Pakistan Accidentally Triggers YouTube Outage Around the World

Hundreds of thousands of would-be video watchers found that YouTube was down for them Tuesday night – in fact it’s still down for some people – because of an oopsie by the Pakistan government, trying to block its own people from accessing YouTube. Instead, Pakistan accidentally ended up blocking as much as 2/3rs of YouTube users around the world from accessing YouTube.

Facebook Goes Down

Yes, it’s true – today, August 1, 2014 – Facebook is down. No word yet from Facebook on whether Facebook was hacked, or someone tripped over a power cord, or just what the problem is. Within moments, it was all over Twitter, and apparently around the world, as people in all language started posting that Facebook was down, Facebook es mort, etc.. UPDATE: At 9:30am PST / 12:30pm EST Facebook came back up. No word yet on what the problem was.

Why is Movie2k Down? We Explain the MPAA Legal Wrangling that Took Down the World’s Largest Streaming Movie Search Engine

Movie2k, which lives, or lived, at, is down, and a lot of fans want to know what happened to Movie2k, and why they can’t access Movie2k. Put simply, you can’t reach Movie2k because the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) got a restraining order from the court, requiring that access to the site be blocked. Everywhere.

How to Check the Status of All Google Services at Once

Want to find out if there is a Google service outage or Google service disruption, or if a certain Google service is down? While Gmail is down more often than some of Google’s other services, other Google services also experience outages, and wouldn’t it be nice if there were a way to check on the status of all of the Google services at once? Well, there is just such a one-stop shopping status checker, and it will show you the status for Google Mail, Google Calendar, Google Talk, Google Drive, Google Documents, Google Spreadsheets, Google Presentations, Google Drawings, Google Sites, Google Video for business, and even Google Groups, Google Admin control panel / API, and Postini Services!