BBC apologizes for bizarre mobile app push notification

A weird push notification was sent out to users of a BBC app, but the broadcaster has insisted security was not breached.

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Published Thu, Jun 26 2014 9:47 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:16 PM CST

The BBC has had to apologize to its mobile app users following a weird push notification sent from its news app full of nonsequiturs.

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Twitter users wondered if the BBC had its security compromised when the app said: "NYPD Twitter campaign 'backfires' after hashtag hijacked. Push sucks! Pull blows! BREAKING NEWS No nudity in latest episode of Game of Thrones!!! MORE BREAKING NEWS IIIIIII like testing."

The broadcasting house insisted that its security had not, in fact, been breached - and that the notification was down to good old fashioned human error. "We apologize to our app users who were unnecessarily interrupted with the alert," a BBC spokesperson said. "We've been in the process of testing new functionality for our apps and a test message was sent in error."

NEWS SOURCE:scotsman.com

Tamlin Magee is based in London. His name can be found around the web and in print, and he's mostly interested in the ways the rapid rate of technological development is affecting us and our surroundings.

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