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This article was published on July 22, 2021

PSA: Amazon, PSN, Airbnb, and half the internet is down

Gaming services have been hit hard

PSA: Amazon, PSN, Airbnb, and half the internet is down
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Thomas Macaulay

Writer at Neural by TNW — Thomas covers AI in all its iterations. Likes Werner Herzog films and Arsenal FC. Writer at Neural by TNW — Thomas covers AI in all its iterations. Likes Werner Herzog films and Arsenal FC.

The websites of some of the world’s biggest banks, airlines, and gaming services are down following a massive outage.

Amazon, Airbnb, and UPS are among countless sites that have gone offline for many users.

Gamers have been hit particularly hard. Users of the PlayStation Network, Steam, and Fortnite have all reported network issues.

DownDetector, which tracks outages around the world, is still going strong though:

The source appears to have been caused by an issue at the Akamai Edge DNS service, and some sites are now slowly coming back online.

We’ll let you know when we have an update. In the meantime, you can still enjoy the superlative content on TNW.

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