Facebook experienced a similar outage in 2008 when it had 150 million users. "We are very sorry for the inconvenience and we appreciate everyone's patience".
On Twitter, Facebooksaid early in the outage that it is "focused on working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, but can confirm that the issue is not related to a DDoS attack".
From about noon NY time Wednesday, global users encountered only partially loaded pages or no content at all on Facebook's main social network and its related services, including photo-sharing site Instagram and messaging tools Messenger and WhatsApp.
Thursday morning, outage-tracking website DownDetector.com showed a steep drop in reports of Facebook problems between Wednesday and Thursday morning.
DownDetector website - one of the internet's most used sources of numbers on outages - showed the number of complaints had peaked at more than 12,000, gradually falling to about 180 as of 11am EST on Thursday. The interruption also affected gameplay for owners of Oculus VR headsets, a company that Facebook bought in 2014. Beyond Instagram'stweet, Facebook has provided no further updates in the hours since then.
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Maryland sophomore Bruno Fernando has been named an all-Big Ten first-team selection, the conference announced Monday. He's also in contention for Big Ten Player of the Year and has an outside shot at National Player of the Year honors.
As of March 14, Facebook has not issued a statement as to the cause of the outage. Dan Patterson, senior producer at CNET, told CBSN that cybersecurity experts were unable to shed light on the issue.
Facebook, the world's largest social network, had to turn to its rival Twitter to explain that its group of hugely popular apps were having difficulties.
In November, a Facebook outage was attributed to a server problem, and a September disruption was said to be the result of "networking issues".
Regulators, investigators and elected officials in the USA and elsewhere in the world have already been digging into the data sharing practices of Facebook.
Meanwhile, it's also believed that a New York Times report contributed to the drop in Facebook's shares. And Spotify and Netflix reportedly were allowed to see user private message information.
CNBC-TV18 has learnt that India deliberately chose not to name China in its formal statement so as to leave room for negotiations. And to be sure, there is some logic to Beijing's position: It is premised on balancing India by supporting Pakistan .
Ellis Taylor, Asia Finance Editor at Flight Global, said the grounding of the aircraft "will have some impact" on USA schedules. Tewolde said that the boxes would be sent overseas "because we don't have the equipment here" to analyze their data.
While the sites/apps are working fine for some, others are unable to access or login to Facebook and Instagram. Some users also noted that they could not use Facebook login to enter other apps like Tinder or Spotify.
Stephen, the starter at three-technique defensive tackle in 2016, is expected to take that role over from Richardson. Murray had a salary-cap number last season of $5.2 million after agreeing to restructure his contract.
Batista is scheduled to appear on tonight's episode of Raw , following his attack on Ric Flair two weeks ago. Ronda Rousey is one of the top WWE superstars, not just in the women's division, but in the entire industry.
She has lately become the queen of the Hallmark Channel with her holiday movies and the series " When Calls the Heart ". Loughlin's husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli , was released in Los Angeles after posting a US$1 million bond.
We see a montage of them spending weekends together, with Cassie saying Colton is "legitimately my best friend". Chris Harrison announced the pageant queen would be the next lead during the finale of The Bachelor on Tuesday.
The carmaker has made a decision to shift production of its Q30 model to Japan amid weak sales in western Europe. Production of the firm's two UK-built models, the Q30 and QX30, will end at Nissan's Sunderland plant in July.
During his trial, Pell's own lawyer described the burly 1.9 metres tall cardinal as the "Darth Vader" of the Catholic Church. Only the judge was made visible to viewers in the TV broadcast, which was cut immediately after the sentence was delivered.
IDF strikes Gaza in retaliation to rocket launch at Tel Aviv
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Late Late Show host James Corden pulled off the prank involving actors and a fake statue with a camera crew to document it all. The only thing that's good is the hair. "If my kids were to see this I think they would just cry to be honest".
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