MENLO PARK, United States — Facebook blamed a "server configuration change" Thursday for a massive outage affecting its applications around the world and brought fresh attention to the embattled social networking leader. After acknowledging the problem Wednesday, Facebook remained silent on the issue for nearly 24 hours before issuing an explanation and apology around 1630 GMT Thursday. "Yesterday, as a result of a server configuration change, many people had trouble accessing our apps and services," a Facebook tweet said. A Facebook outage in November last year was attributed to a server problem, and a September disruption was said to have been the result of "networking issues." Cox made his announcement on his Facebook page, saying he was leaving "with great sadness" after 13 years.
Source: Philippine Star March 14, 2019 21:33 UTC