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Facebook Apologises For Safety Check Glitch After Lahore Blast

Facebook apologised to users on the other side of the world from Sunday's suicide bombing in Lahore who received computer-addressed notices asking whether they were safe.

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Social Media News: Facebook users as far away as Virginia and New York showed notifications they received on social media site Twitter.

"Tragically, numerous people not affected by the crisis received a notification asking if they were alright," Facebook said in a post on its site. "This kind of bug is counter to the product's intent... We apologise to anybody who erroneously got the notification."

Some of the notices went out as text messages to mobile phones and asked, "Are you affected by the blast?" without giving any sign of where, or how close, the recipients were to danger.

More common notices showed on mobile devices and computer screens said the blast was in Lahore.

The blast by a suicide bomber at a park killed, at least, sixty nine (69) individuals, mostly children and women.

The flawed notices were the most recent stumble in Facebook's developing "Safety Check" practice of prompting users to rapidly let their friends know they are alright after being in the vicinity of a disaster.

In November, hours after blasts in Nigeria, Facebook activated Safety Check after criticism that it was being particular about deploying it. A couple of days before those blasts, Facebook had utilized it after bomb and gun attacks in Paris but not after suicide bombings in Beirut. Facebook already had utilized the feature after natural disasters, but not bombings or assaults.


Originally Published on Daily Times
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RESEARCHERS THINK THEY HAVE FOUND THE ZIKA VIRUS PATIENT ZERO

Researchers have narrowed their search to one carrier.

Zika Fever Symptoms


Zika is not the worst thing you could catch as an adult. Zika sufferers have a fever, a rash, maybe red eyes, some pain. It is only a pain in the ass, deadly bird flu, not some kind killer. But if a pregnant woman catches Zika, it is an entirely diverse ball game - Zika Fever Symptoms.

In South America newborn children of Zika-infected moms have suffered a variety of sometimes horrifying birth defects, including microcephaly—extremely diminished skull size and brain capacity. So normally scientists have been hard at work attempting to unravel how Zika made into the Americas in the first place - Zika Fever Treatment.

Turns out it was one lone Zika-infected idiot who traveled to Brazil in 2013, probably from a Pacific Island nation, who may have begun it all. That is one of the findings from researchers who published the expressively titled "Zika virus in the Americas: Early epidemiological and genetic discoveries" in Science this week. New York Magazine helped break down the Thick scientific narrative:


This study, dissimilar to the others that study just people's travel patterns, concentrates on the virus itself. Researchers were able to locate similarities among 23 viral genomes from Thailand, Colombia, Haiti, French Polynesia, Martinique, Suriname, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, and the Americas. Then, by creating a "molecular clock" that tracks the pace of mutations in blood samples from the past 3 years, they could work their way back to establish a date for its arrival.

Some have already censured the study, certainly questioning its accuracy by recommending it utilized far too small a sample to derive its outcomes - Zika Virus Symptoms. But, as New York noted, there are likewise statistics that back up the idea Zika was finally imported into the "New World" in 2013—such as the 50% jump in travelers heading to Brazil from French Polynesia at the time.

However Zika(Zika Fever) got here, it looks like it is not going anyplace, and since it is spring in the northern hemisphere, it looks like the still random number of cases of the virus found in the US are probable to rise.


Originally Published on Maxim

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