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Gone in Minutes, Out for Hours: Global Outage Shakes Facebook

When‌ ‌apps‌ ‌used‌ ‌by‌ ‌billions‌ ‌of‌ ‌people‌ ‌worldwide‌ ‌blinked‌ ‌out,‌ ‌lives‌ ‌were‌ ‌disrupted,‌ ‌businesses‌ ‌were‌ ‌cut‌ ‌off‌ ‌from‌ ‌customers‌ ‌—‌ ‌and‌ ‌some‌ ‌Facebook‌ ‌employees‌ ‌were‌ ‌locked‌ ‌out‌ ‌of‌ ‌their‌ ‌offices.‌ ‌Facebook’s‌ ‌internal‌ ‌communications‌ ‌platform,‌ ‌Workplace,‌ ‌was‌ ‌also‌ ‌taken‌ ‌out,‌ ‌leaving‌ ‌most‌ ‌employees‌ ‌unable‌ ‌to‌ ‌do‌ ‌their‌ ‌jobs.‌ ‌ ‌

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The Real Faces of Silicon Valley

As the valley’s tech companies have driven the U.S. economy since the Great Recession, the region remains one of the most unequal.

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