test created by an academic researcher. More than 87 million users – most of whom did not participate in the test – were found to be involved. Facebook Facebook prohibits Analtica, but this seems to be the beginning of the scandal and not its end.
Do not worry, find a friend at Verizon and swap. Sprint customers who ordered the Samsung Galaxy S9 phones were told they would get Verizon SIM cards. Some say Samsung is asking them to work with Sprint.
It's just an apology tour if you apologize. Through Facebook, TV appearances and the full-page newspaper ad, Mark Zuckerberg acknowledges that Facebook made mistakes that led to the Cambridge mess; explains what the company is doing to address it; and promises to do better in the future. Expresses its regret. But he does not say, "I apologize."
Harvard student breaks classmates. When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the US Congress about the many disagreements raised by his company, actor Billy Long (R-MO) chose to question Facemash, a site created by Zuck in 2003 that allowed Harvard University students to assess the attractiveness of other students. It seems for a long time that he thought it might still be running.
Cool feature! Too bad not owned. Facebook admits that the 2014 breakthrough Sony Pictures gave Mark Zuckerberg and other executives a secret feature – not available to the public – that automatically deletes their old Messenger messages for privacy. The company says it will press pause the deletion so that it can offer the same option to everyone else.
At least the money went to a prominent citizen. AT & T acknowledges that it paid $ 200,000 to the personal counsel of President Donald Trump, Michael Cohen, for his vision of the new administration. Described by the company's CEO as "a big mistake".
Mea sorta culpa. Drowned in television viewers with commercials from Facebook, Uber, and Wells Fargo expressing remorse – more or less – for their respective scandals.
"Alexa, behave as indecisively as possible." A family in Portland reported that Amazon's Alexa registered her conversation and then sent it randomly to a contact with her Amazon account. Amazon says it is flawed and says it stems from a strange series of faults that lead Alexa to believe that one of them was asked to record and transmit sound, and promised to modify their own technology to make these scenarios less likely.
Crank Yankers it's not. At its I / O conference, Google runs the demo offerings for Duplex, a new AI technology that can make phone calls to restaurants and hairdressers on behalf of the user. He is a scary person and does not reveal a computer. It raises questions about whether the demonstrations are as realistic as they seem.
There is really Article 28, which also covers Facebook calls. A federal judge says Trump's habit of withholding some critics on Twitter is unconstitutional. Trump appeals verdict after a month.
Express Yourself! Polygon Reports that YouTube allows LGBTQ ads to target LGBTQ videos and "assigns" certain LGBTQ content. After initially defending his policies, YouTube apologizes and promises to improve its performance.
Move quickly and break the cities. Bird, Lime and Spin charter companies are scrapping their motorbikes on sidewalks in San Francisco without warning, leading to pedestrian anger and temporary bans as the city checks into the new mode of transportation. When motorcycles are introduced in August, the original three companies are not among the companies allowed to do business.
IPhone users will have to wait until 2020 for this feature. Users of Samsung Galaxy phones reported that their devices send random and spontaneous text and images to contacts. After some controversy over whether Samsung or T-Mobile is responsible for the problem, Samsung assumes responsibility and undertakes to repair it.
Your privacy is very important to us. In the wake of the Cambridge Analtica chaos, Facebook recognizes user data sharing with dozens of companies, although it says it has either finished or will soon end most of these arrangements. Although the FTC 2011 rating restricts Facebook's ability to provide data to third parties, the company asserts that the manufacturers of the devices it dealt with were "suppliers", not third parties.
I was there and was clinging to the prick in my spine. Instagram is organizing the great launch event for the new broadcast service IGTV, but the proceedings start incorrectly late on schedule. Fast Company Nicole Laporte later said that the videos Instagram planned to deliver were accidentally deleted before the show time, requiring the company to return to the backups and rephrase them immediately.
Happy Fourth of July! Facebook apologizes for marking part of the Declaration of Independence as a hate speech.
If you include anything other than selling burgers, this will be humiliating. Washington, DC, area, hamburger, classroom, Z-Burger, tweets, unknown English tool, meme, disparaging, McDonald's, also, display, unknown, illustration, due, james, Foley , Unknown, journalist, kidnapped, also, killised, beside, ISIS. The executive director of the advertising chain tells a three-pronged video apology and blames one of the professional filmmakers who thought Foley was a television show.
– Michael Valor (ValorCorp) 23 July 2018
Where did you go, Joe DiMaggio? After excluding a reference to Colin Kaepernick's song in soundtracks Madden 19EA apologizes. Instead of having anything to do with Kubernik's controversial decision to kneel during the national anthem, the company says staff mistakenly believe they have no right to refer to it, even if it is a song.
Very good you will not believe it came from a phone. A Reddit user notices that the actress appearing in a Huawei commercial advert has posted an image of an Instagram showing that a picture in the ad resembles a Sylvie picture taken from the phone – an extended arm and everything – actually photographed by a crew member with DLSR.
The ultimate opportunity in the end. Firefighters fighting with the devastated Mendocino Complex Fire in northern California discover that Verizon is stifling their communications on the grounds that they have exceeded their plan data. At first, the wireless operator tells them about a plan for a more generous allocation but later apologizes.
Please keep your experiences for yourself. Users of devices that are running Android Pie Pie note that battery saving mode is mysteriously enabled, even if the device in question is fully charged. Google explains that the setting was remotely disabled by an expired experiment. The company apologizes.
Fuck you Joker Q & A with CEO T-Mobile / Batman fan John Leger on his mobile phone "Batphone" was disabled when a phoneme changed phonetic recording to something people described as "very bad" and "racist."
I love those naming rights. Six weeks after its opening, San Francisco's $ 2.4 billion Salesforce Transit Center closes indefinitely when cracks are detected in two of its packages.
Goodbye, Bert. When Bert Reynolds dies on September 6, fans praise the famous 1972 publication my world centerfold – and Facebook deletes posts to violate its community standards. The company later calls to delete the naughty little mistake picture.
I hope you do not cancel any plans. A Taiwan hacker says he discovered a mistake on Facebook that allowed him to delete Mark Zuckerberg's account. He says the event will be broadcast on Facebook Live – but then he will go back and say he will instead give the mistake to the company for a payment.
Hey, at least had nothing to do with Cambridge Analtica. Facebook revealed that an unknown attacker was able to access information from 50 million user accounts, including the accounts of Mark Zuckerberg and Cheryl Sandberg. (Later reduced the figure to 30 million). The company says three distinct errors were able to penetrate, and that for 14 million users, the stolen information included "user name, gender, language / language, relationship status, religion, hometown, current self-reported city, date Birthdays, types of devices used to access Facebook, education, work, the last 10 places you've checked in or tagged, the website, people, or pages they're following, and 15 recent searches. "
They will change it back to Tronc by 2022. The media giant Tronc Warrior – the former Tribune – holds his title very sarcastic and returns to the same call as the Tribune newspaper.
Mowers cracks. The new Pixel 3 XL from Google is suffering from strange software that sticks to a virtual slide on its screen alongside the real screen.
Even fake detection is better than non-disclosure. As part of its plan to prevent misuse of its election manipulation platform, Facebook requires those who buy political advertising to disclose their identity. Deputy This policy is tested by representing all 100 members of the Senate and trying to buy ads. Facebook agrees to all of them.
He gave us his options: Donald Duck, Alfred Newman. . . The The Wall Street Journal It is reported that the support of Donald Trump's Oculus Palmer Luckey founder was a way out of Facebook – which was a shooting – and that Mark Zuckerberg had earlier tried to convince Luckey to publicly announce that he would vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson.
Algorithms are terrible people. In the wake of the vandalism of a synagogue in Brooklyn, one of the demons written on his walls – "Kill All Jews" – appears in the sidebar of Twitter threads.
You know you will miss when he goes. Google says the error may have left the personal data of up to 500,000 Google+ users vulnerable to unauthorized access since 2015. (According to The Wall Street JournalWas slow to disclose the violation for fear of provoking consumers.) The company responds by announcing plans to close the never-consumed version of Google+ by August 2019.
Scattered, but still beautiful. Some Apple Watch owners reported that installing WatchOS 5.1 from Apple on their watches makes them unable to work. The company pulls the update until it can come up with a solution.
Young magician, fans of young witch. PewDiePie's controversial YouTube students – alarmed that a Bollywood video channel outperforms its 66 million people – are benefiting from a weakness in printing messages to support their idol on the printers of thousands of random strangers.
As long as he finally returned. After Internet surveillance companies noticed that Google's traffic was vaguely traveling through China and Russia, a Nigerian Internet service provider explained that a failed network upgrade had redirected traffic through its partner, China Telecom.
Set TARDIS for one week from now. The doctor who Fans who try to watch the episode on Amazon Prime find that the service is actually broadcasting the next show before it is available.
Super stereotype. Nintendo apologizes for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Mr. C & W, a figure from the 1980s, is depicted wearing a feather cap and apron while waving the torch. It removes images from the Japanese version of the game (it was not the US version before).
Looming large. After being banned from Twitter, extreme right-wing activist Laura Lawer restrains herself in the New York office of the company, educated in her hand, and yells at the staff as they enter the building. Executive President Jacques Dorsi accuses her of being persecuted as a "conservative Jewish journalist." Two hours after the protest, I asked the police to cut off their yellows.
Best of Huawei Camera. A Serbian photographer finds that the Malaysian Samsung site is distorting the image of its own stock using a DSLR camera as an example of the Galaxy A8 Star smartphone.
The Internet is a series of pipes. Trump's attorney / cyber security consultant Rudy Giuliani left an area of tweaking, accidentally creating the URL "G20.In." An intelligent person registers the domain and creates a title page "Donald Trump is a traitor to our country". Giuliani accuses "paper fighters in the fight against hackers" on Twitter by allowing the auction, which anyone could have withdrawn without any cooperation from the company at all.
Twitter allowed someone to invade my text with a disgusting message against the president. The same period of time did not occur any space later and did not happen. Do not tell me they are not committed to getting cards against contestants. Time Magazine may also fit this description. Please please
– RudyGiuliani 5 December 2018
Share and share both. Kanye West, brings Broadway Show the sher With the wife of Kim Kardashian, was politely recalled by the actor playing Sony Bono to use his smartphone during performance.
The dynamics of the relationship between Cher and Sony made Kim and I hold each other's hands and sing "I've Got My Love"
Please excuse the lack of etiquette. We have a lot of appreciation for the energy you put into making this home piece.
– Dear (kanyewest) 4 December 2018
A proud heritage of stealing someone else's name. Samsung has announced plans to partner with China's premier fashion brand, not New York-based Superior, but an Italian company. Cooperation generates a wrong kind of publicity, leading to a review of Samsung.
High-paying jobs for American robots. The Chinese giant Foxconn's manufacturing deal to build a factory in Wisconsin includes stark subsidies from taxpayers – up to $ 4.1 billion in breaks – and a facility of diminishing ambition, which, thanks to automation, may not involve many assembly lines. Workers after all. Although Foxconn insists that it will employ many people in the end, Governor Scott Wacker stops bragging about the project.
It could have been cool if it was real. PewDiePie's unambiguous semi-permanent support statement appears on YouTube in its quest to stay the most frequent service channel for a short time The Wall Street Journal Location.
They will return it to the right: by 2022. Verizon, which has tried to transform itself into a media company through its acquisition of AOL and Yahoo, is getting $ 4.6 billion worth of bundled business. Then it announces that it has changed the name of the group from the mysterious section to the Verizon Media Group.
Finally, the tronc volume hole was filled in my heart https://t.co/mKNLkKfxMy
– BPLewis (BPLewis) 18 December 2018
I can not help you with your problems sir. During the testimony of Google CEO Sanders Bechai before the US House Judiciary Committee on the alleged bias of technology companies against conservatives, Congressman Steve King (R-IA) – famous for his racist speeches – asked Pichai why his granddaughter saw her grandfather's image and some comments Punishing him on the iPhone. "Congressman, iPhone is made by a different company," Pichai answers.
One more error and will have to close it retroactively. After weeks of explaining that the Google+ data leak had prompted it to close in August 2019, Google acknowledges a different vulnerability affecting more than 52 million people and says it will now end the consumer version of Google+ in April.
On the bright side, they no longer disrupted the sidewalks. KTVU television in the San Francisco Bay area said that the beautiful Lake Merritt in Auckland is full of electric bikes from companies such as Bird and Lime. (Whether such dumping is indulging in pure intentional vandalism or making an unclear social statement). Sixty motorcycles were drilled in October alone.
This site has brought you a yellow color. Google's training practice has shifted to the point where third-party sites on the corporate network display yellow rectangles instead of ads for 45 minutes. Google says it will pay the affected sites the money they would have received if they were running ads, you know.
Note for yourself: Do not forget to renew your software certificates. Tens of millions of people in the UK and Japan find that their phones can not make calls, send or receive text, or access the Internet via a cellular network. The wireless equipment manufacturer Ericsson accepts the blame and says the interruption stems from an expired software certificate. Wireless carriers are unhappy you want to compensate them for power outages, possibly worth up to $ 126 million.
I think staying at the Holiday Inn Express was really a sign of intelligence. Kingston Marriott says someone has been able to access the 500 million customers of Starwood, the owner of the competing hotel, including, in some cases, information such as passport numbers. The The New York Times Indicate that the breach was part of a Chinese intelligence operation.
Ironically, Snap was also studying the stock exchange. The New York Post It is reported that when Snap Evan Spiegel CEO was considering the stock exchange to be published in 2016, the New York Stock Exchange filled its business floor with owners from other parts of the company to impress Spiegel during the visit. When you collect initial IPOs, they already choose the New York Stock Exchange on NASDAQ.
Remember when Microsoft had a delegate for a buggy program? يقر Facebook أن الأخطاء سمحت للتطبيقات بالوصول إلى ما يصل إلى 6.8 مليون صورة للمستخدمين بدون إذن – بما في ذلك الصور التي حمّلها الأشخاص ولكن لم تتم مشاركتها مع أي شخص.
"أليكسا ، كسر السجل القديم لسلوك غير لائق." عميل من Amazon الأميريكي يستفيد من تقارير قوانين خصوصية إجمالي الناتج القومي للاتحاد الأوروبي التي تتلقى 1،700 تسجيل صوتي أليكسا – من بعض عملاء Amazon الآخرين. إنها تفصيلية بدرجة كافية لتحديد الزبون الثاني المعني. يعتذر الأمازون ويقول إن الإنسان – وليس اليكسا – أخطأ.