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Thursday's Facebook outage

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Thursday's Facebook outage

I particularly liked the comments in the WinInfo Daily Update
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For 2.5 Wonderful Hours, No Privacy Violations on Facebook
Facebook did the unthinkable for two and a half wonderful hours this week: For the first time in its history, it didn't violate any of its subscribers' privacy. And how did Facebook achieve this technological and moral apex? Why, by turning itself off. The service underwent its longest-ever outage on Thursday, preventing stalkers, ex-boyfriends, and creepy 40-somethings from checking up on their, um, loved ones. To fix the underlying problem, Facebook had to perform an action that's familiar to almost any PC user: It pulled the plug and rebooted. Next time, I recommend just the first half of that solution. Or at least start taking privacy more seriously. Either way.
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Thursday's Facebook outage

what is Facebook Crazy Roll eyes Roll eyes
Steve
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Re: Thursday's Facebook outage

Tis a book with a face on the front cover.
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Re: Thursday's Facebook outage

Did you see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-11376350 ?
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198kHz
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Re: Thursday's Facebook outage

This
sums it up nicely.
Note: contains a bit of immoderate language
Not young enough to know everything
pierre_pierre
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Re: Thursday's Facebook outage

would you trust your Post person?  I am lucky got a nice female
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-11403984
Steve
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Quote from: 4C
This
sums it up nicely.
Note: contains a bit of immoderate language
I like this  Smiley
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Re: Thursday's Facebook outage

I must confess I too was quite glad to hear that Facebook had died for a few hours last night, although I was perhaps a bit flippant about the ‘issue’!
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Smiley
Not young enough to know everything
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Re: Thursday's Facebook outage

Here is my public Facebook Albums:


Enjoy