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How One Fastly Customer Broke The Internet

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In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, a tech vendor named Fastly experienced a major outage that inadvertently broke some of the biggest sites on the web. And now, we know why. In a blog post published late yesterday, Fastly engineering VP Nick Rockwell explained the company “experienced a global outage due to an…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/how-one-fastly-customer-broke-the-internet-1847061755
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Huge Chunk of the Internet Goes Offline Thanks to One Company

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Large chunks of the internet were offline starting shortly before 6:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, including everything from CNN to the British government, in an outage being blamed on Fastly, a content distribution network used by hundreds of high-profile websites. Gizmodo was also down during this morning’s outage.

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/huge-chunk-of-the-internet-goes-offline-thanks-to-one-c-1847051876
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Internet Outage in Canada Blamed on Beavers Gnawing Through Fiber Cables

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Rascally beavers took down internet service for about 900 customers in a remote Canadian community this weekend after gnawing through crucial fiber cables, the Candian Broadcasting Corporation reported Sunday. The outage, which has since been resolved, also affected 60 cable TV customers and disrupted local cell phone…

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Source: https://earther.gizmodo.com/internet-outage-in-canada-blamed-on-beavers-gnawing-thr-1846760780
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Microsoft outage knocks sites and services offline

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Microsoft is experiencing a major outage, so that’s why you can’t get any work done.

Besides its homepage, Microsoft services are down, log-in pages aren’t loading and even the company’s status pages were kaput. Worse, Microsoft’s cloud service Azure appeared to also be offline, causing outages to any sites and services that rely on it.

It’s looking like a networking issue, according to the status page — when it loaded. Microsoft also tweeted that it was related to DNS, the internet system that translates web addresses to computer-readable internet numbers. It’s an important function of how the internet works, so not ideal when it suddenly breaks.

We’ve reached out for comment, and we’ll follow up when we know more.

⚠️We are aware of an issue affecting the Azure Portal and Azure services, please visit our alternate Status Page here https://t.co/vGS3TQ8shs for more information and updates.

— Azure Support (@AzureSupport) April 1, 2021

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Source: https://techcrunch.com/2021/04/01/microsoft-outage-knocks-sites-and-services-offline/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29
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Tesla is secretly preparing to switch on a huge mega battery in Texas

Tesla has secretly constructed a huge battery facility in Texas, part of what appears to be an attempt to add power storage to the state pummeled with bad weather in February. Texas’ electric grid was reportedly hours from collapse at one point, as freezing temperatures saw electricity demand soar and rolling outages take vast swathes of the state offline for … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/tesla-is-secretly-preparing-to-switch-on-a-huge-mega-battery-in-texas-08662603/
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Signal is down as rush of new users swamps secure messaging service

Secure messaging service Signal is down this morning, with users reporting an inability to log into their account and check their encrypted messages. The company reported a huge influx of new registrations over the past week, accelerated by chatter that Facebook-owned WhatsApp planned to share user data with its social network parent. The controversial change in the privacy policies seemingly … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/signal-is-down-as-rush-of-new-users-swamps-secure-messaging-service-15655449/
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Gmail is pretty broken right now, one day after a massive outage

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While it doesn’t appear to be completely down like it was yesterday morning, we’re hearing many reports from Gmail users that the email service is having major issues right now. If your Gmail is being weird, it’s not just you.

Some users are reporting that Gmail is particularly slow, while others are reporting constant error messages. One TechCrunch writer, meanwhile, noticed that emails he was sending to other Gmail accounts appeared to immediately bounce.

Google confirms the issues on its services dashboard, writing at 1:30 PM Pacific that they’re impacting a “significant” number of users:

We’re aware of a problem with Gmail affecting a significant subset of users. The affected users are able to access Gmail, but are seeing error messages, high latency, and/or other unexpected behavior.

In a second update at 2:30 PM, Google says its teams are “continuing to investigate this issue.”

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Source: https://techcrunch.com/2020/12/15/gmail-is-a-little-broken-right-now-one-day-after-a-massive-outage-errors/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29
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Amazon Web Services outage is affecting major sites and apps

d3bf58c0-a701-11ea-a7fb-4f8b8803f5b9If you’re having trouble with some websites and apps at the minute, you’re far from the only one. Amazon Web Services (AWS), which powers a huge number of internet services, is in the midst of an outage in one of its regions.DownDetector, which track…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/amazon-web-services-aws-outage-180852407.html
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TikTok down: App not working amid bug that empties people’s profiles and asks them to change username

TikTok briefly stopped working properly as users found their profiles empty and the app asking them to change their username.

Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/tiktok-down-app-not-working-username-bug-profile-empty-b989489.html
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Huge Microsoft 365 outage takes down Outlook and more

Microsoft is currently experiencing a huge service outage involving its Microsoft 365, a cloud-based subscription service that provides access to the company’s Office apps and more. Microsoft 365 is available for everything from personal home use to businesses, enterprise, and even educational institutions. The number of people dependent on the service makes this outage particularly frustrating. The outage, reports of … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/huge-microsoft-365-outage-takes-down-outlook-and-more-07641484/
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