Lauren Goode

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Rare Skype Bug Sends Messages to Unintended Users; Fix in the Works

A recent update to video- and text-messaging platform Skype has resulted in some errant text messages being sent to recipients who weren’t meant to see the messages. Skype, which is owned by Microsoft, confirmed in a statement to Engadget that it is “rolling out a fix for this issue in the next few days” and will notify users when a new updated version of the application is available for download.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus