(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had restored service to its main app and Instagram, after the world’s largest social network suffered a major outage that frustrated users across the globe for about 24 hours. The company also said it was considering whether to refund advertisers for lost exposure due to the problems, which internet outage trackers showed affected users in Europe, Japan, North and South America. “Yesterday, a server configuration issue made it difficult for people to access our apps and services. We are 100 percent back up and running and apologize for any inconvenience,” a Facebook spokesperson said. “We are still investigating the overall impact of this issue, including the possibility of refunds for advertisers.” Facebook takes tens of millions of dollars of advertising revenue every day. Media reports earlier said millions of users were affected, and thousands took to Twitter on Wednesday and Thursday to complain … [Read more...] about Facebook restores services after global outage
US citizens in multiple states can now again call 911 using a cellular network, after an outage that lasted for more than a day, the media are reporting. CenturyLink, a US telecommunications provider (one which provides internet and phone services to major cell carriers in the country), announced on Friday evening that “all consumer services impacted by this event, including voice and 911, have been restored.”A day earlier, on Thursday at noon, a disruption had caused the service to be unavailable to Seattle, Washington and Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as Idaho, Oregon, Arizona and Missouri, the media reported.CenturyLink was very stingy with words, saying only that it had an issue with a network element. It took the company roughly a day to fully restore the services.Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said the commission is investigating the outage.“When an emergency strikes, it’s critical that Americans are able to use 911 to reach … [Read more...] about CenturyLink restores services after major outage
CHI Memorial Hospital Georgia announced Tuesday that radiation therapy services will resume at the hospital's Battlefield Parkway location in Ringgold. Memorial has worked to restore services since November 2017, when the hospital purchased the facility from the former owner, Hutcheson Medical Center, for $4.5 million. After some regulatory hurdles that came when Erlanger Health System also expressed interest in opening a cancer treatment center in the area, the state gave Memorial the go ahead in June to purchase the new radiation equipment it needed. Pending an inspection Wednesday, Memorial will see its first patient in the renovated building Friday. The region has been without cancer services for three years to date, when the old facility was forced to close in Hutcheson's collapse. … [Read more...] about Radiation therapy services return to North Georgia
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Milton J. Valencia Globe Staff December 04, 2018 By late October — five weeks after gas fires and explosions rocked the Merrimack Valley — the struggle to restore gas service to tens of thousands of residents was moving at a snail’s pace. Hundreds of plumbers had been brought in, but they were reconnecting only 50 or so homes a day. Only about 500 of the 8,000 affected customers of Columbia Gas had seen their service restored.With cold weather fast approaching, the mayor of Lawrence and the town managers of Andover and North Andover gathered at North Andover Town Hall for a meeting. They needed a Plan B. “You could just feel it was not going in the right direction,” said North Andover Town Manager Andrew Maylor. Advertisement In a week’s time, the three officials would join Columbia Gas representatives and Governor Charlie … [Read more...] about With more plumbers on the job, could Lawrence have seen faster restoration of gas service?
After Office 365 business users reported that they were unable to log in to their accounts in the early morning hours of Monday, November 19, Microsoft has acknowledged the issue and applied a fix that’s slowly beginning to restore service to affected users. Microsoft says the issue was caused by a problem related to the company’s multifactor authentication services. Because Microsoft’s multifactor authentication services went down globally, users were unable to get the secondary six-digit code that is required to log in to their accounts, TechCrunch reported. The codes are typically either sent via text messages, push notifications, or through a hardware key. Microsoft has not disclosed what caused the multifactor authentication system to go offline, as engineers are continuing to investigate the problem. In the meantime, Microsoft has applied a hotfix to remedy the problem, allowing users to slowly regain access to their Office 365 accounts. Azure users were … [Read more...] about Service restored after glitch locks out Microsoft Office 365 business users