There is no evidence of a cyber attack in the FAA system outage and President Joe Biden has been briefed on the incident, the White House said.
Services like Etsy, Google Cloud and Pokemon Go were also disrupted, tracking websites show.
The outage on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp on 4 October 2021 was inconvenient for many social media users. However, it is only a symptom of a bigger problem.
Facebook, along with its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms, suffered a worldwide outage for hours, a day after a whistleblower accused Facebook of repeatedly prioritising profit over clamping down on hate speech and misinformation.
It's unthinkable to many that Google could ever go down. A Google employee explores what might happen if that scenario becomes a reality.
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