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No, it’s not just you: Half of the internet is down, including Google, Amazon, and Reddit

No, it’s not just you: Half of the internet is down, including Google, Amazon, and RedditWhat better way to start off the week than by not being able to use virtually any online service or access half of the internet's most popular sites? That seems to be the case, as DownDetector (and many tweets) suggest that Google, Amazon, Reddit, and Spectrum — just to name a few — are experiencing issues this morning. Those issues appear to have begun around 6 or 7 AM ET, just as the East Coast was starting its day.Although some of these connection problems appear to be clearing up as of 8:40 AM (for example, Feedly is finally loading for me after being inaccessible since before 8:00 AM), it's likely going to take some time before everything is running smoothly again. Reports are still going up on DownDetector as of writing.It's unclear what is causing half of the internet to go down, but an ominous message from Discord refers to the issue as a "general internet outage," which doesn't sound like something that should be possible:https://twitter.com/ChrisGSeaton/status/1143136635153977345About an hour ago, internet service company Cloudflare says that it "identified a possible route leak impacting some Cloudflare IP ranges." [UPDATE: To be clear, Verizon was responsible for the outage, and Cloudflare was just keeping its customers informed during the recovery process.]Cloudflare followed up with another update about an hour later explaining that the leak "is impacting many internet services including Cloudflare," and moments later, announced that the network responsible for the leak had fixed the issues as of 8:42 AM ET. In theory, the worst of the outage is over.We'll be keeping an eye out for any residual issues that pop up in the hours to come, but we also hope to get a more detailed explanation for why this happened from the network responsible in the near future.UPDATE | 3:30 PM: After service was restored, Cloudflare issued the following statement (via TechCrunch):> Earlier today, a widespread BGP routing leak affected a number of Internet services and a portion of traffic to Cloudflare. All of Cloudflare's systems continued to run normally, but traffic wasn't getting to us for a portion of our domains. At this point, the network outage has been fixed and traffic levels are returning to normal.> > BGP acts as the backbone of the Internet, routing traffic through Internet transit providers and then to services like Cloudflare. There are more than 700k routes across the Internet. By nature, route leaks are localized and can be caused by error or through malicious intent. We've written extensively about BGP and how we've adopted RPKI to help further secure it.Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince also offered a biting take of his own on Twitter:https://twitter.com/eastdakota/status/1143182575680143361



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Amazon employees listen to customers through Echo products, report finds

Amazon employees listen to customers through Echo products, report findsEmployees listen to Echo recordings, transcribe and annotate them and feed them back to the software so that Alexa can better grasp human speech.



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LED light bulbs are somehow on sale for just $1 each on Amazon, today only

LED light bulbs are somehow on sale for just $  1 each on Amazon, today onlyPhilips Hue white LED bulbs are on sale for $ 12.49 each today, and that's a fantastic deal. But Amazon is running a special one-day deal on Monday on regular LED bulbs that you are definitely going to want to take advantage of. Why "definitely," you ask? Because today may very well be the last day that you ever have to buy light bulbs. On Monday only, you can snag a 24-pack of Sylvania Home Lighting 74765 A19 Soft White 2700K LED Light Bulbs for just $ 24.08, which is just $ 1 a bulb. You read that correctly… $ 1! You can also get 24-packs of daylight-tone bright white 5000K bulbs for $ 25.19, which works out to $ 1.05 a bulb. Well, what the heck are you waiting for!?Here's what you need to know from the product page: * These LED lamps make an energy-efficient replacement and substitute for standard 60 watt incandescent lamps. At 8.5 watts, each bulb emits the bright light output of 800 lumens * These bulbs are a great energy-saving replacement for old incandescent bulbs because each lamp has a total lifespan of up to 11, 000 hours. You won't need to constantly change your lightbulbs anymore * These LED lightbulbs require less energy and can save money on your energy bill. Each bright white light bulb works as a great replacement for old 60W incandescent bulbs * These LED light bulbs have a Color temperature of 5000 kelvin, which produces a bright white Color * This bulb is not dimmable.



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Did Saudi Arabia hack Jeff Bezos? Amazon CEO adviser says Saudis 'got private information'

Did Saudi Arabia hack Jeff Bezos? Amazon CEO adviser says Saudis 'got private information'Saudi Arabian officials with an interest in harming Jeff Bezos obtained his "private information," according to an adviser to the world's richest man.



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1st-gen AirPods are discounted on Amazon now that the 2nd-gen model is out

1st-gen AirPods are discounted on Amazon now that the 2nd-gen model is outApple's second-generation AirPods are finally here! Woo hoo! Well, actually, it turns out they're really not that big a deal. In fact, they don't even offer any improvements at all to sound quality or even design. Instead, they support "Hey Siri" and there's an optional wireless charging case you can buy them with that costs $ 40 extra. Considering you can get an AirPods wireless charging case on Amazon for under $ 19, we'll pass. If you don't care about Hey Siri and you want a new pair of Apple's true wireless earbuds, pick up a pair of first-generation AirPods right now on Amazon at a discount.Here are the highlights from the product page: * Amazingly easy to use, Air Pods combine intelligent design with breakthrough technology and crystal clear sound. * Get up to 5 hours of listening time on one charge. * Or up to 3 hours with just a 15-minute charge in the charging case.



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The 5 best Amazon deals you'll find right now

The 5 best Amazon deals you'll find right nowAll five of the top sales this Monday are the best prices we've ever seen.



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Search continues for body of victim, black box in Amazon Prime Air cargo plane crash

Search continues for body of victim, black box in Amazon Prime Air cargo plane crashInvestigators in Texas continued to search for the body of an Amazon cargo plane crash victim and clues to what caused the accident outside Houston.



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What Amazon Didn’t Get From New York

What Amazon Didn’t Get From New YorkMy view is that local governments overuse such subsidies. Consider, by way of illustration, entitlement and discretionary spending on the federal level. Much of discretionary spending, by contrast, is research grants and procurement contracts.



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New York's Amazon rejection exposes US opportunity gap and Democrats' political disconnect

New York's Amazon rejection exposes US opportunity gap and Democrats' political disconnectDemocrats should consider this a wake-up call for 2020 when they must win states that don't have dynamic urban economies like New York or California.



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Amazon announces plans to make half of shipments carbon neutral by 2030

Amazon announces plans to make half of shipments carbon neutral by 2030Online retail giant Amazon has announced plans to make alf if its shipments carbon neutral by the year 2030. The company, which ships millions of packages a year to shoppers, said that it will achieve that goal by switching to renewable energy sources and by asking suppliers to reimagine their packaging. “It won’t be easy to achieve this goal, but it’s worth being focused and stubborn on this vision and we’re committed to seeing it through,” Dave Clark, Amazon senior vice president of worldwide operations, said.



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