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The Week Middle East - - News -

The NHS’s email sys­tem was tem­po­rar­ily dis­rupted this week when an IT worker in­ad­ver­tently sent a test email to all 1.2 mil­lion of her col­leagues – and dozens of workers then hit “re­ply all”, when ask­ing to be taken off the dis­tri­bu­tion list. One health ser­vice statis­ti­cian es­ti­mated that at least 186 mil­lion emails had been sent, over­load­ing the sys­tem for eight hours. Ap­ple has apol­o­gised for telling a cus­tomer that he couldn’t have a re­fund for his new iPhone un­less he showed that he wasn’t Sad­dam Hus­sein. Sharakat Hus­sain is 26 and comes from Birm­ing­ham, yet when Ap­ple was pro­cess­ing his re­fund, an em­ployee checked the US gov­ern­ment’s “De­nied Par­ties” list, de­cided there was a risk he might be the late Iraqi despot, and sent him an email ask­ing him to prove that he wasn’t.

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