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Sheryl Sandberg Offers Meh Apology For Creepy Facebook Study

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Sheryl Sandberg has churned out a lackluster apology for that weird psychological study Facebook secretly conducted on its users, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Delivered yesterday on a trip to New Delhi, the COO’s apology marked the first public statement by a Facebook executive in response to the study, which sought to determine whether data scientists could manipulate the emotions of 700,000 of the social media site’s users (answer: not really). Read More

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Yo Is Sorry for Last Week’s Hack, Has Hired One of The Hackers, Yo

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After a rather destructive hack last Friday, the world’s dumbest app seems to finally have everything under control.

“We were lucky enough to get hacked at an early stage and the issue has been fixed,” Yo founder Or Arbel wrote in a June 21 Medium post. “We are also lucky because this hack and security breach is really highlighting what Yo is, and what we are all about.” Read More

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GoDaddy Super Sorry For Epic Outage, Offers One Month Credit

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GoDaddy feels so bad about its huge outage on Monday the domain register is offering customers one full month credit for their accounts.

In a letter sent to GoDaddy customers Wednesday, interim CEO Scott Wagner said GoDaddy owed customers “a big apology” for the service outage, which the hosting provider insists “was due to a series of internal network events that corrupted router data tables.”

Mr. Wagner did take a moment to defend the company before making the big announcement: Read More

After After the Fact

Mike Daisey Finally Gives the Apology The Media Has Been Waiting For

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After a swath of deflection attempts and half-apologies, notorious truth-exaggerator and Apple opponent Mike Daisey has finally issued the genuine apology we’ve all been waiting for.

In an entry posted to his blog yesterday, Mr. Daisey apologized to everyone who ever paid him a modicum of attention, including his audience, theater coworkers, journalists and human rights advocates, for exaggerating the negative details of Apple’s Chinese factory conditions on “This American Life.” Read More