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JetBlue says computer glitch puts 18-month-old on ‘do not fly’ list

JetBlue says computer glitch puts 18-month-old on ‘do not fly’ list

After a family was escorted off of a JetBlue plane because they said their 18-month-old daughter was on the "Do Not Fly" list, the airline has apologized but said its employees followed "appropriate protocols." It blamed the misunderstanding on a computer glitch, though the parents believed they were singled out because the mother was wearing a head scarf. They said they were too embarrassed to re-board once the misunderstanding was taken care of.

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United Airlines blames computer glitches for massive loss

United Airlines blames computer glitches for massive loss

United Airlines posted its quarterly earnings at the end of last week, showing a very unimpressive $448 million net loss. Among the many factors that the company pointed to, it blamed computer outages and glitches as being one of the most costly. It is also, of course, one of the things that was most preventable. Airlines can't choose how much fuel is going to cost over the next several months, but it can be sure it has a robust computer system.

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Microsoft fixes Hotmail password glitch

Microsoft fixes Hotmail password glitch

Microsoft has quashed a glaring bug in its Web-based Hotmail email software that allowed Firefox users to easily reset the password another user's Hotmail account, effectively locking them out of access to their own email. Luckily, it seems like it was a pretty simple fix because it went from being discovered to being patched in just one day. The company went public with the discovery late last week.

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PSA: How to temporarily fix the Chrome SSL bug

PSA: How to temporarily fix the Chrome SSL bug

Over the weekend, Google Chrome received an update that prevented the browser from accessing SSL based services such as Gmail, as well as Facebook and Twitter. While Google has acknowledged the problem on Google Groups, a solution has yet to be pushed out. In the meantime, there are two temporary fixes for the problem so that you can continue using Chrome without frustration.

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Google Chrome hit by SSL bug restricting Google services

Google Chrome hit by SSL bug restricting Google services

Google Chrome today has been hit by a bug that prevents the browser from logging on to Google services requiring SSL, such as Gmail and Google Docs. After an update was pushed to Google Chrome, users on Windows 7 found that trying to access Google services resulted in an “Invalid Server Certificate” message, with no way around the problem except to use another browser.

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Galaxy Nexus hit by signal issues with 4.0.4 update

Galaxy Nexus hit by signal issues with 4.0.4 update

Back when the Galaxy Nexus was originally released, there was a nasty bug that caused the volume of the device to fluctuate wildly, subsequently fixed with a firmware update. With the update to Android 4.0.4 brings a much more serious bug to the Galaxy Nexus: signal issues. Users on xda-developers have reported poor signal when updating to the latest version of Android OTA.

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Battlefield 3 game update cripples PS3 users

Battlefield 3 game update cripples PS3 users

A recently released update to the PS3 version of Battlefield 3 was supposed to offer a more enjoyable gaming experience. Instead, what some players are experiencing is random system crashes and glitches that are forcing them to perform hard resets of their console. Developer DICE has faced previous problems with the PS3, as a previously released expansion pack also caused some users to experience game-crippling bugs.

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Chrome 18 release fixes bug competition finds

Chrome 18 release fixes bug competition finds

It was the Pwnium competition held by Google that revealed the bugs that the newest release of Google's Chrome web browser version 18. This version has been release today to the public in its first stable release, and includes notes to the effect of congratulating the participants of the Pwnium competition for their hard work and great contributions to the Chrome project. The Chromium security page has full details of what this update is all about, meanwhile let's have a look at some simplified details below!

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Microsoft Azure refunds to compensate for Leap Day outage

Microsoft Azure refunds to compensate for Leap Day outage

Microsoft will be offering sweeping refunds for customers of its Azure cloud service, regardless of whether or not their individual service was impacted. The refunds are to compensate for an embarrassing bug that caused some customers to be unable to access their service on Leap Day. Yes, even in 2012 computer systems can be crippled because the month of February this year had more days than it did last year.

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IRS’s “Where’s My Refund?” tool doesn’t know where your refund is

IRS’s “Where’s My Refund?” tool doesn’t know where your refund is

A computer glitch over at your friendly neighborhood Internal Revenue Service has crippled the agency's usually helpful online tool that allows users to track the status of their IRS refund. The organization has admitted that a glitch has occurred, which tells users there is no record of their tax return on file even when, in fact, the IRS has it and it is being processed on time. Users are being directed to the agency's online schedule that outlines when users should expect their refund through direct deposit or a physical mailed check.

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Bethesda’s Skyrim on PS3 finally gets patch

Bethesda’s Skyrim on PS3 finally gets patch

After months of agony, PS3 gamers are now finally able to download a patch for the newest Elder Scrolls game that promises to fix what was a monumental lag glitch. The problem revolved around the save file, which got bigger and bigger as players progressed deeper into the game. As a result, the more time you put into Skyrim, the more frustrating you'd get. Now, though, it seems whatever was causing that problem has been taken care of.

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Apple iMessage bug allows others to spy on your convos

Apple iMessage bug allows others to spy on your convos

For iPhone users, the iMessage platform is quite a popular alternative to traditional SMS text messaging. But did you know there's a glitch that allows a third party to sneak in, view, and even participate in your iMessage conversations? It doesn't matter if you reset your password, disable your iMessages app, or even perform a remote wipe of your phone. On the flip side, though, it also isn't exactly an easy glitch to exploit.

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