What caused the massive Facebook, Instagram outage?
By Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi (TNS)Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger are back online after a six-hour-long outage which began late on Monday, affecting tens of millions of users worldwide. All are owned by Facebook, and the outage caused the stocks of the social media giant to plummet. “Thank you to everyone around the world today for your patience while our teams worked diligently to restore WhatsApp. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg also apologized to those affected by the outage. Here’s everything that happened in the dramatic day for the social media giant:mlive.com
Five-hour power outage planned for Kent County
KENT COUNTY, MI – Kent County residents should be prepared for a scheduled power outage Saturday night. Consumers Energy will shut off power for about 2,350 customers at 9 p.m., June 26, a news release said. The outage will be south of 7 Mile Road Northwest, west of Walker Avenue Northwest, east of 8th Avenue and north of 3 Mile Road Northwest. People who will lose power should have received a postcard notifying them of the planned outage, the release said. Consumers Energy told commercial and industrial customers about the outage because it may affect overnight work shifts, the release said.mlive.com
Facebook, Instagram are back up after service outages
Facebook on Friday experienced an outage that interrupted its services, including its social network, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp. "Earlier today, a technical issue caused people to have trouble accessing some Facebook services," a Facebook spokeswoman said in a statement. "We resolved this issue for everyone, and we apologize for any inconvenience." The issues began around 1:30 p.m. ET and were resolved in about an hour.cnbc.com
Widespread internet outages hit northeast U.S.
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)Internet users across the northeast U.S. experienced widespread outages for several hours Tuesday, interrupting work and school because of an unspecified Verizon network issue. “An internet issue impacting the quality of our Fios service throughout the Northeast has been resolved," said spokesman Rich Young in an emailed statement Tuesday afternoon. People posting on Twitter reported having issues connecting with various online services in the region stretching from Washington, D.C., to Boston. Comcast, another major internet service provider, said it had not observed problems with its network Tuesday. AT&T said it does not supply home internet in the northeast and customers were not affected.
Planned gas shutoff leaves some Detroiters without heat for longer than expected
DETROIT – People living on Leslie Street on Detroit’s west side have been without gas or heat for the last 24 hours. The residents reportedly received a notice on Monday that DTE crews would have to shut off the heat temporarily to conduct repairs on gas lines in the area. “We have no hot water, no heat and no cooking gas,” Joyce said. Joyce says he has tried to contact the company several times, but there has been “no communication.”DTE released the following statement Wednesday regarding the situation:During a planned gas outage for maintenance, DTE crews discovered a gas leak. Joyce says DTE crews have been working and repairing lines in the area for the last two or three weeks.
Amazon Web Services outage causes issues for Roku, Adobe
Amazon's cloud-computing service on Wednesday was hit with an outage that took down some websites and services. A notice on Amazon Web Services' status page said it was experiencing problems with Kinesis, its service that processes large streams of data, causing "increased error rates" for a number of websites. The outage also impacted its ability to post updates to the status page. Major AWS customers including Apple, Slack and Netflix didn't appear to be experiencing any issues as a result of the outage. This is the first major outage to interrupt many customers since 2017, when the same US-EAST-1 Region experienced issues, knocking some websites offline.cnbc.com
Tracking power outages in SE Michigan -- Nov. 1, 2020
DETROIT – High winds blowing through southeast Michigan Sunday are causing power outages throughout the region. Wind advisories are in effect for 11 SE Michigan counties on Sunday afternoon. You can check the DTE outage map here. More than 80 DTE crews are working to restore power to DTE Energy customers. Report an outage to DTE here.
Power outages reported in SE Michigan on first day of virtual school
There are several thousand people without power Tuesday morning in southeastern Michigan, further complicating the virtual start to the school year for families. DTE Energy is reporting about 8,500 customers without power. There is a cluster of outages in the Auburn Hills and southeast Livonia areas. Storms have been rolling through the region.
Henry Ford Hospital in West Bloomfield fully functional, providing care despite power interruption
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. – Late this Monday morning, a utility contractor working on a public infrastructure upgrade on the easement near Maple Road hit the main power line that supplies electrical power to the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital campus. The hospital is fully functional and providing care for patients. If their condition warrants, some patients may be transferred to Henry Ford Hospital. We will update the community when the main power line is restored and all operations return to normal. We continue to provide safe, quality care to our community at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.”
Tracking power outages in SE Michigan -- Aug. 2, 2020
DETROIT Heavy rain and thunderstorms Sunday caused power outages throughout southeast Michigan. As of 11:30 p.m. Sunday, the storms had impacted a total of 2,136 customers, according to the company. You can check the DTE outage map here. More than 40 DTE crews are working quickly to restore power to customers. Read: Flash Flood Watch in effect for some Michigan counties until Sunday afternoonReport an outage to DTE here.
Tracking power outages in SE Michigan -- July 19, 2020
DETROIT Power outages are possible in southeastern Michigan on Sunday as there is potential for strong to severe storms in the region. DTE Energy says scattered thunderstorms and high winds are causing power outages throughout southeast Michigan. You can check the DTE outage map here. As of 1:39 p.m. on Sunday, approximately 40,400 DTE Energy customers were without power due to severe weather. Oakland and St. Clair counties are currently experiencing the most power outages.
Tracking power outages in SE Michigan -- June 26-27, 2020
DETROIT Power outages are possible in southeastern Michigan on Friday and Saturday as there is potential for severe storms in the region. DTE Energy and Consumers Energy are preparing for potential strong winds that could down trees and topple power lines. You can check the DTE outage map here. We will be tracking the outages right here. Report an outage to Consumers Energy here.
1996 Flashback: AOL goes down for 19 hours
1996 Flashback: AOL goes down for 19 hours The online service experienced a major outage that left users and business unplugged from the Internet for nearly an entire day. This 1996 "CBS Evening News" report looked at the impact the outage had on Internet users, who at the time were less than 20 percent of the population. Peter Van Sant has the story of the day America Online went offline.cbsnews.com