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A faulty software update causes havoc worldwide for airlines, hospitals and governments

Jul. 19, 2024 19:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A faulty software update caused technological havoc worldwide on Friday, grounding flights, knocking down some financial companies and news outlets, and disrupting hospitals, small businesses and government offices. The breadth of the outages highlighted the...

Your flight was canceled by the technology outage. What do you do next?

Jul. 19, 2024 19:43 PM EDT

Air travelers became the face of the widespread technology outage Friday as they posted pictures on social media of crowds of people stranded at airports in Europe and the United States. In the U.S., American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Allegiant...

Internet outage latest | Airlines, businesses, border crossings hit by global tech disruption

Jul. 19, 2024 17:28 PM EDT

Businesses and governments worldwide experienced hours-long disruptions Friday as a widespread technology outage affected services across industries. Flights were grounded and numerous hospitals, small businesses and government offices were disrupted. At the heart of the massive...

Tech outage halts surgeries, medical treatments across the US

Jul. 19, 2024 17:02 PM EDT

Alison Baulos says her 73-year-old father was about to head to a Kentucky hospital for open-heart surgery when it was abruptly canceled early Friday morning. His was one of the many operations and medical treatments halted across the country because of a global technology outage. ...

Tech disruptions sparked by software update highlight the fragility of globally connected technology

Jul. 19, 2024 16:33 PM EDT

Airlines, banks, hospitals and other risk-averse organizations around the world chose cybersecurity company CrowdStrike to protect their computer systems from hackers and data breaches. But all it took was one faulty CrowdStrike software update to cause global disruptions Friday that...

A massive tech outage is causing worldwide disruptions. Here's what we know

Jul. 19, 2024 16:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Much of the world faced online disarray Friday as a widespread technology outage affected companies and services across industries — grounding flights, knocking banks and hospital systems offline and media outlets off air. At the heart of the massive disruption is...

Nigeria fines Meta $220 million for violating data protection and consumer rights laws

Jul. 19, 2024 15:48 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's government on Friday announced a fine of $220 million on Meta, saying its investigations found “multiple and repeated” violations of the country's data protection and consumer rights laws on Facebook and WhatsApp. A statement from Nigeria’s...

How boot camps are helping to address the historic gap in internet access on US tribal lands

Jul. 19, 2024 13:28 PM EDT

There’s a home movie theater with orange walls and plush recliners at the top of a steep hill on Matthew Rantanen’s ranch in Southern California. But on a recent afternoon, people weren’t flocking to the room to watch a movie or to escape the scorching heat, they were shining a beam of light...

Member of eBay security team sentenced in harassment scheme involving bloody Halloween pig mask

Jul. 19, 2024 13:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The former senior manager of special operations for eBay Inc.’s. global security team was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Boston for his role in a cyberstalking campaign that included sending a preserved fetal pig, a bloody pig Halloween mask and a book on surviving the...

What to stream this weekend: Childish Gambino, 'Love Lies Bleeding,' 'Cobra Kai' and 'Skywalkers'

Jul. 19, 2024 08:15 AM EDT

Natalie Portman starring in her first TV series in “Lady in the Lake” for Apple TV+ and Roland Emmerich’s gladiator series “Those About to Die” are some of the new television, films, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your...