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Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp down?
« on: October 04, 2021, 11:20:07 PM »
Anyone on the situation in other countries.
Here on the coast of the North Sea (Netherlands) Whatsapp is down.
Also Instagram and Facebook for that matter.
DNS does not seem to work. Has been ongoing for quite some hours to-day.

What is the situation in the US of A? Someone?
What is going on there?

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Re: Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp down?
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2021, 11:26:35 PM »
I dont use any of them but it is on the News here that they are down

https://downdetector.com/status/facebook/



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Re: Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp down?
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2021, 11:33:13 PM »
Also see this.   https://edition.cnn.com/2021/10/03/tech/facebook-whistleblower-60-minutes/index.html
My suspicious mind links these two items.
I wouldn't be surprised if Facebook is trying to clean up its act due to all the
crap being exposed by the whistleblower.
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Re: Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp down?
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2021, 11:40:57 PM »
Thanks. Pondus, I am not on Facebook either, but global downtime must have some impact on social media networking.

This must cost them money by the sec. Started at 10:15 am on this Monday as I have it.
In Europe we are nearing midnight as in Britain it is already well past midnight there.

For business folks this seems up again: https://status.fb.com/

@ bob3160.
Average people these days seems to forget, they digest new information almost instantly within a very short attention frame.
Facebook was also into the Cambridge Analytica scam thingie, but as I said people are very soon to forget about issues.
  Specially those folks hooked up on their services (I mean to say "depending on their services")  ;D

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Re: Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp down?
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2021, 11:58:29 PM »
Thanks. Pondus, I am not on Facebook either, but global downtime must have some impact on social media networking.

This must cost them money by the sec. Started at 10:15 am on this Monday as I have it.
In Europe we are nearing midnight as in Britain it is already well past midnight there.

For business folks this seems up again: https://status.fb.com/

@ bob3160.
Average people these days seems to forget, they digest new information almost instantly within a very short attention frame.
Facebook was also into the Cambridge Analytica scam thingie, but as I said people are very soon to forget about issues.
  Specially those folks hooked up on their services (I mean to say "depending on their services")  ;D

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Re: Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp down?
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2021, 12:21:27 AM »
Some kids phoned their high school, to complain to the lady on the phone that the Internet was down.
Bullocks.

It was probably a switch at Facebook's BGP-routers.
Someone did a very clever thing, that apparently did not work to give the desired result.

The following sevices were also affected for a short while, now up and operational again: https://status.adguard.com/

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Re: Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp down?
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2021, 12:50:16 AM »
Facebook's working now, at least it is where I live.

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Re: Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp down?
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2021, 12:57:38 AM »
Hi -midnight,

Roger, back on again in Europe as well. Just 7 minutes ago.
All the best to you, -midnight, and G*d Bless,

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Re: Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp down?
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2021, 01:26:18 AM »
I dont use any of them but it is on the News here that they are down

https://downdetector.com/status/facebook/

I never noticed either, as I'm not on twitter, come to that I haven't got a single social networking account and I can't see that changing any time soon :)
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Re: Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp down?
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2021, 06:53:36 AM »
Zuckerberg loses $8 billion during the crippling Face (shit) book outage. I've never used Face (shit) book, because, I DON'T TRUST THEM!!!

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Re: Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp down?
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2021, 01:17:40 PM »
Social Media just like any other internet interaction will collect lots of your data.
Want to stay private, stay of the internet.
For most of us, that's just not practical.
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Re: Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp down?
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2021, 01:19:52 PM »
Here is Facebooks explanation for yesterdays outage,
https://engineering.fb.com/2021/10/04/networking-traffic/outage/
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