Facebook woes: Outage reportedly biggest ever; criminal probe underway for data deals – WRAL Tech Wire

Facebook and its various platforms continued to face some outages on Thursday, with the issues stretching beyond 14 hours — believed to be the social network’s biggest-ever interruption. Meanwhile, the social media giant reportedly is under a criminal investigation for its data deals. Some users of Facebook and other platforms owned by the tech giant…

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Instagram outage forces millions to look directly at the world for nearly half an hour – TechCrunch

Photo-sharing app and social network Instagram was briefly taken offline on Monday afternoon, causing nothing of consequence to occur other than a brief respite from one source of the constant deluge of inconsequential information to which we all voluntarily submit ourselves. The service died at about 4:20, tragically the very moment when millions of people…

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CenturyLink outage that hit 911 service spurs FCC investigation – CNET

CenturyLink customers started experiencing outages early Thursday. James Martin/CNET A nationwide outage for CenturyLink customers, including those trying to reach 911 emergency service, dragged on for the better part of two days before its resolution late Friday. The outage hit customers of CenturyLink, a phone, internet and TV service provider, in areas including Idaho, New Mexico and Minnesota.…

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