August 27, 2008 |
An electronic communication failure at a Federal Aviation Administration site that processes flight plans for the eastern half of the U.S. caused mass air-traffic delays around the country, especially in the Northeast. But by early evening, the FAA said the situation was returning to normal, with delays remaining in Atlanta and Chicago. The FAA said the glitch appeared to have involved a software problem in Hampton, Ga. FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen in Atlanta said that there were no safety issues and that officials were still able to communicate with pilots.
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July 12, 2004 |
A technical glitch at Adelphia Communications Corp.'s Santa Monica facility left 70,000 subscribers without service for about 2 1/2 hours, blacking out CBS' "60 Minutes" interview with Sen. John F. Kerry, a company spokeswoman said. The lack of programming left some subscribers wondering if the socially conservative company had pulled access to a program featuring the Democratic presidential candidate. The Adelphia official said the glitch had nothing to do with politics.
April 24, 2010 |
A controversial new website that shares details of users' credit card and online purchases with their friends on the Internet appears to have done a bit too much sharing. A recent glitch exposed the credit and debit card numbers used in nearly 200 transactions made by four people and revealed in Google search results. Each result displayed a debit or credit card transaction, the amount spent, the location and full card number. Blippy.com founder Philip Kaplan acknowledged the breach Friday.
December 13, 1985
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul A. Volcker said a programming flaw was responsible for a massive computer failure that left Bank of New York temporarily $30 billion in the red last month. The problem threatened to disrupt the financing of the federal deficit and prompted the biggest federal bank bail-out in history. Bank of New York is one of the major clearinghouses for trading of federal securities. A crisis was averted by a $22.6-billion overnight loan from the Fed to the bank.
August 1, 2012 |
NEW YORK - A trading glitch led to some puzzling stock movements on Wall Street, prompting the New York Stock Exchange to cancel some morning trades in six companies' shares. The exchange found "irregular trading" in 148 stocks shortly after the opening bell Wednesday - problems apparently stemming from a technology issue at New Jersey brokerage Knight Capital Group. After conducting a review, the exchange's operator, NYSE Euronext, identified six stocks whose trades "will be busted" if executed at 30% or more above or below their opening prices.
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May 3, 2001 |
A computer glitch in the Orange County sheriff's 911 dispatch system caused deputies to be sent to the wrong city after a call from Coto de Caza in April, prompting a wide-scale review of the system. The caller, Katherine Dalton Phillips, was strangled two days later, apparently by her boyfriend, but a Sheriff's Department spokesman said the computer mishap did not contribute to the killing. "She did not die as a result of the officer not going to the right address.
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January 2, 2000 |
The lights kept shining, the gas kept pumping, the taps kept running, and the parties kept rocking as the most hyped New Year's moment in history finally arrived in Ventura County. Staying up to monitor computer systems through the wee hours on Saturday, officials who had prepared for massive Y2K failures stifled massive yawns. No trouble was reported. Crime also took a holiday.
October 4, 2012 |
Facebook is fixing a glitch with its social plugins, but contrary to a report going around the Web, Facebook is not "liking" pages for you. The glitch was discovered and shared on Hacker News this week. The site found that if you share a Web page on Facebook that has a "like" or "recommend" button, the page gets credit for two likes. Many commercial and individual sites now use those button to help boost their popularity. But the count, in that case, should go up by only one. News of the glitch led Gizmodo to post an article titled " Facebook Is Reading Your Messages and Liking Things For You. " The article said that private messages sharing URLs for Facebook Pages -- such as the ones used on the social network to promote a movie or a celebrity -- causes Facebook to "like" that page in the name of you and your friend.
August 9, 2000 |
Toy buyers caught up in a pricing problem at Amazon.com are reportedly turning to the Federal Trade Commission for help, charging that the online retailer deceived them. Because of a technical glitch two weeks ago, the Seattle-based company displayed some goods for a fraction of the regular retail price. The glitch lasted about 24 hours.
July 24, 1989 |
Talk was inexpensive in Kuwait last month. A glitch in a telephone exchange let long-distance calls in parts of June and July go unregistered, the Communications Ministry said. The gulf state's newspapers said Sunday that records for as many as half a million calls may have been lost, with the cost running into hundreds of thousands of dollars.