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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