15 Of The Oddest, Most Egregious Glitches in Technology History
Since the Trump-era law First Step Act was implemented, there have been many criticisms of its inadequacies. One issue is that a new computer app created to automatically calculate inmates' "time credits" for early release has had major technical glitches. This has resulted in some prisoners being released later than they anticipated and even being sent back to prison after already being released to halfway homes. And on another note, as part of the Obamacare rollout, the American government set up an online insurance exchange. However, on its very first day, Sunday, Oct 1st, the data center critical for determining eligibility for subsidies and hosting HealthCare.gov went down. HHS spokeswoman Joanne Peters said network connectivity was lost due to a failure in the system- leaving many uninsured Americans struggling to access coverage. Not even top military hardware is immune to this kind of thing -- despite the navy's Smart Ship technology,the USS Yorktown ran into some issues when software glitches caused system failures. The very information technology that was supposed to make ships like the Yorktown more efficient ended up making them vulnerable to things like database overflow errors.