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Bug causes widespread internet outage, putting several popular websites offline

A widespread internet outage affected many popular websites.Visitors attempting to reach some sites received DNS errors, meaning their requests could not reach the websites.Affected services included Airbnb, UPS, HSBC bank, British Airways and the PlayStation network used for online games.One popular DNS provider, Akamai, reported “an emerging issue” with its Edge DNS service.It tweeted that […]

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Starlink: Elon Musk’s ambitious $10 billion internet satellite project

Elon Musk announced the Starlink satellite internet project in 2015. Through this project Musk hopes to launch a fleet of low orbiting satellites around Earth that would provide internet connectivity to any place on earth. “Starlink is ideally suited for areas of the globe where connectivity has typically been a challenge,” Starlink’s website says. The […]

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Vietnamese student accidentally leaves camera on while being intimate during online class

The pandemic pushed offices and educational institutes virtual as ‘work from home’ and online classes became the new normal. This has resulted in some bizarre incidents. In one such incident, a university student was caught in the act with his partner during an online class. This incident was reported from Ho Chi Minh city of […]

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One Fastly customer triggered worldwide internet meltdown by changing settings

A major internet blackout that hit many high-profile websites on Tuesday has been blamed on a software bug. Fastly, the cloud-computing company responsible for the issues, said the bug had been triggered when one of its customers had changed their settings. The outage has raised questions about relying on a handful of companies to run […]

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Websites around the world suffer brief major outage

A major outage has affected a number of high profile websites including Amazon, Reddit and Twitch. The UK government website was also down as were the Financial Times, the Guardian and the New York Times. Cloud computing provider Fastly, which underpins a lot of websites, said it was behind the problems. The firm said there […]

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Scientists report the longest ever underwater avalanche stretching hundreds of kilometres

Scientists have reported the longest sediment avalanche ever measured. It occurred underwater off West Africa, in a deep canyon leading away from the mouth of the Congo River. Something in excess of a cubic kilometre of sand and mud descended into the deep. This colossal flow kept moving for two whole days and ran out […]

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Man arrested for plotting bomb to ‘kill off about 70% of the internet’

US authorities have arrested a man who allegedly plotted to bomb an Amazon data centre, which he believed would “kill off about 70% of the internet”. Seth Aaron Pendley, 28, was arrested after receiving a dud explosive device from an undercover FBI agent, and was charged with a malicious attempt to destroy a building with […]

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Brother stabs younger sibling to death for exhausting his internet data

A 23-year-old man stabbed his younger brother to death for exhausting his mobile internet data, police said on Friday. The crime took place in India’s Jodhpur city. According to the police, the family members found the victim, bleeding profusely, at the roof of the house late on Wednesday night and rushed him to a hospital […]

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Old television causes internet outage in entire Wales village everyday for 18 months

For over 18 months residents of a village in Wales were perplexed as to why their internet broadband crashed every morning. Engineers have now identified the reason, a second-hand television that emitted a signal that interfered with the connection. The engineers-turned-detectives to finally find the source of the problem, the village of Aberhosan have declared […]