Friday, 22 March, 2019

Facebook blames app outage on a technical error

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp suffered a global outage. What happened? Facebook finally ends daylong outage, blames server change
Russell Knight | 15 March, 2019, 02:25

Thursday morning, outage-tracking website DownDetector.com showed a steep drop in reports of Facebook problems between Wednesday and Thursday morning.

"Facebook for personal use is fine - but what happens when we rely on large companies such as this to provide business services?" she said.

Some users of Facebook and other platforms owned by the tech giant - including Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp - reported intermittent problems accessing the services and posting content.

In November, a Facebook outage was attributed to a server problem, and a September disruption was said to be the result of "networking issues".

Media reports earlier said millions of users were affected, and thousands took to Twitter on Wednesday and Thursday to complain under the hashtag #facebookdown.

But by then Facebook's shares fell 1.72 per cent in morning trading on Thursday. "I'm trying to communicate with my team in NY".

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Over the past year, the social network has announced a series of moves to tighten handling of data, including eliminating most of its data-sharing partnerships with outside companies.

'We've provided public testimony, answered questions and pledged that we will continue to do so, ' the spokesman said.

Facebook is facing a slew of lawsuits and regulatory inquiries over its privacy practices, including ongoing investigations by the US Federal Trade Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission and two state agencies in NY.

The social network said on Thursday that changes to a server configuration were to blame.

The Menlo Park, California-based company, which gets a vast majority of its revenue from advertising, told Bloomberg that it was still investigating the overall impact "including the possibility of refunds for advertisers". The interruption also affected gameplay for owners of Oculus VR headsets, a company that Facebook bought in 2014. "We're very sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate everyone's patience".

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