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Microsoft blames human error for WGA glitch

Microsoft blamed human error for a Windows Genuine Advantage problem that identified legitimate Windows users as pirates last week. According to Alex Kochis, Microsoft senior product manager for WGA, new software was accidentally loaded onto... More...

Computer Glitch Hammers Dow Jones

A computer glitch by the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) data system caused a sudden drop of around 200 points. The problem with the computers began at around 1:50 PM yesterday during a heavy selling... More...

Glitch Delays AOL E-Mail

Millions of AOL users encountered delays sending and receiving e-mail Thursday as the company worked to identify and fix a software glitch. AOL spokesman Nicholas Graham said the company was investigating the cause of the... More...

PayPal Glitch Sparks Customer Anger

Online payments company PayPal is working to fix a glitch that has been causing duplicate debit card withdrawals and deposits on some customer accounts since the beginning of September. The problem first... More...

AOL Fixes IM Glitch

Four days after an internal error caused the accidental purging of legitimate IM accounts, America Online Inc. began recovering Monday to restore access to thousands of affected users. The company's technicians have successfully restored the... More...

Glitch Locks Out Money Users

It's the end of the month--bill-paying time--and some Money 2004 users are wishing they'd kept their cash in an old mattress instead of relying on Microsoft's financial software. A snafu with a couple of Microsoft... More...

Another Technical Glitch Slows Yahoo!

First a "sophisticated" attack then "hardware problems" have slowed Yahoo! twice in three days. Whether for better (increased Yahoo! Mail storage space) or worse (dropped Enterprise IM support and "server issues"), Yahoo! has been in... More...

Amazon glitch unmasks war of reviewers

Thanks devilman2590. Close observers of Amazon.com noticed something peculiar this week: the company's Canadian site had suddenly revealed the identities of thousands of people who had anonymously posted book reviews on the United States site... More...

Software glitch brings Y2K deja vu

Software running on thousands of computers worldwide will become inoperable in a few weeks because of an obscure date-related glitch, and developers are rushing to create and apply patches. Sound familiar? Software... More...

Security glitch in Mac OS X?

Forgotten your Mac OS X Screensaver password? No problem... Obviously if you're relying on a screensaver password to protect your sensitive data, you probably deserve whatever you get... A REPORT on a... More...

Intel reveals Itanium 2 glitch

Intel disclosed an electrical problem Monday that can cause computers using its flagship Itanium 2 processor to behave erratically or crash. Customers can sidestep the problem by setting the processor to run... More...

Glitch bungles Amazon orders

Thanks xStainDx for this. Online retailer Amazon.com this week canceled thousands of orders for a high-end cell phone that because of a technical glitch had appeared to be free, an Amazon representative said Friday. ... More...

Software glitch grounds new Nikon camera

Nikon has temporarily halted shipments of its latest high-end digital camera after discovering a software flaw that, under certain circumstances, can cripple the device if a user doesn't remove the lens cap before switching on... More...

Game site recovers from Passport glitch

Microsoft's Zone gaming site appeared to be recovering Wednesday, a day after numerous consumers were shut out by glitches related to the site's switchover to the software giant's Passport identity-authentication service. In a notice... More...

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