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The Telecom Digest for Wed, 14 Jul 2021
Volume 40 : Issue 195 : "text" format

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Amazon back online after thousands report outages
Airline and bank websites go down in another major internet failure
Fastly failure: Websites and apps around the world go dark

Message-ID: <20210713174026.EA1E9869@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 17:40:26 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Amazon back online after thousands report outages By Jeremy Beaman E-commerce giant Amazon restored operations to its online stores after thousands of users reported issues while trying to access the website. More than 38,000 users were reporting outages at the interruption's peak late Sunday night, according to Downdetector, which monitors outages for internet services by reviewing social media posts and reports inputted in its own outage reporting system. Thousands of users began reporting outages at around 10:30 p.m. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/amazon-back-online-after-thousands-report-outages/ar-AAM3K8g?ocid=BingNewsSearch
Message-ID: <20210713174409.7F6B0869@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 17:44:09 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Airline and bank websites go down in another major internet failure By Tina Burnside, Alexandra Meeks and Clare Duffy, CNN Business Updated 1818 GMT (0218 HKT) June 17, 2021 London (CNN Business)Airlines, banks, stock exchanges and trading platforms suffered brief website outages early Thursday after a key piece of internet infrastructure failed, sparking the second major interruption of the past 10 days. Virgin Australia said in a statement on Thursday that it had resolved an IT outage caused by a failure at Akamai Technologies (AKAM), a global content delivery network. https://edition.cnn.com/2021/06/17/tech/airlines-website-outage/index.html ***** Moderator's Note ***** Yeah, OK, it's a Monday and a slow news day and I'm tired and old. Bill Horne Moderator
Message-ID: <20210713152704.946DB869@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 15:27:04 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Fastly failure: Websites and apps around the world go dark By Jordan Valinsky and David Goldman: CNN Business 6/8/2021 Countless websites and apps around the world went down for about an hour Tuesday after Fastly, a major content delivery network, reported a widespread failure. Fastly supports news sites and apps like CNN, the Guardian, the New York Times and many others. It also provides content delivery for Twitch, Pinterest, HBO Max, Hulu, Reddit, Spotify and other services. The outage took down other major internet platforms and sites, including Amazon, Target, and the UK government website - Gov.uk. The problem was caused by an outage at Fastly, a cloud service provider. The company said on its service status website (which was working) Tuesday morning it had identified the problem and fixed the issue. Service for sites and apps started to be restored around 7 a.m. ET, although Fastly said some customers may experience longer load times as a residual effect of the problem. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/outage-at-multiple-global-websites-after-fastly-failure/ar-AAKP0XX?ocid=BingNewsSearch ***** Moderator's Note ***** Yes, it's a month old. No, I don't know why I didn't find it before. C'est la vie. Bill Horne Moderator

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