Alex Hern

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The cause of the outage was quickly identified as a problem with the “edge cloud” provider Fastly. Image: Paul Scott/The Irish Times

What happened? For 45 minutes this morning, a significant chunk of the web did not work. People trying to visit a huge array of websites, from The Ir(...)

 WhatsApp’s new terms of service have proven controversial. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters

If you have not agreed to WhatsApp’s controversial new terms of service by May 15th, the app will begin to turn off features until you do, Facebook ha(...)

MyHeritage: ‘Some people love the Deep Nostalgia feature and consider it magical, while others find it creepy and dislike it.’ Photograph: MyHeritage.com

Deep Nostalgia, a new service from the genealogy site MyHeritage that animates old family photos, has gone viral on social media, in another example o(...)

US president Donald Trump  will be removed from Facebook and Instagram until at least after the inauguration of Joe Biden. File photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Donald Trump will be suspended from Facebook and Instagram indefinitely and at least until the end of his time in office, Mark Zuckerberg has said, as(...)

Does drinking pee work? “Better than you could imagine!” says one Facebook group. Photograph: E+/Getty

One benefit of being part of a social network with more than a billion members: there will be thousands of people who share that “one in a million” in(...)

The Strava global heatmap can highlight areas with an unusually high concentration of connected, exercise-focused individuals. Photograph: Strava heatmap

The Pentagon said on Monday it was reviewing whether it needed to bolster its security protocols after fitness tracking devices broadcast patterns of (...)