Barclays down: Online banking problems leave customers unable to access cash
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The bank began experiencing problems with technology earlier today which has left hundreds of Barclay’s customers without means of accessing their accounts. It’s the second bank to experience huge problems with online apps in just a few weeks, leading experts to call for banks to update their systems.
The outage affected a number of Britons in various locations according to the website downdetector.
It’s the latest high street back to suffer technical problems after Nationwide experienced three outages in as many weeks.
David Beard, editor-in-chief of Lendingexpert.co.uk, said it’s not good enough.
He added: “Banks need to invest in updating legacy systems and get to grips with fail-safe technology.
“For some people online banking isn’t a choice – they are being forced to use online or app-based banking due to so many branch closures in their area.”
Native Creation Recalls Sweaters
Seattle, Washington-based Native Creation has recalled about 170 units of Small Wool sweaters citing violation of the Federal Lead Paint ban, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
The recall involves Native Creation Small Wool Sweaters for children sizes 0 to 8. The sweaters were sold with dark gray, blue or black as the base color with multi-colored patterns.
The sweaters were manufactured in Ecuador and sold at Native Creation from December 2020 through January 2021 for about $29.
The sweaters have a hood attached, a zipper along the front and draw strings at the top and bottom of the zipper path.
According to the agency, the paint on the zipper pull contains levels of lead that exceed the maximums allowed. Excessive levels of lead can be toxic or cause other health problems to young children if the paint is ingested.
However, the company has not received any reports of incidents related to the product to date.
Consumers are urged to take the recalled sweater away from children and contact Native creation for a full refund.
In similar recalls for children’s products, Harriman, New York – based Mark of Fifth Avenue in December called back about 10,000 units of Star Art in Linen-branded children’s robes citing violation of federal flammability standard and burn risk.
Hanna Andersson LLC in early November called back about 3,200 units of baby ruffle rompers citing that the snaps on the romper could detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Teenage Researcher Claims Control Over 25 Teslas
A teenage security researcher claimed that he can control various functions in 25 Teslas across 13 countries. However, the researcher has also confirmed that this was not because of any glitch in Tesla’s software rather the fault of the owners.
The name of the researcher is David Colombo and he exposed the vulnerability through a series of Twitter posts on Tuesday.
Colombo, 19, claims that he can determine whether there is a driver inside or not, start the engine remotely, determine the vehicle’s exact location, and also control the door and windows at will. However, he cannot control the steering or the throttle of the vehicle reducing the risk of such an accident.
Colombo said, “Nevertheless I now can remotely run commands on 25+ Tesla’s in 13 countries without the owners knowledge. Regarding what I’m able to do with these Tesla’s now.
This includes disabling Sentry Mode, opening the doors/windows and even starting Keyless Driving.”
In the same thread, Colombo added, “Yes, I potentially could unlock the doors and start driving the affected Tesla’s. No I can not intervene with someone driving (other than starting music at max volume or flashing lights) and I also can not drive these Tesla’s remotely.”
Colombo said he has contacted the Tesla security authorities who are working to fix the issue.
Biden eliminating filibuster is ‘political theatre’: Georgia AG Chris Carr
Biden, Democrats eliminating filibuster is ‘political theatre’: Georgia AG Chris Carr
Attorney General Chris Carr argues Democrats seeking to end filibuster rules is a ‘distraction’ from real issues.
Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr joined "Varney & Co." Wednesday, suggesting that Biden eliminating filibuster rules is just a "distraction" from real issues happening nationwide.
CHRIS CARR: This is political theater. It's political theater to distract from what the real issues are. Everybody feels less safe around the country. Crime is up. You've seen the crisis at the border. You saw Afghanistan. Secondly, shelves are empty, and if you can find something to buy, we're paying more for everything. Those are the real issues.
But to talk about election integrity or voter suppression is simply a distraction, and the fact that a former Senator would do what he is doing to encourage the evisceration of the Senate rules is quite stunning.
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