Breaking News Emails
If you use the BBC News app, you might have seen a strange breaking news alert on Wednesday. "BREAKING NEWS No nudity in latest episode of Game of Thrones!!! MORE BREAKING NEWS IIIIII like testing." Chances are winter is coming for the person who sent out the message, as BBC News has blamed the push notification on a "testing error" and maintains that the "account has not been hacked." Seeing how popular both nudity and the HBO show "Game of Thrones" are, it's possible that this faux pas could actually increase the number of people downloading the BBC News iOS and Android apps, which added push notifications in July 2013.
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