Low on the list, but certainly not nonzero. Given the increasing number of devices out there it's probably happening around the world with some regularity. There just isn't a way for most of us to properly measure or attribute the occurrences.
Say you're driving down the interstate and your cruise control shuts off, but you're sure you didn't bump the brake. Your $1.49 bag of chips rings up as $9.49 at the grocery store, but re-scans at the correct price after a void. A few pixels go blurry in an otherwise flawless TV broadcast. We tend to chalk these things up as "a glitch" and go on with life, but a few of them really are caused by tiny visitors from outer space...
I recall reading that most space probes are designed this way, due to increased exposure to radiation. Flipped bits are a serious problem in space, the hope is that only one event occurs at a time so that the other two processors maintain quorum.
My problem with AMP is that Google returns tons of those results for normal searches as well. It's supposed to be Accelerated Mobile Pages, but I'm not on mobile, I'm on a desktop. I don't want to see stripped-down AMP results, I want to go to the original page.
There's 100% chance that their "junk detection algorithm" tagged this as something that would offend uptight pricks in the suburbs. Those kind of people will insist on junk being covered on renaissance masterpieces.
Reminds me of the guy who lost an election to a dead man, but was still appointed Attorney General. Let the Eagle Soar! Just don't let any nipples show.
What's not to like?
Digital books and e-readers, that's what. I want a book I can hold, feel, smell, turn the pages. A book doesn't need to be charged, it doesn't come encumbered by DRM, there's no glare reflecting back off its pages. And my eyes are compatible with every book, I don't need to worry about what format it's in and whether or not it works with my specific pair of ocular devices.
There was a site like this up several years ago called youhavedownloaded.com. There was a big to-do when people started plugging in IPs allocated to record labels and movie studios, and found that those people were pirating tons of shit.
After more than two years of public implementation and internal study, Google security architects have declared Security Keys their preferred form of two-factor authentication.
OK Google, then offer to ship these dongles out to your users at no cost. I'm not going to buy yet another little thing that's going to break, or get lost, or get stolen; I'll use it if it's free, though. I like PayPal's approach, they mailed out free SecurID dongles to anyone with a business account who asked for one. Mine still works fine on the original battery 10 years later.
Deleting those accounts as they pop up would make it kinda hard for intelligence services to keep tabs on them. It's more valuable to leave them active for awhile, see who's visiting and following, and then purge them in batches.
Except they aren't testing (solely) in developing countries; this test and whatever anomaly ensued took place in Arizona. Not exactly the population center of the US, granted, but the tests are being done here at home.
Facebook isn't alone in this regard, either, as Google has its own fleet of experimental drones. N749G flew over my house in the Memphis suburbs last Monday night enroute from KSIK to KOLV. The FAA says it's an "Ashfloyd Hummingbird," whose manufacturer has essentially zero public presence, but the model has been tied to Google's Project Wing. I kinda wish they'd keep their testing a little more remote.
What the MPAA ought to do, then, is seize the site assets, anglicize (or internationalize) everything, and set up their own site that charges a couple bucks per stream without any advertising. Of course we know that will never happen, they'd rather bitch and moan about piracy than provide more consumer-friendly options.
Machines have less problems. I'd like to be a machine. -- Andy Warhol