The most efficient company in the world is at a standstill in some locations. "All we can do is wait," one Amazon worker told Insider.
Instagram is testing a feature to notify users when outages or issues occur after the app, alongside Facebook and WhatsApp, had two outages in a week.
Experts told Insider that hackers could have attacked the platform to prove a point, but the timing of the outage is still likely just a coincidence.
"You realize how much you rely upon this technology in today's world," Illinois boutique owner Kelley Cawley told Insider.
Facebook apps like Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Facebook itself were down on Monday in a major outage.
Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger were down Monday in a massive outage. Users responded with plenty of memes about the situation.
Every Facebook-owned app appears to be down in a widespread outage. The head of Instagram tweeted that it felt "like a snow day."
Microsoft Teams users started reporting problems around 6 a.m. Eastern Time, and the company said it resolved the issue at 9 a.m.
Beavers in Tumbler Ridge gnawed through cables and cut internet for 900 people. Telus called it a "very bizarre and uniquely Canadian turn of events."
Twitter users on the East Coast of the US also reported issues with the site on Friday night.
Users had reported error messages on Google Drive, as well as an inability to get into Google Docs and Google Sheets on Monday morning.
Microsoft Office 365's status page said, "We're investigating a potential DNS issue and are evaluating our mitigation options."
The Google outage in Russia happened on the same day the state accidentally broke its own internet while trying to censor Twitter.
Reddit said it’s down on Wednesday afternoon amid stock market changes drummed up by a subreddit’s buying up of GameStop shares. The company tweeted “yes we’re down right now, I’ll share updates here as we have them. pls don’t yell at me.” The 2 million members in the forum r/WallStreetBets […]
Verizon confirmed that Tuesday’s outage was caused by a “software issue.” The outage was concentrated along the East Coast, and more than 2,000 users reported issues with Verizon’s Fios service on DownDetector. A Verizon spokesperson said internet service “has been restored.” Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Verizon has […]
The secure messaging app Signal was experiencing issues Friday, some users reported online. Down Detector showed over 2,000 reports from users experiencing issues around 11:40 a.m. ET. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Signal appears to be down for some users on Friday morning. Down Detector showed over 2,000 […]
Parler appeared to be experiencing an outage on Friday as users reported being unable to access the social-media platform. Dozens of users reported on Twitter that they were experiencing issues with the app and website. Parler’s outage came shortly after reports that Apple had threatened to remove the app from […]