How has your world been effected by Whatsapp/Instagram/Facebook outage?


Sohail Speaks Yasir's Blog Fazeer's Focus

User Tag List

Results 1 to 24 of 24
  1. #1
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    162,863
    Mentioned
    2880 Post(s)
    Tagged
    22 Thread(s)

    How has your world been effected by Whatsapp/Instagram/Facebook outage?

    One in progress now...

    Difficult time to handle or are you busying yourself with other things?

    ==


    Facebook has apologised as tens of thousands of people report problems accessing its platforms, including Instagram and WhatsApp.

    Those two services and Facebook itself have all reportedly crashed, with users reporting being unable to send or receive messages, and their feeds not refreshing.

    Andy Stone, from Facebook's communications department, tweeted: "We're aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We're working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience."

    Facebook working 'to get things back to normal' - live updates

    Sky News US correspondent Mark Stone has been speaking to people across the world on Twitter who have confirmed the networks are down.

    Downdetector, which collects status reports on the services, showed 73,804 problems with WhatsApp had been recorded in a spike at 4:53pm.

    It showed 43% of the problems were associated with the app and 28% were related to sending messages.

    WhatsApp thanked its users for their patience in a statement posted on its official Twitter account.

    The tweet said: "We're aware that some people are experiencing issues with WhatsApp at the moment.

    "We're working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible.

    "Thanks for your patience!"

    Downdetector suggested Facebook had received more than 58,219 reports, of which 71% were regarding its website and 17% were with the app.

    Users reported being unable to access the site in California, New York and across Europe.

    Several users using their Facebook credentials to log in to third-party apps such as Pokemon Go and Match Masters were also facing issues.

    "If your game isn't running as usual please note that there's been an issue with Facebook login servers and the moment
    this gets fixed all will be back to normal," puzzle game app Match Masters said on its Twitter account.

    For Instagram, a total of 30,473 reports have been recorded, with more than 50% showing issues with the app.

    It said on Twitter: "Instagram and friends are having a little bit of a hard time right now, and you may be having issues using them.

    "Bear with us, we're on it!"

    SKY
    Last edited by MenInG; 5th October 2021 at 00:38.


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  2. #2
    Debut
    Jan 2010
    Runs
    39,997
    Mentioned
    803 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Snapchat is fine

    Lets hope the FB/Insta outage last a few decades, humans evolution will more forward again.


    Lions don't lose sleep over the opinions of Sheep

  3. #3
    Debut
    Jun 2011
    Venue
    Delhi
    Runs
    14,545
    Mentioned
    215 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    PP outage affects me more.

  4. #4
    Debut
    Dec 2011
    Runs
    2,666
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Only the messenger aspect of FB affects me since most of my friends and family communicate through that.

    I could live without FB/IG for a few days. Still got reddit at least.

  5. #5
    Debut
    Dec 2012
    Venue
    Occupied Kashmir
    Runs
    3,961
    Mentioned
    90 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    I lived without these 5 months in 2019 not a big deal for me

  6. Google Ad Manager-
  7. #6
    Debut
    Jul 2016
    Runs
    800
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by KingKhanWC View Post
    Snapchat is fine

    Lets hope the FB/Insta outage last a few decades, humans evolution will more forward again.
    You are on Snapchat?

  8. #7
    Debut
    Jun 2001
    Runs
    85,833
    Mentioned
    2231 Post(s)
    Tagged
    27 Thread(s)
    Facebook has apologised after global reports of people having problems accessing its platforms, including Instagram and WhatsApp.

    Those two services and Facebook itself have all reportedly crashed, with users saying they are unable to send or receive messages, and their feeds are not refreshing.

    Andy Stone, from Facebook's communications department, tweeted: "We're aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We're working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience."

    Shares of Facebook, which has nearly 2 billion daily active users, fell 5.7% on Monday, knocking more than $50bn off its market value.



  9. #8
    Debut
    Feb 2005
    Runs
    15,969
    Mentioned
    169 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Time to buy some Facebook shares then.

  10. #9
    Debut
    Dec 2018
    Venue
    Mississauga , Ontario (originally from Islamabad)
    Runs
    2,373
    Mentioned
    56 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I only use reddit and Discord so didn't impact me.

  11. #10
    Debut
    Apr 2005
    Runs
    7,266
    Mentioned
    93 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    A life without WhatsApp…I’m not used to this!!!

  12. #11
    Debut
    Jan 2006
    Runs
    34,078
    Mentioned
    388 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    A lot of people are pretty much running their businesses on Whatsapp

  13. #12
    Debut
    Jan 2010
    Runs
    39,997
    Mentioned
    803 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmad-GERMANFC View Post
    You are on Snapchat?
    Sorry maximum followers reached


    FB and Instagram are back up, Wattasp still down.


    Lions don't lose sleep over the opinions of Sheep

  14. #13
    Debut
    Dec 2019
    Runs
    2,456
    Mentioned
    22 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Not at all.

    We only had an interview scheduled with our next Au Pair who is currently in Europe and we are in the U.S.
    So instead of whatsapp, we used another app and it went well.

    I am not a heavy user of FB or Instagram etc.

  15. #14
    Debut
    Mar 2016
    Venue
    Toronto
    Runs
    17,015
    Mentioned
    532 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I barely use WhatsApp or Instagram. So, those were not big losses for me.

    I use FB and hence it was slightly inconvenient.

    I could access other sites like YouTube, PakPassion etc. So, it was not a problem for me.


    Bangladeshi Man

  16. #15
    Debut
    Sep 2016
    Venue
    Jurassic Park.
    Runs
    12,770
    Mentioned
    123 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Being without whats app for a few hours only meant couldn't chat to friends and family so just used the email. Still had my laptop and TV as well. When it comes to social media I only use Facebook now and again. Did not really miss it at all.


    PP's own self proclaimed sharpshooter and defender of Islam and Pakistan.

  17. #16
    Debut
    Jul 2020
    Venue
    Melbourne
    Runs
    2,918
    Mentioned
    19 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Barely noticed tbh. Facetime on iphone with family most of the time.

  18. #17
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    162,863
    Mentioned
    2880 Post(s)
    Tagged
    22 Thread(s)
    Statement by FB:

    To all the people and businesses around the world who depend on us, we are sorry for the inconvenience caused by today’s outage across our platforms. We’ve been working as hard as we can to restore access, and our systems are now back up and running. The underlying cause of this outage also impacted many of the internal tools and systems we use in our day-to-day operations, complicating our attempts to quickly diagnose and resolve the problem.

    Our engineering teams have learned that configuration changes on the backbone routers that coordinate network traffic between our data centers caused issues that interrupted this communication. This disruption to network traffic had a cascading effect on the way our data centers communicate, bringing our services to a halt.

    Our services are now back online and we’re actively working to fully return them to regular operations. We want to make clear at this time we believe the root cause of this outage was a faulty configuration change. We also have no evidence that user data was compromised as a result of this downtime.

    People and businesses around the world rely on us everyday to stay connected. We understand the impact outages like these have on people’s lives, and our responsibility to keep people informed about disruptions to our services. We apologize to all those affected, and we’re working to understand more about what happened today so we can continue to make our infrastructure more resilient.

    https://engineering.fb.com/2021/10/0...raffic/outage/


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  19. #18
    Debut
    Nov 2007
    Runs
    32,570
    Mentioned
    1143 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    I read a book instead.

  20. #19
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    162,863
    Mentioned
    2880 Post(s)
    Tagged
    22 Thread(s)
    Social media services Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram are back up and running after an outage that lasted almost six hours, Facebook says.

    The company says the cause was a faulty configuration change.

    All three services are owned by Facebook and could not be accessed over the web or on smartphone apps.

    Downdetector, which tracks outages, said it was the largest failure it had ever seen, with 10.6 million problem reports around the world.

    The services went down at about 16:00 GMT with users beginning to gain access to the sites at around 22:00.

    In a statement on Tuesday, Facebook said that the faulty configuration change affected the company's internal tools and systems which complicated attempts to resolve the problem.

    It added that there was "no evidence that user data was compromised as a result of this downtime".

    Earlier, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg apologised to those affected by the outage.

    Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger are coming back online now. Sorry for the disruption today -- I know how much you rely on our services to stay connected with the people you care about.

    Some people also reported problems using Facebook's virtual reality headset platform, Oculus, and apps which require Facebook logins were affected, including Pokémon Go.

    An outage of this scale for such a long time is rare. A disruption in 2019 left Facebook and its other apps mostly inaccessible across the world for more than 14 hours.

    Several other tech companies, including Reddit and Twitter, poked fun at the social media giant's predicament - prompting responses from the affected apps.

    The disruption comes the day after an interview with a former Facebook employee who leaked documents about the company.

    Frances Haugen told CBS news on Sunday that the company had prioritised "growth over safety".

    On Tuesday she will testify before a Senate subcommittee in a hearing titled "Protecting Kids Online", about the company's research into Instagram's effect on the mental health of young users.

    BBC


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  21. #20
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    162,863
    Mentioned
    2880 Post(s)
    Tagged
    22 Thread(s)
    US social network company Facebook saw its stock price plummet more than 5% on Monday after its services, including Instagram and WhatsApp, have all gone down globally for hours.

    Facebook's stock price was trading at $325 per share at 3.55 pm EDT shortly before the closing bell on the Nasdaq — down 5.25% from the previous close of $343.01 a share on Friday, according to official figures.

    The company's market value lost around $50.7 billion, standing at $915.1 billion at the time, down from $965.8 billion on Friday

    Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg saw his net worth decline $6.1 billion, or 5%, to $116.5 billion on Monday, according to Forbes' Real-Time Billionaires List where he stands at 6th place.

    Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp saw outages earlier worldwide according to the DownDetector website that tracks internet service outages.

    Nearly 124,000 outages have been reported on Facebook, almost 97,000 on Instagram, and more than 33,000 on WhatsApp, according to latest data on DownDetector.

    "We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products," Facebook spokesman Andy Stone said on Twitter. "We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience."

    WhatsApp said on Twitter it is "aware that some people are experiencing issues with" the application "at the moment".

    "We’re working to get things back to normal and will send an update here as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience!" said the company.

    The outage's cause remains unclear.


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter


  22. #21
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    162,863
    Mentioned
    2880 Post(s)
    Tagged
    22 Thread(s)
    London, UK - August 02, 2018: The buttons of WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Youtube on the screen of an iPhone.
    WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram outages caused by 'faulty configuration change'

    Facebook went down because the "faulty configuration change" meant that it stopped telling routers where its data centres were, it appeared to the routers that they simply didn't exist.

    How bad is that?

    Normally it would be quite straightforward to fix this kind of outage - you start advertising where your servers are and routers begin connecting to you again.

    Unfortunately, it seems that Facebook was using the same network for staff to access the network remotely, meaning that the outage prevented them fixing the outage.

    It took down Facebook Workplace, the internal communications platform used by its staff, according to numerous reports.

    Then when staff tried to sign-in to third party apps to communicate, if they used the "Log In with Facebook" option they discovered this was down too.

    The only solution was to physically go to the data centres and refresh things from there - but there was a problem with this too, according to a now-deleted post on Reddit believed to have been posted by a Facebook staff member.

    The access cards that Facebook use to physically enter its premises were also dependent on the internal systems working properly. The outage meant that they couldn't authenticate to the premises and get inside.

    Shouldn't a big company have better processes?

    It is by the far the longest outage for a major platform in recent memory.

    Perhaps there should have been better processes in place, but it can be hard to recognise single points of failure - especially when they're based on such a core part of the networking infrastructure - until they fail.

    Was it the result of a hack?

    Despite the prominence of Facebook's platforms when it comes to spreading most conspiracy theories, unfounded claims that those platforms were down as the result of a hack managed to spread without it.

    At the same time as the outage there were some posts on underground hacking forums claiming to be offering user data stolen from Facebook, but most experts assess that these are opportunistic scams rather than real breaches.

    Could it happen again?

    One would imagine Facebook would introduce some new processes now to prevent this kind of cascade of errors in the future.

    The series of failures, from the BGP outage itself through to the way it blocked staff accessing internal communications systems, remote access, and even physical access itself, should probably result in Facebook federating these structures a bit more so they're not all reliant on the same system.

    Isn't the timing a little coincidental?

    Yes it is, but crucially coincidental rather than linked.

    Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is set to testify before US Congress today after leaking thousands of documents to both the Wall Street Journal newspaper and law enforcement.

    She is set to explain how "over and over again" she saw "conflicts of interest between what was good for the public and what was good for Facebook. And Facebook, over and over again, chose to optimise for its own interests."


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  23. #22
    Debut
    Jun 2017
    Venue
    Manchester
    Runs
    5,951
    Mentioned
    125 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Listening to the missus whinging about it.

  24. #23
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    162,863
    Mentioned
    2880 Post(s)
    Tagged
    22 Thread(s)
    Facebook on Friday said users around the world again had problems accessing its services for hours due to a tweak of its system, just days after a massive outage caused in a similar fashion.

    “Sincere apologies to anyone who wasn't able to access our products in the last couple of hours,” a Facebook spokesperson told AFP about 21:30 GMT.

    “We fixed the issue, and everything should be back to normal now.”

    Website trouble tracker DownDetector showed spikes in reports of problems accessing or using Facebook and its photo-centric Instagram network as well as Messenger and WhatsApp starting about three hours earlier.

    Facebook attributed the trouble to a configuration change at its computing platform and said that it affected users of the social network and Instagram, Messenger and Workplace globally.

    People flocked to Twitter to voice frustration.

    “What's up with Instagram?” read a tweet that included a picture of cartoon character Bart Simpson sitting in a corner in apparent punishment.

    “It's not even 4 days and it's already down again.”

    “Problems with Instagram, Facebook, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp AGAIN!” read a lament in a DownDetector chat forum.

    Hundreds of millions of people were unable to access Facebook, Instagram or WhatsApp for more than six hours on Monday, underscoring the world's reliance on platforms owned by the Silicon Valley giant.

    In an apologetic blog post, Santosh Janardhan, Facebook's vice president of infrastructure, said that day's outage was caused by “configuration changes” on routers that coordinate network traffic between data centres.

    Cyber experts think that problem boiled down to something called BGP, or Border Gateway Protocol — the system the internet uses to pick the quickest route to move packets of information around.

    Sami Slim of data centre company Telehouse compared BGP to “the internet equivalent of air traffic control.” In the same way that air traffic controllers sometimes make changes to flight schedules, “Facebook did an update of these routes,” Slim said.

    But this update contained a crucial error.

    It's not yet clear how or why, but Facebook's routers essentially sent a message to the internet announcing that the company's servers no longer existed.

    The outage on Friday was not related to the one earlier in the week, according to Facebook.

    Experts say Facebook's technical infrastructure is unusually reliant on its own systems.

    Social media outages are not uncommon: Instagram alone has experienced more than 80 in the past year in the United States, according to website builder ToolTester.

    Facebook's services are crucial for many businesses around the world, and Facebook accounts are also commonly used to log in to other websites.

    Facebook's apps are used by billions of people monthly, meaning outages can touch a large portion of the world's population.

    Dawn
    Last edited by MenInG; 9th October 2021 at 12:59.


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  25. #24
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    162,863
    Mentioned
    2880 Post(s)
    Tagged
    22 Thread(s)
    Facebook has changed its corporate name to Meta as part of a major rebrand.

    The company said it would better "encompass" what it does, as it broadens its reach beyond social media into areas like virtual reality (VR).

    The change does not apply to its individual platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp, only the parent company that owns them.

    The move follows a series of negative stories about Facebook, based on documents leaked by an ex-employee.

    Frances Haugen has accused the company of putting "profits over safety".

    In 2015, Google restructured its company calling its parent firm Alphabet, however, the name has not caught on.

    Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg announced the new name as he unveiled plans to build a "metaverse" - an online world where people can game, work and communicate in a virtual environment, often using VR headsets.

    He said the existing brand could not "possibly represent everything that we're doing today, let alone in the future", and needed to change.

    "Over time, I hope that we are seen as a metaverse company and I want to anchor our work and our identity on what we're building towards," he told a virtual conference.

    "We're now looking at and reporting on our business as two different segments, one for our family of apps, and one for our work on future platforms.

    "And as part of this, it is time for us to adopt a new company brand to encompass everything that we do, to reflect who we are and what we hope to build."

    The company also unveiled a new sign at its headquarters in Menlo Park, California, on Thursday, replacing its thumbs-up "Like" logo with a blue infinity shape.

    Mr Zuckerberg said the new name reflects that over time, users will not need to use Facebook to use the company's other services.

    The word "meta" comes from the Greek word meaning "beyond".

    To an outsider, a metaverse may look like a version of VR, but some people believe it could be the future of the internet.

    Instead of being on a computer, people in a metaverse might use a headset to enter a virtual world connecting all sorts of digital environments.

    It is hoped the virtual world could be used for practically anything from work, play and concerts, to socialising with friends and family.

    Facebook said it intends to start trading its shares under the new stock ticker MVRS from 1 December.

    Leaked documents
    The company has had multiple hits to its reputation, with The Washington Post today reporting that Facebook withheld important information about vaccine misinformation from policymakers during the pandemic.

    It was the latest in a series of stories based on internal documents leaked by ex-employee Ms Haugen to the media. Among other things, the reports have claimed Facebook sat on research that showed Instagram harmed teenage mental health, and struggled to remove hate speech from its platforms outside the US.

    Mr Zuckerberg has described the reports as a "coordinated effort to selectively use leaked documents to paint a false picture of our company".

    BBC


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •