August 11, 2022

Internet Outage Hits Major Websites | Voice of America

A number of major websites could not be reached early Tuesday because of an outage at the cloud services company Fastly.

The affected sites included news agencies CNN, The Guardian and The New York Times, streaming platform Twitch, and the British government website.  

All were back online within a period of hours.

The outage also forced CNN’s website offline in the Asian cities of Hong Kong and Singapore. There was little mention of the outage on social media platforms in China, where most foreign media websites are permanently blocked.

About an hour after acknowledging the problem, Fastly said, “The issue has been identified, and a fix has been applied.”

The company said a service configuration issue caused the disruptions, suggesting it was an internal glitch.

Based in San Francisco, California, Fastly is a content-delivery network that provides cloud computing servers to many popular internet sites.

The servers store images, video and other content in various places around the world to be closer to users. Closer proximity to the servers enables users to access content more quickly.

The outage occurred about a month after a cyberattack caused the largest fuel pipeline operator in the United States to stop operating for six days.

in U.S.
Related Posts

Supreme Court: Migrants Temporarily in US Ineligible for Permanent Residency | Voice of America

June 7, 2021

June 7, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that 400,000 immigrants from 12 countries living in the United States for humanitarian...

UNHCR Touts Higher Refugee Resettlements, Eventually | Voice of America

June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021

U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi says he looks forward to boosting global refugee resettlements after sharp declines caused...

Trump Pressed Justice Department to Upend His Election Loss, Documents Show | Voice of America

June 15, 2021

June 15, 2021

WASHINGTON – In the last weeks of his administration, former U.S. President Donald Trump and his aides pressured the Justice...

US Strikes Targets in Iraq, Syria Used by Iranian-Backed Militias | Voice of America

June 28, 2021

June 28, 2021

PENTAGON – A rocket attack targeted U.S. forces in Syria Monday, hours after the U.S. military said it struck three...

UN Chief Urges US to Lift Sanctions on Iran | Voice of America

June 30, 2021

June 30, 2021

The U.N. secretary-general has called on the United States to lift its sanctions on Iran and for both countries to...

Fight Over Canadian Oil Rages on After Pipeline’s Demise | Voice of America

June 11, 2021

June 11, 2021

BILLINGS, MONTANA – The Keystone XL is dead after a 12-year attempt to build the oil pipeline, yet the fight...

Howard University Names College of Fine Arts for Chadwick Boseman | Voice of America

May 27, 2021

May 27, 2021

WASHINGTON – While studying at Howard University, young Chadwick Boseman helped lead a student protest against plans to merge his...

US Gives More Asylum-seekers Waiting in Mexico Another Shot | Voice of America

June 22, 2021

June 22, 2021

SAN DIEGO – Thousands of asylum-seekers whose claims were dismissed or denied under a Trump administration policy that forced them...

Britain Delays Plans to Lift COVID-19 Lockdowns | Voice of America

June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has delayed plans to lift coronavirus restrictions by a month because of the highly contagious...

Biden Turns to Obama to Help Boost Health Care Enrollment | Voice of America

June 5, 2021

June 5, 2021

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden turned to his old boss, former President Barack Obama, on Saturday to help him encourage...

Florida Building Collapse Search & Rescue Operations Enter 6th Day | Voice of America

June 29, 2021

June 29, 2021

Search-and-rescue operations entered day six Tuesday in the rubble of the partially collapsed apartment building in Surfside, Florida. “We have people...

G-7 Communique Wide-Ranging, But Critics Find Shortcomings    | Voice of America

June 13, 2021

June 13, 2021

BRUSSELS – U.S. President Joe Biden has declared that the G-7 summit was an “extraordinarily collaborative and productive meeting” that...

FDA Approves Obesity Drug That Helped People Cut Weight 15% | Voice of America

June 4, 2021

June 4, 2021

Regulators on Friday said a new version of a popular diabetes medicine could be sold as a weight-loss drug in...

US Supreme Court Gives States More Leeway to Restrict Voting | Voice of America

July 1, 2021

July 1, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday made it easier Thursday for states to enact voting restrictions, endorsing Republican-backed measures in...

'In the Heights' Celebrates Diversity in America

May 29, 2021

May 29, 2021

In the Heights, a film about the dreams and struggles of the Latino community in a New York neighborhood, is...