Twitter suffered a complete outage for approximately an hour Thursday afternoon. The social media platform is up but is not completely functional for everyone.Twitter users trying to log on to the social network saw a message saying "Something is technically wrong" Thursday. The company confirmed the service was down and found the culprit to be "an internal configuration change" according to the Twitter status page. Downdetector showed reports from around the globe confirming Twitter was done starting at 11:46 a.m. PT on Thursday. At the same time Twitter was down, President Donal Trump held a White House Social Media Summit. Both Facebook and Twitter were not invited to the event.Originally published July 11, 11:59 a.m. PT.Update, 12:08 p.m.: Adds mention of Twitter status page. 12:30 p.m.: Adds background details. 1:04 p.m.: Adds info on outage status. … [Read more...] about Twitter is back up after global outage
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Twitter is currently experiencing a widespread service outage that is preventing some users from logging into accounts and sending tweets. The microblogging platform confirmed the service disruption on Thursday but has yet to provide more detailed information. Featured What if Microsoft had invented Android? A journalist's wrecked MacBook keyboard tells a terrible story Amazon Prime Day 2019: How and when to find the best deals Huge asteroid to fly by Earth closer than most satellites do on Friday the 13th 2029 "We are currently investigating issues people are having accessing Twitter," said a message on Twitter's status page. "We will keep you updated on whats happening."The Twitter outage is just the latest in a slew of major service disruptions to hit social media and cloud service providers. Last month Google Cloud was hit with a serious networking outage that brought down both Google and non-Google services, including Snapchat, Vimeo, Shopify and most of Google's … [Read more...] about Twitter experiences widespread service outage
A Canadian company that operates 20 restaurant chain brands has suffered a country-wide outage of its IT systems over the weekend in an incident it described as a "malware outbreak." More security news Facebook says it detected security breach after traffic spike Mission impossible: Can you regain access after Twitter lockout? Web inventor Berners-Lee creates a new privacy first way of dealing with the internet Python is a hit with hackers, report finds The company is Recipe Unlimited --formerly Cara Operations-- which operates restaurant brands in North American, but mostly in Canada.The mysterious malware outbreak happened last Friday, September 28. Not all restaurants were affected, but only those operating under brands such as Swiss Chalet, Harvey's, Milestones, Kelseys, Montana's, Bier Markt, East Side Mario's, The Landing Group of Restaurants, and Prime Pubs, according to a press release the company shared with ZDNet.The company says that as soon as it learned of the … [Read more...] about Canadian restaurant chain suffers country-wide outage after malware outbreak
If you rely on Twitter for business or recreation, it's time to worry. Although the days of frequent service outages have passed, users have a new cause for concern - getting locked out without explanation by Twitter itself.Unfortunately, when this happens, you have no recourse, and there is no one to call. It's bad news.One of the top technology industry analysts in the world, Ray Wang, whom I have known personally for many years, is a victim of this situation. Wang is no newcomer to Twitter: his account has been active since 2008 and has 119,000 followers. He is also a blue-checked user, meaning Twitter has verified his identity as authentic.Given his credentials, if this can happen to Ray, then you are also at risk. The facts: Last Friday, Sept 28, the Ray Wang's twitter account issued an odd tweet, with a link leading to a Bitcoin scam page supposedly run by Elon Musk. The account username was changed to "Elon." I saw the tweet and it was obvious Ray's account had been hacked. … [Read more...] about Mission impossible: Can you regain access after Twitter lockout?
A number of U.S.-based customers connecting to Microsoft cloud services, including Office 365, Azure Active Directory and Visual Studio Team Services, are reporting outages this morning, September 4. The issue seems to stem from problems in Microsoft's South Central U.S. datacenter.The problems also are affecting users in other regions who are using services that authenticate with Azure Active Directory and who are attempting to use the Azure Resource Manager, I'm hearing from users on Twitter.An Office 365 service health status page notes that some users have been unable to authenticate or connect to Office 365 services. The Office 365 admin center also has been down for these customers since at least 9:09 a.m. UTC (5:09 a.m. ET), according to that page."We've determined that a data center issue caused a subset of the Office 365 service to become degraded. We're connecting some of the affected services to an alternate infrastructure, while remediating the underlying issue within the … [Read more...] about Microsoft South Central U.S. datacenter outage takes down a number of cloud services