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We Were All Free of Facebook's Iron Grip on the Internet for a Few Hours

Facebook and its subsidiaries Instagram and WhatsApp experienced widespread outages on Sunday for the second time in the past month (and the third time this year), with issues reported starting at around 6:30 a.m. ET and extending until around 9:00 a.m. ET.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Instagram, Social Media, Whatsapp, Outage, Whoops

Devin Nunes' Lawyers Falsely Claim Reporter Bolded 'Cocaine' and 'Woman' in Tweet to Be Extra Mean

California Representative Devin Nunes, one of the president’s biggest yes-men in Congress and recent filer of a lawsuit against Twitter and several of its users, including the account @DevinCow and Republican strategist Liz Mair, over mean things said about him has launched yet another lawsuit. This one again targets …Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Media, Congress, California, Social Media, Lawsuits, Courts, Liz Mair, Devin Nunes, Whoops

Strong Texas Winds Hit Elon Musk's Starship Prototype and Down It Goes

Elon Musk’s prototype of the Starship spacecraft—the payload of a system formerly known as the Big “Falcon” Rocket, and the vessel that may one day shuttle SpaceX colonists to their likely deaths on Mars—fell over in strong winds at its facility in Boca Chica, Texas on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Rockets, Mars, Spacecraft, Whoops, Starship, Bfr, Big Falcon Rocket, Boca Chica Texas, Super Heavy, Strong Texas Winds Hit Elon Musk

A New Jersey Hospital Could Have Exposed Thousands of Patients to HIV and Hepatitis

Thousands of people got a particularly crummy gift this Christmas: A warning that they could have been exposed to dangerous bloodborne diseases like HIV and viral hepatitis while receiving care at the hospital.Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Contamination, Whoops

FCA Boss Admits A Maser Mistake

Earlier this year your humble scribe was in the Detroit suburbs to drive a whole bunch of Maserati and Alfa Romeo product at an event that was separate from and yet still part of Fiat Chrysler’s annual What’s New media-drive event. That sounds contradictory, so let me explain. The two Italian luxury brands were showcased […] The post FCA Boss Admits A Maser Mistake appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Autos, Detroit, New Cars, Fiat Chrysler, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Mike Manley, Whoops, News Blog, Future Vehicles

Amazon Employee Shared Customer Email Addresses With Third-Party Seller

According to an automated email distributed this afternoon, an Amazon employee was fired for sharing customer email addresses with an unknown seller. It reads:
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Science, Jeff Bezos, Whoops, Amazon Employee Shared Customer Email

False Tsunami Warning Scares the Shit Out of People Across the Country

At approximately 8:30am today, the National Weather Service sent a test tsunami warning to an unknown number of people. It was not immediately obvious to some that the alert of an impending, destructive force of nature was a test—and at least one-third party app, AccuWeather, reportedly pushed it out as a genuine alertRead more...
Tags: National Weather Service, Science, Nws, Accuweather, Tsunami, Whoops, People Across the Country, Weather Alerts

$400 Million Goes Missing From Japanese Crypto Exchange Coincheck

Through means currently unknown, approximately 500 million NEM tokens were exfiltrated from leading Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck, valued at approximately $400 million. Bloomberg reports that, aside from Bitcoin, all trading on the platform has been suspended.Read more...
Tags: Science, Bloomberg, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, NEM, Whoops, Mt Gox, Coincheck

Report: All Intel Processors Made in the Last Decade Might Have a Massive Security Flaw

There’s small screwups and big screwups. Here is tremendously huge screwup: Virtually all Intel processors produced in the last decade have a major security hole that could allow “normal user programs—from database applications to JavaScript in web browsers—to discern to some extent the layout or contents of protected…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Bugs, Windows, Intel, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Hackers, Linux, Processors, Mac OS, Whoops

Snap Screws Up Basic Website, Blows Lid Off Its Own Surprise AR Announcement

Snap, Inc., the social media giant behind Snapchat and Bitmoji, launched a countdown clock for a mystery announcement on Monday afternoon at more...
Tags: Science, Snapchat, Ar, Augmented Reality, Snap, Whoops, Bitmoji, Snap Inc

When (And Where) Patent Licenses Fail: 3 Subtle Traps For The Unwary

Patent licenses can be some of the more complicated instruments to draft and negotiate.
Tags: Technology, Law, Advice, Patents, Intellectual Property, Patent, Patent Law, Whoops, Screw-Ups, Practice Pointers, Tom Kulik, Patent Licenses

What Hurricane Irma And The Equifax Hack Have In Common… And What To Learn From It

You cannot predict when (or where) the next data breach will occur, but you can prepare for it.
Tags: Technology, Law, Advice, Data Breach, Intellectual Property, Data Security, Hurricanes, Data Breaches, Equifax, Whoops, Disasters / Emergencies, Screw-Ups, Tom Kulik, Hurricane Irma

Trumped By ‘Covfefe’: 3 Reasons Why Trademarking Trending Names And Catchphrases Is A Bad Idea

Why opportunistic plots to register trademarks for trending terms almost always fail.
Tags: Politics, Law, Uspto, Bad Ideas, Intellectual Property, Donald Trump, Trademark Law, Trademarks, Whoops, Screw-Ups, Lanham Act, Covfefe, Tom Kulik

5 Tips On How To Avoid Your Own Wells Fargo Moment

If you need a reason to get your ducks in a row with the handling of electronic information, here's your wake-up call.
Tags: Technology, Law, Advice, Discovery, Mistakes, Litigation, Litigators, Project Management, Wells Fargo, Ediscovery, Whoops, Screw-Ups, E-Discovery, Document Review, Electronically Stored Information, Kelly Twigger

Some Truly Awful Things Can Happen During The Bar Exam

Time for the yearly tradition: bar exam horror stories!
Tags: Law, Whoops, Screw-Ups, Bar Exams, Bar Exam, Depressing Things, Bar Exam Horror Stories, Depressing stuff, Nauseating Things

In-House’s Long Kiss Goodbye

Do in-house lawyers have more leeway to make mistakes than their Biglaw peers -- and if so, is this a good thing?
Tags: Law, Advice, Management, House, Mistakes, Human Resources, Career Advice, Firing, Biglaw, Learning From Mistakes, Whoops, In-House Counsel, Stephen R. Williams, Firings

Georgetown Law’s EPIC Grade Screw-Up

This is a bad way for GULC to earn its 15 minutes of fame.
Tags: Law, Grades, Law Schools, Whoops, Georgetown Law School, Georgetown Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Screw-Ups, William Treanor, GULC

Even the World's Largest Internet Companies Get Phished, Just Like Your Grandma

If you’ve ever been duped by a phishing scam, you can feel a little less stupid about it today, because you’ve been joined in that sad club by Google and Facebook.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Phishing, Facebook Read, Whoops

Man fixes crossing light

This fellow has a magic fix-it stick, but it is cursed. If you see him, run.
Tags: Post, News, Whoops

Panicked Secret Service Says It Lost Encrypted Laptop But It's Fine, Everything's Fine

Today, a Brooklyn-based Secret Service agent learned what those of us without security clearance have known for years: Don’t leave a laptop in you car if you don’t want it to be stolen.Read more...
Tags: Science, Brooklyn, Secret Service, Whoops, Everything Is Fine, Always Encrypt

White House Cites Satire Story to Support Trump's Nightmare Budget

1600 Daily is an official newsletter from the White House. It includes important information about the goings-on of the president, including his meeting schedule for the day and upcoming policy initiatives. And, at the very bottom, it includes positive coverage from the media. Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, Donald Trump, Whoops, Fake News, 1600 Daily

White House Cites Satire Story to Support Trump's Nightmare Budget [Update]

1600 Daily is an official newsletter from the White House. It includes important information about the goings-on of the president, including his meeting schedule for the day and upcoming policy initiatives. And, at the very bottom, it includes positive coverage from the media. Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, Donald Trump, Whoops, Fake News, 1600 Daily

Amazon Sells Out of 1984 as America Decides to Read a Goddamn Book for Once

George Orwell’s dystopian classic 1984 occupied the number one spot on Amazon’s best-selling books list yesterday, where it remains today. A cautionary tale about a brutal, amoral dictator has evidently felt relevant to people lately. But as of today, Amazon—the world’s largest bookseller—is unable to keep up with…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Science, America, George Orwell, Donald Trump, 1984, Whoops

Latest Update Bricks Some Apple Watches

Image: Gizmodo Whoops. The latest software update for the Apple Watch bricked the device for some users. Even worse? It looks like the only way to really fix the problem is to return the Apple Watch to the Apple Store.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Apple Watch, Whoops

DJI Accidentally Gives Customer a Tour of Its Drone Factory

Here’s how the flying sausage gets made.
Tags: Science, China, Drone, Drones, Dji, Factory, Whoops