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TechnologyFacebook returns after its worst outage ever

20:06  14 march  2019
20:06  14 march  2019 Source:   theverge.com

Telegram apparently got 3 million signups during Facebook outage

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Facebook is reporting all services operational after a prolonged outage that impacted all of the company’s most popular apps. Facebook , WhatsApp, and Instagram all went down to some degree at about the same time around 11AM ET on March 13th, affecting users around the world.

Real-time outages for Facebook . @LarryCater @bradrossto @ttchelps another ttc signal delay go figure ! world's worst transit system facebook group. @jelleebelly @ facebook its been a week with no reply on anything. the account was disabled with no warning. what gives???

Facebook returns after its worst outage ever© Illustration by William Joel / The Verge

Facebook is reporting all services operational after a prolonged outage that impacted all of the company’s most popular apps. Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram all went down to some degree at about the same time around 11AM ET on March 13th, affecting users around the world. For some, the services were completely inaccessible. For others, certain features like stories or direct messaging stopped working. It was a stark reminder that three of the world’s most popular internet services are owned and operated by a single giant corporation.

It wasn’t until over 24 hours later that Facebook finally gave the all clear, attributing the downtime to a “server configuration change.” “We’ve now resolved the issues and our systems are recovering. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate everyone’s patience,” the company said via Twitter.

Power outage reported throughout much of Venezuela

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This is the worst outage we’ve had in over four years, and we wanted to first of all apologize for it. We also wanted to provide much more technical detail on To make matters worse , every time a client got an error attempting to query one of the databases it interpreted it as an invalid value, and deleted the

While Facebook acknowledged on Twitter that it was aware of the issue and was scrambling to resolve it "as soon as possible," full access to the platform has not been restored even after eight Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think today has been the longest/ worst outage in the history of Facebook /Instagram!

The interruption also affected gameplay for owners of Oculus VR headsets, a company Facebook bought in 2014. Some sites, like Tinder or Spotify, that use Facebook credentials were unable to authorize logins. Workplace, Facebook’s connectivity platform for companies, also suffered issues.

In 2008, Facebook was knocked offline by a bug that affected many of its 80 million users. That outage lasted for about a day. Facebook now boasts about 2.3 billion monthly users, making the recent outage the worst yet for the company, and its family of apps and services.

Can't update status? Facebook and Instagram are down

Can't update status? Facebook and Instagram are down Facebook says it's working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. " The outage affected users in the US, Europe, South America, Australia and Asia, according to a map by Down Detector. Users of Facebook-owned WhatsApp were also reporting that they were having trouble sending photos on the app. Facebook, which makes money from selling ads, was also having issues with its ad products.

Facebook is suffering the most severe outage in its history, with key services rendered unusable for users globally for much of Wednesday. Facebook 's main product, its two messaging apps and image-sharing site Instagram were all affected. The cause of the interruption has not yet been made

It looks like the outage started at around 9 a.m. PT, at least, that's when we noticed it. How about you? Update 9:39 a.m.: Facebook 's status blog notes that at 9 a.m. PT, the site was "experiencing an issue that is affecting all API and web surfaces.

During the outage, Facebook’s developer dashboard reported an uptick in the Average API Error Rate. The company did say that it was not caused by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. The November 20th, 2018 outage affecting Facebook and Instagram was caused by a “bug in our server,” the company said at the time.

With Facebook unreachable for many, its properties were left with little choice but to communicate status of the outages on that other social network: Twitter. Proving yet again that Twitter is the place where the people who write the news get their news.

Verizon texting outage on East Coast affects 'a ton of customers'.
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