Apple emergency bug fix for ‘zombie’ iPhone photos: Tech & Science Daily podcast

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Apple has released an urgent security update after reports of a bug causing deleted iPhone and iPad photos to digitally resurrect themselves.

The iOS 17.5.1 patch comes after claims of a glitch where some device owners reported pictures reappearing on their Photos camera roll, apparently sometimes years after deletion.

Apple described the problem as “a rare issue” and blames “database corruption”.

Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong has issued a public apology after extreme turbulence hit a flight from Heathrow Airport to Singapore, leading to the death of a British man.

Geoff Kitchen, 73 from Bristol, suffered a suspected heart attack and seven other people aboard the Boeing 777 were seriously injured, with dozens more suffering minor wounds.

Tracking data from FlightAware showed the plane dropped suddenly from an altitude of 37,000ft to about 31,000 feet in just five minutes over Myanmar.

Flightradar24 says there were “severe” thunderstorms in the area at the time.

People who were infected with deadly viruses as a result of Britain’s contaminated blood scandal could each receive between more than £2 million in compensation, according to government “illustrative figures”.

More than 3,000 people died and more than 30,000 people were infected with HIV and hepatitis C between the 1970s and early 1990s from blood transfusions or blood products, creating the worst treatment disaster in NHS history.

In space news, it’s been announced that a German-built rocket has been successfully test-fired on the Shetland Islands ahead of the first space launch due later this year.

Meanwhile, Nasa has revealed plans for a plasma-powered rocket it’s claimed could take human explorers to Mars with an optimistic journey time of just two months.

Plus, under-40s type two diabetes alert, BT delays landline switchover, international AI safety plan and Attenborough’s childhood inspiration becomes nature reserve.

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