Fastly blames global internet outage on software bug

(AP) Fastly, the company that was hit by a major outage that caused many of the world’s top websites to go offline briefly, blamed the problem on a software bug that was triggered when a customer changed a setting.

The problem at Fastly meant internet users couldn’t connect to a host of popular websites including The New York Times, the Guardian, Twitch, Reddit and the British government’s homepage.

A company executive said in a blog post late Tuesday it was caused by an undiscovered bug included in a software update and the company is trying to figure out why it wasn’t detected during testing.

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