Facebook, Instagram are back up after service outages
Facebook on Friday experienced an outage that interrupted its services, including its social network, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp. "Earlier today, a technical issue caused people to have trouble accessing some Facebook services," a Facebook spokeswoman said in a statement. "We resolved this issue for everyone, and we apologize for any inconvenience." The issues began around 1:30 p.m. ET and were resolved in about an hour.cnbc.com
Time to switch power providers? Why waiting until after the Texas electricity crisis could be costly
Not because it will get anyone’s lights on faster, but because residents and business owners could be out a lot of money if some electricity providers start to fold in the days ahead. CenterPoint said customers without power should be prepared to have no power for several more days. - These conditions in the electric industry mean we will likely start to see some retail electric providers (These are the companies you pay for electricity.) That is what the retail electric providers pay to get it. Some electric providers are telling customers to please leave... even offering $100 off their last electric bills to encourage customers to go somewhere else.
Amazon Web Services outage causes issues for Roku, Adobe
Amazon's cloud-computing service on Wednesday was hit with an outage that took down some websites and services. A notice on Amazon Web Services' status page said it was experiencing problems with Kinesis, its service that processes large streams of data, causing "increased error rates" for a number of websites. The outage also impacted its ability to post updates to the status page. Major AWS customers including Apple, Slack and Netflix didn't appear to be experiencing any issues as a result of the outage. This is the first major outage to interrupt many customers since 2017, when the same US-EAST-1 Region experienced issues, knocking some websites offline.cnbc.com
1996 Flashback: AOL goes down for 19 hours
1996 Flashback: AOL goes down for 19 hours The online service experienced a major outage that left users and business unplugged from the Internet for nearly an entire day. This 1996 "CBS Evening News" report looked at the impact the outage had on Internet users, who at the time were less than 20 percent of the population. Peter Van Sant has the story of the day America Online went offline.cbsnews.com