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A massive internet outage has affected websites including the Guardian, the UK government’s website gov.uk, Amazon and Reddit. The issue made the sites inaccessible to many users for more than an hour on Tuesday morning.

The outage was traced to a failure in a content delivery network (CDN) run by Fastly. It began at about 11am UK time, with visitors to a huge number of sites receiving error messages including, “Error 503 service unavailable” and a terse “connection failure”.

Others affected included the publishers CNN, the New York Times, and the Financial Times, as well as the streaming services

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Massive outage takes websites, including Amazon and major news sites, offline

Websites around the world, including major news sites, Amazon and the United Kingdom’s government page, were temporarily down during a massive outage early Tuesday.

Fastly, an American cloud computing services provider, said it began investigating the issue about 5:58 a.m. ET on its status page. The company, which provides content delivery services to many websites, said the issue was fixed within an hour.

“We identified a service configuration that triggered disruptions across our points of presence globally and have disabled that configuration,” Fastly told NBC News in a statement. “Our global network is coming back online.”

Multiple news outlets

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Internet Outage Hits Major Websites

Dozens of websites in the U.S. and Europe briefly went dark Tuesday, victims of an internal glitch at a major cloud-service provider and the latest example of how a problem at a single player in the internet’s piping can have outsize repercussions.

Sites including the U.K. government’s main public-services portal and several major U.S. and European news outlets, such as CNN, the

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and Le Monde, were inaccessible to at least some users for roughly an hour, beginning around 6 a.m. EDT.

Those sites went down after

Fastly Inc.,

the operator of a content delivery network

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Fastly blames global internet outage on software bug

LONDON — Fastly, the company hit by a major outage that caused many of the world’s top websites to go offline briefly this week, blamed the problem on a software bug that was triggered when a customer changed a setting.

The problem at Fastly meant internet users couldn’t connect to a host of popular websites early Tuesday, including The New York Times, the Guardian, Twitch, Reddit and the British government’s homepage.

“We experienced a global outage due to an undiscovered software bug that surfaced on June 8 when it was triggered by a valid customer configuration change,” Nick Rockwell, Fastly’s

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EDD wrestles with computer outage amid unemployment backlog

California’s embattled labor agency acknowledged Monday that “an intermittent issue” has surfaced with the computer system its workers use to process claims for unemployment benefits.

The state Employment Development Department has told staffers for multiple state lawmakers that the computer system for handling jobless benefits is experiencing outages and glitches.

“We’re trying to catch up with our IT folks,” said Loree Levy, a spokesperson for the state EDD. “It appears there was an intermittent issue.”

The EDD told state legislative staffers it is working to fix the problem.

“My staff reached out to the EDD, which informed us they are

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