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Major media, govt websites hit by global outage

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Paris (AFP) – Major media and government websites, including the White House, New York Times, Reddit and Amazon were temporarily down on Tuesday after being hit by a global outage blamed on a glitch from cloud computing services provider Fastly. The widespread outages around 1000 GMT also hit the UK government website, CNN and the BBC before resuming services more than an hour later.  “Error 503 Service Unavailable” and “connection failure” messages appeared on several websites, later blamed on a problem at San Francisco-based firm Fastly, which scrambled to restore sites.  The company offers …

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