A screw up at the NY Times
Did The New York Times just cancel home delivery of its newspaper to everyone, across the nation? An email apparently sent out to the entire user database appeared to suggest that. In fact, the Times even sent the email to people that don't subscribe to the paper -- a total of 8.6 million readers, rather than the 300 it intended to message, the company said.
I only got the email saying there had been a mistake. I did not get the first one. This contributes to the problems that have recently plagued the Times.“Dear home delivery subscriber, Our records indicate that you recently requested to cancel your home delivery subscription. Please keep in mind when your delivery service ends, you will no longer have unlimited access to NYTimes.com and our NYTimes apps. We do hope you’ll reconsider."Was it a hack? Or a mistake? Or the actions of a disgruntled employee? Or all of the above? Yes, the Times said.