Facebook's massive outage was the result of a server configuration change

Facebook's massive outage was the result of a server configuration change

The company said the outage which, affected users across Australia, Europe, Japan, North and South America, insisted that it was not due to a "distributed denial of service" or DDoS attack, a type of attack that hackers use to interrupt service to a site. Facebook notified users and by Thursday morning, the issue appeared to be largely resolved, as the official Instagram account on Twitter said, "Anddddd. we're back". When it comes to Facebook's long-term plans, that's bad news. According to the outage tracker Down Detector, WhatsApp is still experiencing issues. These issues arose just a short while after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced plans to unite all of Facebook's services closer together in a more cohesive user experience.

Telegram has a more modest userbase, with 200 million monthly active users as of last March. Facebook's desktop platforms and apps were affected in parts of the US, including the East and West Coast, as well as parts of Europe and elsewhere.

Before blockchain schemes were a glimmer in Zuckerberg's eye, Durov was getting rich off of cryptocurrencies and past year his company raised $2 billion to develop some sort of decentralised e-payments system.

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On Wednesday, the Times reported that USA federal prosecutors were conducting a criminal investigation into data deals Facebook struck with more than 150 technology companies such as Amazon.com Inc and Apple Inc.

Facebook takes tens of millions of dollars of advertising revenue every day. The company said it was considering refunds for advertisers.

Separately, the New York Times reported on Wednesday that USA federal prosecutors were conducting a criminal investigation into data deals Facebook struck with more than 150 technology companies such as Amazon.com Inc and Apple Inc. As of Thursday morning, the only good news for Facebook is that plunging stock price appeared to have found a floor.

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