Ferrari has recalled nearly every car it’s sold since 2005, Google has suffered a service outage, and Meta’s new chatbot is already spouting false statements.
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Ferrari is currently recalling almost all cars sold since 2005. The reason for the recall is the brake fluid reservoir cap. It won’t vent, vacuum builds up, and brake fluid can leak out. According to Ars Technica, the fix is fairly simple, requiring only new brake fluid reservoir caps and a software patch that tells the driver if the brake fluid reservoir is low. Ferrari says only about 1% of cars are actually affected by this problem, but they are cautiously replacing all of their cars. This recall involves approximately 23,555 vehicles in the United States. Owners must be notified by the end of September when to bring their car in for repairs from Ferrari.
Google experienced some issues early Tuesday morning, with users in the US, UK, Australia, Singapore and elsewhere reporting search engine issues that brought it temporarily down. DownDetector.com has confirmed that the website is “problematic”. The company apologized shortly after, saying the issue affected services like his Gmail and Maps. He has over 40,000 users in the US reporting that Google is not working.
Meta’s new BlenderBot 3 AI chatbot was released in the US last Friday. But less than a week after going out, he’s already learned enough from his online interactions to make some false statements. The Mashable article reportedly included claims of Donald Trump winning the 2020 US presidential election, as well as anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. This is vaguely reminiscent of Microsoft Tay, released six years ago. In 2016, Microsoft’s chatbot started praising Adolf Hitler so much that it went offline just two days after his release.
Burger King accidentally emailed thousands of customers empty order receipts.The empty emails began popping up shortly after midnight on Tuesday. A customer turned to her Twitter to discuss what these emails mean. Some even received two emails from Burger His King. The order email was completely blank and was sent from Burger King’s primary promotional marketing email address. The cause of the empty email is still unknown. According to The Verge’s report, there are no clear indications that Burger King has been compromised. According to the article, many people who received the email don’t even remember creating a Burger King account.
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Hashtag Trends August 10th – Ferrari recall. Stop Google.Meta’s New Chatbot and Its Problems
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