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Link Logger
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Facebook briefly takes over internet

hmmmmm, the possibilities are endless.....

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A bug with Facebook's ubiquitous embedded widgets redirected millions from the websites they were visiting to Facebook itself Thursday. It's now fixed, but for awhile, some of the largest sites in the world were inaccessible.

Visitors to such sites as CNN, the Gawker network, and NBC News were instantly transferred to a Facebook error page upon loading the intended site.
»www.nbcnews.com/technology/techn···B8297602

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La Luna
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Is that the right link? Don't see anything about FB.

Unless I'm missing something, which is entirely possible.



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Correct link: »www.nbcnews.com/technology/techn···B8297602



La Luna
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There we go. I see he posted another thread about China, so figured this was the wrong link here.

Thanks!



Link Logger
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My bad, thanks Raphion See Profile



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said by Link Logger:

hmmmmm, the possibilities are endless.....

quote:
A bug with Facebook's ubiquitous embedded widgets redirected millions from the websites they were visiting to Facebook itself Thursday. It's now fixed, but for awhile, some of the largest sites in the world were inaccessible.

Visitors to such sites as CNN, the Gawker network, and NBC News were instantly transferred to a Facebook error page upon loading the intended site.
»www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/half-chinas-computers-infected-malware-study-finds-1B8290982#/technology/technolog/facebook-briefly-takes-over-entire-internet-redirection-bug-1B8297602

Blake

lol, I see what they did there.
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Also cited:
• »news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-575683···the-web/



goalieskates
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quote:
This means if you logged in to other sites using your Facebook account -- a feature Facebook likes to highlight constantly -- then you would get rerouted to Facebook's site and an error message that read "An error occurred. Please try again later."

The only way to stop it was to log out of Facebook. This shows how widespread Facebook Connect is and how easily one site can cause the Internet to come screeching to a halt.
These guys are not ready for prime time, and they don't care. Another reason for users to use common sense and not rely on others with their automatic solutions.


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so is that it...the internet has been deduced to facebook and egotistical boasting....pictures of what people are eating....their personal issues.

I say we issue a license to use the internet and disallow the simpletons access.

How unfortunate....



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said by Link Logger:

hmmmmm, the possibilities are endless.....

As Facebook's computer system redirects all the world's sites to itself, an ominous message appears on its main control screen: "WARN: THERE IS ANOTHER SYSTEM", followed by its audible demand for operators to give it direct connection to "Google".

(My apologies to Dennis Feltham Jones and Colossus... especially to Colossus)
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One wonders what will happen when sites like Facebook/Google are hooked up to drones.

. o O (SkyNet)
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said by StuartMW:

One wonders what will happen when sites like Facebook/Google are hooked up to drones.

. o O (SkyNet)

At which point, the computer megasystem will state to mankind: "Freedom is just an illusion... in time, you will come to regard me not only with respect and awe, but with love".

With further apologies to Colossus... it's just a joke, Colossus... only a joke...
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Yes well it can demand what it likes...

Reminds me of a comedy skit I saw in the late 70's. A vending machine size computer was saying it was invincible and was going to take over the world etc. A drunk (complete with paper bag & bottle) staggers up and listens for a bit before going behind the computer and pulling the cord at which point he staggers off with a smug expression.
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said by StuartMW:

Yes well it can demand what it likes...

Reminds me of a comedy skit I saw in the late 70's. A vending machine size computer was saying it was invincible and was going to take over the world etc. A drunk (complete with paper bag & bottle) staggers up and listens for a bit before going behind the computer and pulling the cord at which point he staggers off with a smug expression.

Is three a video of this online?
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Looked but couldn't find one.



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said by StuartMW:

Looked but couldn't find one.

Oh well. Thanks.


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Found it!!!

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFt3rzs0Fyw

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said by StuartMW:

Found it!!!

(youtube clip)

:D


StuartMW
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Well taking out Google, Facebook et al maybe a little trickier

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said by avn2 :

so is that it...the internet has been deduced to facebook and egotistical boasting....pictures of what people are eating....their personal issues.

I say we issue a license to use the internet and disallow the simpletons access.

How unfortunate....

LOL!!! Cute.
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I say Darwin was right--let natural selection take it's course
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It has always been a good policy security-wise to log out of a site. There are a few like dslr I don't bother to...others like google mail, facebook etc. I would NEVER stay logged into.



Link Logger
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I like this one better, ever seen the movie Demon Seed?

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVCghLfdzsY


Blake


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That's pretty good. Thanks for sharing. Of course the one I posted was from 1977/1978 I think and that was pre-Terminator
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