UK ISP Virgin Media accidentally blocks Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram


Bad news for customers of Virgin Media, after a technical SNAFU saw the UK’s third biggest ISP block Facebook, Instagram and Messenger. According to tech blog The Inquirer, this outage was due to an issue with Virgin Media’s DNS system, although it didn’t go into specifics. DNS is the system that translates IP addresses into human-readable domain names. Naturally, people are upset. Many have taken to Twitter (which isn’t blocked) to vent their outrage. @virginmedia what’s going on my wi fi is working fine but can’t get on Facebook have you blocked it — sam brown (@samybroon) April 12, 2017…

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Or just read more coverage about: Facebook,Instagram

from UK – The Next Web https://thenextweb.com/uk/2017/04/12/uk-isp-virgin-media-accidentally-blocks-facebook-messenger-and-instagram/

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