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It wasn't me! CNN only pushed a Korean missile story once, Apple News mishap pushed it 20x


UPDATED: Apple News clarified that the problem is with its push service, not with CNN or Fox News, and is working to prevent duplicates in the future.
 
CNN had a story yesterday, and it was a decent story - about the guy who sent the fake North Korean missile alert in Hawaii being fired. It said that the person is not cooperating with investigators, as they really thought there was a missile hurtling from the toy town of Kim Jong-un to the Hawaiian shores, hence the mass text sent via the state's emergency service that brought people to a panic earlier this month.

The story was worth a push notification, deemed CNN, and it went out through its servers to Apple News subscribers everywhere. CNN only sent it once, though, while the News app, in its turn, pushed it anywhere from 15-25 times, according to the mass rants exodus on Twitter. 

CNN was forced to issue a statement that the problem is on the News servers' part, and Apple confirmed it's the app's fault; moreover, News subscribers also mention they received multiple instances of one and the same push notification from Fox as well. Long story short, you'd better turn off push notifications from the News app on your iPhone, until the dust settles, and Apple remedies the mishap on its part.

 source: 9to5Mac

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9 Comments

1. w1000i

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

apple notification center is a TRASH

4. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1408; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

iPhone users = CNN readers = brainwashed

5. palmguy

Posts: 952; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Great start for 2018 Apple. The software problems continue.

6. raky_b

Posts: 359; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

And then they talk about russian propaganda...is there anyone that belives that U.S. doesn't do the same!? You are not being bombed by Korean nuclear weapons, you are all bombed with "news" that CNN, and such are throwing in a name of US government.

7. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Well...I just deleted news, weather, maps and few more apps as part of my initial iPhone setup :)

10. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Apple still trying to figure things out...

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