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NYT: Facebook Is in Trouble – Starting Before Its Catastrophic Outage

In a recent article, the New York Times outlines why the recently leaked internal Facebook documents indicate that the company is in more trouble than previously believed. The Times forecasts a storm brewing in Facebook’s future, and that was before the Masters of the Universe suffered a catastrophic outage of services that lasted about seven hours on Monday.

Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill April 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the second day of testimony before Congress by Zuckerberg, 33, after it was reported that 87 million Facebook …

Facebook Blames Catastrophic Outage on ‘Configuration Changes’

Facebook services have come back online following an outage lasting about seven hours, the longest downtime that the site has seen since 2008. The catastrophic outage also impacted the company’s Instagram and WhatsApp platforms, bringing the Masters of the Universe to a grinding halt for most of Monday. The company has blamed “configuration changes” for bringing its entire empire to its knees.

Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook speaks at Georgetown

Cybersecurity Expert Brian Krebs Explains What Is Known About Catastrophic Facebook Outage

Cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs says Facebook, as well as its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms, are all suffering from ongoing global outages due to someone from inside Facebook updating the company’s Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) records, which took away the map telling the world’s computers how to find its online properties. According to a New York Times reporter, employees cannot even open doors with their security cards due to the catastrophic outage.

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Facebook Bans Taliban Accounts Under ‘Dangerous Organization’ Policy

Facebook has banned official Taliban accounts and any content promoting the terrorist group from all of its platforms including Instagram, and WhatsApp. A Facebook spokesperson said: “The Taliban is sanctioned as a terrorist organization under U.S. law and we have banned them from our services under our Dangerous Organization policies.”

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg

Facebook’s WhatsApp Sues Indian Federal Government

The Facebook-owned instant messaging application WhatsApp sued the Indian federal government on Wednesday to challenge newly passed regulations by New Delhi that could allow Indian security officials the right to trace people’s private messages.

A data sharing deal will allow Facebook to target advertising at WhatsApp users who are also on the social media platform

Watch: Lebanon Mass Protest Turns into Dance Party

Lebanese DJ Madi Karimeh entertained a crowd of thousands of demonstrators in Tripoli on Saturday, as a mass protest against government corruption quickly turned into a music festival when Karimeh pumped dance music over a loudspeaker from a balcony overlooking the crowd.

Lebanese protesters wave national flags as they take part in a rally in the northern city of Tripoli during the fourth day of demonstrations against tax increases and official corruption, on October 20, 2019. - Thousands continued to rally despite calls for calm from politicians and dozens of arrests. The …