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Delta says cancellations continue as it tries to restore operations after tech outage

Airlines, including Delta Air Lines, continued to struggle to restore operations two days after a faulty software update caused technological havoc worldwide and resulted in several carriers grounding flights
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Kaycee Friend, center, of Pendleton, Ore., waits in line at the Delta Terminal after her flight was cancelled, Friday, July 19, 2024, at Logan International Airport in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
July 21

Travel chaos continues as global tech outage drags into 3rd day

Growing frustration persists for travelers across the country after the worldwide crash caused by cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, leaving many with travel delays and cancellations.
July 21
VIDEO: Travel chaos continues as global tech outage drags into 3rd day
July 21

Small businesses grapple with global tech outages created by CrowdStrike

Businesses from airlines to hospitals have been grappling with faulty software update that caused technological havoc worldwide on Friday
July 21
A patron walks out of a Starbucks at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Friday, July 19, 2024, in Phoenix. A global technology outage grounded flights, knocked banks offline and media outlets off air after a faulty software update disrupted companies and services around the world and highlighted their dependence on just a handful of providers (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
July 20

California officials say largest trial court in US victim of ransomware attack

California officials say that a ransomware attack has shut down the computer system of the largest trial court in the country
July 20
July 20

Malicious actors trying to exploit global tech outage for their own gain

As the world continues to recover from massive business and travel disruptions caused by a faulty software update from cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, malicious actors are trying to exploit the situation for their own gain
July 20
American Airlines planes wait at gates at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Friday, July 19, 2024, in Phoenix. An overnight outage was blamed on a software update that cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike sent to Microsoft computers of its corporate customers including many airlines. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
July 20

Meet some of the world's cleanest pigs, raised to grow kidneys and hearts for humans

Some of the world's cleanest pigs are being raised in the Virginia mountains to supply kidneys and hearts for animal-to-human organ transplants
July 20
Seen through a microscope, DNA is removed from a pig egg cell near Blacksburg, Va., on May 30, 2024, before a genetically modified cell is inserted. (AP Photo/Shelby Lum)
July 20

What to know about the Kids Online Safety Act and its chances of passing

The last time Congress passed a law to protect children on the internet was in 1998 — before Facebook, before the iPhone and long before today’s oldest teenagers were born
July 20
FILE - Students work on a laptop computer at Stonewall Elementary in Lexington, Ky., Feb. 6, 2023. A bill aiming to protect kids from the harms of social media, gaming sites and other online platforms appears to have enough bipartisan support to pass, though whether it actually will remains uncertain. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
July 20

How a faulty CrowdStrike update crashed computers around the world

Airlines, banks, hospitals and other risk-averse organizations around the world chose cybersecurity company CrowdStrike to protect their computer systems from hackers and data breaches
July 20
A patron walks out of a Starbucks at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Friday, July 19, 2024, in Phoenix. A global technology outage grounded flights, knocked banks offline and media outlets off air after a faulty software update disrupted companies and services around the world and highlighted their dependence on just a handful of providers (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
July 20

Tech outage latest | Airlines and others rush to get back on track after global tech disruption

Transport providers, businesses and governments are rushing to get all their systems back online after long disruptions following a widespread technology outage
July 20
A technician removes software from an information display near United Airlines gates at the Chicago O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Friday, July 19, 2024, after software issues delayed and canceled flights globally. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 19

The software update that crashed computers around the world

ABC News’ Trevor Ault speaks with cybersecurity expert Beau Woods who explains how CrowdStrike’s firewall software works and answers whether hackers could cause a similar crash.
July 19
VIDEO: The software update that crashed computers around the world
July 19

Major Microsoft outage causes global chaos

Millions worldwide were experiencing error messages and the dreaded “blue screen of death.” Suzanne Spaulding, Director of Defending Democratic Institutions joins the show.
July 19
VIDEO: Major Microsoft outage causes global chaos
July 19

Pig transplant research yields a surprise: Bacon safe for some people allergic to red meat

Some people develop a weird allergy to red meat after being bitten by a lone star tick yet find they can still eat pork from a surprising source - certain pigs originally bred for human organ transplants
July 19
David Ayares, president and chief scientific officer of Revivicor, holds a package of frozen meat during an interview at the company’s offices in Blacksburg, Va., on May 30, 2024. His company genetically modified pigs, known as GalSafe pigs, so they no longer carry a sugar responsible for alpha-gal syndrome, an allergy to red meat. (AP Photo/Shelby Lum)
July 19

Tech outage halts surgeries, medical treatments across the US

A global technology outage has curtailed treatment at hospitals across the country
July 19
This photo provided by the family in 2024 shows Gary Baulos, left, with his daughter, Alison, and her daughter, Athena, at the Art Institute of Chicago. Alison Baulos says her 73-year-old father was about to head to a Kentucky hospital for open-heart surgery when it was abruptly canceled Friday morning, July 19, 2024. His was one of the many operations and medical treatments halted across the country Friday because of a global technology outage. (Courtesy Alison Baulos via AP)
July 19

Nigeria fines Meta $220 million for violating data protection and consumer rights laws

Nigeria's government has fined Meta $220 million after its investigations found “multiple and repeated” violations of the country’s data protection and consumer rights laws on Facebook and WhatsApp
July 19
July 19

Better 'Plan B's' needed for tech companies

Alex Hamerstone, advisory solutions director at the cybersecurity firm TrustedSec, says the manual fix may not be easily implemented by those who work from home without IT support staff.
July 19
VIDEO: Better 'Plan B's' needed for tech companies
July 19

CrowdStrike has solution to IT outage, but everything still not back to normal

John Dwyer, the director of security research at cybersecurity firm Binary Defense, says a final solution will require a significant amount of manual effort to implement.
July 19
VIDEO: CrowdStrike has solution to IT outage, but everything still not back to normal
July 19

How CrowdStrike can prevent global outages in the future

Transportation delays, emergency phone services and computer errors were just some of the problems caused by a software glitch.
July 19
VIDEO: How Crowdstrike can prevent such a massive outage in the future
July 19

Cybersecurity expert shocked by extent of CrowdStrike IT issue

Computer science professor and cybersecurity expert Justin Cappos said, "Microsoft did not do a very good job with quality assurance," and expressed shock an outage like this could occur in 2024.
July 19
VIDEO: "Microsoft did not do a very good job," says cyber security expert Justin Cappos
July 19

Your flight was canceled by the technology outage. What do you do next?

Thousands of flights have been canceled after a worldwide internet outage hit many leading airlines, forcing passengers to scramble to save their vacations and other trips
July 19
Kaycee Friend, center, of Pendleton, Ore., waits in line at the Delta Terminal after her flight was cancelled, Friday, July 19, 2024, at Logan International Airport in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
July 19

Member of eBay security team sentenced in harassment scheme involving bloody pig mask

The scheme targeted a couple whose online newsletter upset eBay executives.
July 19
FILE - An eBay app is shown on a mobile phone, July 11, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
July 19

Moon fests, moon movie and even a full moon mark 55th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing

Saturday marks the 55th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin
July 19
FILE - A footprint left by one of the astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission is seen in the soft, powdery surface of the moon on July 20, 1969. (NASA via AP, File)
July 19

Tech disruptions sparked by software update highlight the fragility of globally connected technology

Airlines, banks, hospitals and other risk-averse organizations around the world chose cybersecurity company CrowdStrike to protect their computer systems from hackers and data breaches
July 19
Delayed flight schedules are displayed on a screen at LaGuardia Airport in New York on Friday, July 19, 2024, after a faulty CrowdStrike update caused a major internet outage for computers running Microsoft Windows. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)
July 19

A massive tech outage is causing worldwide disruptions. Here's what we know

Much of the world has faced online disarray as a widespread technology outage affected companies and services across industries — grounding flights, knocking banks and hospital systems offline and media outlets off air
July 19
A passenger looks at a departures monitor at the Des Moines International Airport, Friday, July 19, 2024, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 19

Humans caused climate change. Amid the suffering, now they must solve it

The last few years have been brutal for the climate — and for the humans and other living things within it
July 19
FILE - Roberto Figueroa Caballero sits on a small table in his home that was destroyed by Hurricane Maria in La Perla neighborhood on the coast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
July 19

Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike said an issue that has caused major disruptions is not a security incident or cyberattack

Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike said an issue that has caused major disruptions is not a security incident or cyberattack
July 19
July 19

Internet outage latest | Airlines, businesses, border crossings hit by global tech disruption

Businesses and governments worldwide experienced hours-long disruptions as a widespread technology outage affected services across industries
July 19
Cancelled and delayed flights are seen on a monitor at the Des Moines International Airport, Friday, July 19, 2024, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 19

Netflix ends cheapest ad-free subscription plan in US

Customers paying $11.99 for basic plan will now have to pay $15.99 to remain ad-free.
July 19
VIDEO:  Netflix ends cheapest ad-free subscription plan in US
July 19

A widespread technology outage is disrupting flights around the globe on a busy summer travel day

A widespread technology outage is disrupting flights around the globe on a busy summer travel day
July 19
July 19

A faulty software update causes havoc worldwide for airlines, hospitals and governments

A global technology outage grounded flights, knocked banks offline and media outlets off air after a faulty software update disrupted companies and services around the world and highlighted their dependence on just a handful of providers
July 19
Flight boards show delayed or canceled flights at Minneapolis/St. Paul International airport after software issues delayed flights globally, Friday, July 19, 2024, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Adam Bettcher)
July 19

A global internet outage is affecting airlines, banks, media and offices from the U.S. to Australia

A global internet outage is affecting airlines, banks, media and offices from the U.S. to Australia
July 19
July 19

How boot camps are helping to address the historic gap in internet access on US tribal lands

A boot camp on a California ranch could help improve internet access on U.S. tribal lands
July 19
Christopher Mitchell, a co-founder of the Tribal Broadband Bootcamp, stands on a rail next to spools of cables during the Tribal Broadband Bootcamp in Aguanga, Calif., Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
July 18

The winner in China's panda diplomacy: the pandas themselves

China’s giant panda loan program has long been a tool of diplomacy, but its significance for species conservation has proved important, too
July 18
Male Giant Panda, Mei Sheng born in San Diego Zoo (US) in 2003 and returned to China in 2007, eats bamboo under a hut at the Bifengxia Panda Base of the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda in Ya'an, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Monday, June 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Caroline Chen)
July 18

Netflix's subscriber and earnings growth gather more momentum as password-sharing crackdown pays off

Netflix’s subscriber and earnings growth accelerated in its latest quarter as the video streaming service benefits from a crackdown on freeloading viewers, an expansion into advertising and an acclaimed programming lineup
July 18
FILE - Awards, including an Emmy, are displayed at Netflix headquarters Los Gatos, Calif. on March 7, 2024. Netflix reports earnings on Thursday, July 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Mike Liedtke, File)
July 18

Netflix's quarterly subscriber and earnings growth accelerates as the streaming service widens its lead over rivals

Netflix's quarterly subscriber and earnings growth accelerates as the streaming service widens its lead over rivals
July 18
July 18

Boeing is closer to understanding thruster failures on its first astronaut flight with latest test

Boeing is closer to understanding what went wrong with its astronaut capsule in orbit, now that testing is complete on a spare thruster here on Earth
July 18
FILE - In this photo provided by NASA, Boeing Crew Flight Test astronauts Suni Williams and Butch Wilmore, center, pose with Expedition 71 Flight Engineers Mike Barratt, left, and Tracy Dyson, aboard the International Space Station's Quest airlock on June 24, 2024. Officials said Thursday, July 18, there’s still no return date for Williams and Wilmore, who have been at the International Space Station since June 6. (NASA via AP, File)
July 18

Amazon says this year's Prime Day was its biggest ever

Amazon says it had its best Prime Day sales event ever this week
July 18
An Amazon employee walks past load Amazon packages on a cart on the floor at Amazon's DAX7 delivery station during Amazon's annual Prime Day event on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, in South Gate, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
July 18

Greenhouses are becoming more popular, but there's little research on how to protect workers

The latest agricultural census shows the number of greenhouse and nursery workers in the U.S. has grown by 16,000 in recent years
July 18
Bill Werner, Lead Greenhouse Manager of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis, points toward the temperature in a greenhouse at the Core Greenhouse Complex on the campus in Davis, Calif., Monday, May 20, 2024. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 18

Green agendas clash in Nevada as company grows rare plant to help it survive effects of a mine

A grand experiment is underway in Nevada where an endangered desert wildflower stands in the way of a mining company's plans to dig for lithium to help speed production of batteries for electric cars and other green energy projects
July 18
A greenhouse used to grow Tiehm's buckwheat is shown in Gardnerville, Nevada, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. The endangered desert wildflower stands in the way of a mining company's plans to dig for lithium to help speed production of batteries for electric cars and other green energy projects. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)
July 18

Chinese-led consortium pulls out of contract to build Cyprus' first natural gas import terminal

A Chinese-led consortium has pulled out of its contract with Cyprus to build the island nation’s first natural gas import terminal over what it says was the Cypriot government’s failure to pay what it owed for work completed this year
July 18
July 18

Nokia sees double-digit fall in Q2 profit, sales in weak 5G market but sees improved 2nd half

Wireless and fixed-network equipment maker Nokia has reported a double-digit fall in profit and sales in the second quarter due to a continuing weak market as clients are holding off investments in 5G technology
July 18
July 17

Artists are taking things into their own hands to protect their work from generative AI

As image-generating AI continues to evolve, artists are increasingly fighting against what they see as an existential threat to their craft
July 17
FILE - Artist Karla Ortiz poses next to one of her paintings, right, in San Francisco, Aug. 4, 2023. The version of the painting uploaded online belies a hidden defense system — a tool called Glaze that masks the artist's style and cloaks the art from use by generative AI. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
July 17

Stegosaurus fossil fetches nearly $45M, setting record for dinosaur auctions

Sotheby's says the nearly complete fossilized remains of a stegosaurus have sold for $44.6 million at a New York auction
July 17
A stegosaurus skeleton is displayed at Sotheby's New York in New York, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Pamela Smith)
July 17

How NASA and SpaceX will bring down the space station when it's retired

SpaceX will use a powerful, souped-up capsule to shove the International Space Station out of orbit once time is up for the sprawling lab
July 17
This photo provided by NASA, taken from the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour, shows the International Space Station on Nov. 8, 2021. NASA and SpaceX discussed plans on Wednesday, July 17, 2024, to shove the International Space Station out of orbit and steer it toward a watery grave in the next decade. (NASA via AP)
July 17

NASA cancels its moon rover mission, citing cost overruns and launch delays

NASA is canceling a water-seeking moon rover because of cost overruns and launch delays
July 17
This photo provided by NASA shows the Viper (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration) vehicle at the Johnson Space Center in Houston on July 7, 2024. On Wednesday, July 17, 2024, NASA said it is canceling the water-seeking moon rover, citing cost overruns and launch delays. (Helen Arase Vargas/NASA via AP)
July 17

Blade collapse, New York launch and New Jersey research show uneven progress of offshore wind

Three events Wednesday highlighted the uneven progress of the offshore wind industry in the northeastern U.S. They include the start of the Sunrise Wind project in New York, research aimed at preventing environmental damage in New Jersey, and a tempora...
July 17
FILE - Giant wind turbine blades for the Vineyard Winds project are stacked on racks in the harbor, July 11, 2023, in New Bedford, Mass. Vineyard Wind said Tuesday, July 16, 2024, that it is working to recover debris on Nantucket's southern-facing beaches after one of the wind turbine blades suffered damage last weekend. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
July 17

A meteor streaked over the NYC skyline before disintegrating over New Jersey

NASA has confirmed that meteor streaked over the New York City skyline before disintegrating over nearby New Jersey
July 17
FILE - People look out at the New York City skyline at sunset, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Jersey City, N.J. A meteor streaked across the New York City skyline before disintegrating over nearby New Jersey, according to NASA. William Cooke, the head of the space agency's Meteoroid Environments Office, said the fireball was first sighted at an altitude of 51 miles (82 kilometers) above Manhattan at around 11:17 a.m. Tuesday, Juky 14, 2024. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson, File)
July 17

Concerns over data usage in AI development

Apple, NVidia and Anthropic have reportedly used transcripts from YouTube videos to train AI models without permission.
July 17
VIDEO:  Concerns over data usage in AI development
July 17

European Union court says TikTok owner can't avoid bloc's law cracking down on digital giants

TikTok owner ByteDance can’t avoid the bloc’s crackdown on digital giants, a European Union court says
July 17
FILE - The icon for the video sharing TikTok app is seen on a smartphone, Feb. 28, 2023, in Marple Township, Pa. TikTok owner ByteDance can't avoid the bloc's crackdown on digital giants, a European Union court said Wednesday, July 17, 2024 in a decision that found the video sharing platform falls under a new law that also covers Apple, Google and Microsoft. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
July 17

UN climate talks leader says financial help for poor nations is urgent goal

The head of upcoming climate negotiations is telling world leaders that a new financial aid package for poor and disaster-struck nations is the urgent and make-or-break goal of United Nations talks this fall
July 17
FILE - United Nations Climate Chief Simon Stiell speaks during a Chatham House event in London, April 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
July 16

Webcam monitors hundreds of rattlesnakes at a Colorado 'mega den' for citizen science

A “mega den” of rattlesnakes at a remote location in northern Colorado is now available for live, round-the-clock viewing online
July 16
This undated image made from a video provided by Project RattleCam shows a "mega den" of rattlesnakes in a remote location in northern Colorado. California Polytechnic State University scientists recently put up a webcam on the den, which they say is one of the biggest they've ever seen. (Project RattleCam via AP)
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