Facebook and Instagram went down for hours

Tech giant faces heat from outage and whistleblower By Grace Hamilton, Staff Writer Facebook and its subsidiaries were down for multiple hours last Monday, causing concern about the dependency on the tech giant and the amount of power it wields over today’s technology.  The outage rendered Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Oculus and WhatsApp inaccessible for almost six hours on Oct. 4. Moreover, people who use Facebook to log in to their devices, websites and smart technology were unable to do so with the absence of the platform.  “Configuration changes on the backbone routers that coordinate network traffic between our data centers … Continue reading Facebook and Instagram went down for hours

Adult minors corrupting themselves

Technology has improved a lot since I was in high school. I remember when Snake was the pinnacle of entertainment that one could play on his or her phone. Now, I run an emulator on my smart phone so that I can play Legend of Zelda, Pokémon or Golden Sun. However, this rapid improvement can be a double-edge sword. My first phone did not have a camera, and my second one took pictures with roughly the same prowess as a potato. Now, my phone can take high quality pictures that correct for light and movement, or even take a video … Continue reading Adult minors corrupting themselves