An outage at a little-known firm that speeds up access to websites knocked a lot of top internet destinations offline on Tuesday, disrupting business and leisure for untold millions globally. The problem was quickly resolved. The company, Fastly, blamed a configuration error in its technology.
But the incident — Fastly’s traffic dropped 75% for about an hour just as the U.S. East Coast was beginning to stir —raises questions about how vulnerable the global internet is.
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The first computers were not built in a garage in Silicon Valley in California, but rather in a living room in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district. This first functional computer, the Z3, was put into operation for the first time exactly 80 years ago - on May 12, 1941.
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The maker of popular video game Cyberpunk 2077 has been hacked in a ransomware attack.
CD Projekt Red said hackers had accessed its internal network, digitally scrambled some of its data servers and tried to blackmail it.
The perpetrators claim to have stolen source code for several of the firm's games which they said they would leak unless a payment was made.
But the Polish games company said it would not negotiate.
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No matter what they say - we have significant issues with gmail and other apps to login / or connect
Google said Gmail connectivity issues affected a “significant subset” of users, the second consecutive day in which one of the internet giant’s most popular services had been stymied by technical problems.
The company said service had been restored for all users at 6:51 p.m. on Tuesday. Google first reported the problem at 4:29 p.m., according to its status page.
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Google applications including YouTube, email and Docs are suffering a rare service outage, with users unable to access many of the company's services.
Google applications including YouTube, email and Docs are suffering a rare service outage, with users unable to access many of the company's services.
"We're aware of a problem with Gmail affecting a majority of users. The affected users are unable to access Gmail," a statement said
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Cryptocurrency is emerging as a new front in Latin America’s struggle against gangs battling for control of vast criminal markets for sex, drugs, guns and people, according to law-enforcement authorities.
“There’s a transition to committing crimes in cyberspace, like acquiring cryptocurrencies to launder money ... and the pandemic is accelerating it,” said Santiago Nieto, head of the Mexican finance ministry’s financial intelligence unit (UIF).
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Image is internet find with unknown source so no credits to give.
However, it reflects some of our portfolio as we are literally opeSUSE freaks and use it where ever we can. You should give it a try, not just if you configure your server but as rock-solid desktop that has in no way to hide from products that come from Seattle..... :)
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If you’ve been observing social media conversations, you might have come across a ton of lingo or acronyms that take you a while to figure out. Social media acronyms like TFW, TBH and LMK get thrown around very casually in comments, captions and conversations between people. Here are 99 social media acronyms and abbreviations and what they mean.
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This is a brand new server run by the main developers of the project as a spin-off of mastodon.social 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!