NHS Covid-19 App Sent Users False Alerts About Area Risk Levels

The UK’s official covid-19 contact-tracing app, displayed above, went live on Sept. 24 and has already experienced a host of technical issues.

The UK’s official covid-19 contact-tracing app, displayed above, went live on Sept. 24 and has already experienced a host of technical issues.
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Users of the state coronavirus app in England and Wales were alarmed to see their area’s risk level fluctuate out of nowhere on Friday in what turned out to be a technical glitch, the Guardian reports. As if anyone needed more stress this year.

The Department of Health and Social Care said on Saturday that the bug affected updates to the app’s postcode alert system and it has since been resolved.

“We are aware of an issue which impacted updates to postcode alerts for some app users this evening,” an agency spokesperson told the outlet. “This was identified and resolved within an hour and users’ phones will automatically update to show the correct local alert level for their area,

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Comcast hopes to restore Bay Area internet service by end of Friday

Close to 4,000 Bay Area homes and businesses lost Comcast internet service due to the PG&E outages.



text: Thousands of Comcast customers are without internet service in the Bay Area due to the PG&E outages.


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Thousands of Comcast customers are without internet service in the Bay Area due to the PG&E outages.


Comcast said Thursday that outages affected about 3,000 homes and 150 businesses in Oakland; about 280 homes in St. Helena; 240 homes in the city of Sonoma; 150 homes in the greater San Jose area; 80 homes in Woodside; and 20 in Walnut Creek.

The company told The Chronicle on Friday that all of its customers are expected to have their internet service back by the end of the day.

PG&E cut off power on Wednesday to thousands of residents in the Bay Area due to extreme weather conditions that can spark wildfires.

For some residents, the internet has gone out even though the lights stayed on due to the location

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Using Data Recovery Software Does Not Mean Data Recovery In The Local Area Will Be Successful

It is easy to think data recovery software will solve hard disk recovery problems, but software does not always do the best job with data recovery in the local region. Do you an already have a duplicate copy of the software, stored elsewhere or a virus has damaged your files. In these cases, it may be easier to perform data recovery, using the software. If your problem is a hard disk drive itself, running software is a bad idea.

Software is not going to help perform hard disk recovery on a hard drive that is failing. The software is not designed for this type of recovery in local area and it could cause further damage to data, especially if the data is taken to a data recovery specialist after running a software program.

The real reason software does not work on a failed Drive

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