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A major outage at content delivery network Cloudflare caused hundreds of websites across the internet to stop working and return a ‘500 Internal Server error’ message this morning

A major outage at content delivery network Cloudflare caused hundreds of websites across the internet to stop working and return a ‘500 Internal Server error’ message this morning. 

A content delivery network (CDN) is a distributed group of severs around the world that work in unison. Websites use these CDNs to deliver content from the cloud safely and as quickly as possible. 

Cloudflare is the most popular content delivery network by some margin, with around 10 per cent of all requests on the internet running through its servers. 

Websites affected by the and may have been affected by the issue, but it was also facing a surge in demand for journey information on the first day of rail strikes across Britain. 

Cloudflare acknowledged the issue in an update on its official account.

‘The Cloudflare team is aware of the current service issues and is working to resolve as quickly as possible,’ it stated.

The company implemented a fix at 08.20 BST (03:20 EDT) and posted an update on its service status page at 09:06 BST (04:06 EDT) claiming to have resolved the issue. 

Cloudflare acknowledged the issue in an update on its official Twitter account

Websites affected include Discord, Shopify, Fitbit, Peloton, Grindr, Ring, bet365, Google, NordVPN, JustEat and Ladbrokes, according to Downdetector.

The outage prompted many internet users to express their distress about ‘large chunks of the internet’ returning a 500 Internal Server Error message on social media. 

‘Did the internet just go down? Getting a 500 internal server error across several websites,’ wrote one Twitter user.

‘Downdetector is down, Discord is down, League of Legends Servers are down, Valorant is down. Huge internet outage happening,’ wrote another.

‘Half the internet is down because of some cloudflare issue giving a 500 server internal nginx error.

Pingu is taking over the world as we speak. Twitter is next. It’s over folks. Noot noot,’ wrote another.

‘And you thought the train strike was bad…’ said cybersecurity expert Graham Cluley.

‘When many websites are reliant on a single technology, there’s always the risk it may be a single point of failure.’

Jake Moore, Global Cybersecurity Advisor at ESET Internet Security told MailOnline: ‘There seems to be a problem with Cloudflare and a fix is being implemented but in the meantime users may be frustrated with the amount of services offline. 

‘It just goes to show how the majority of the internet still funnels through a small series of lines which puts major pressure on these platforms which are designed to offer protection and reliability. 

‘When problems occur, havoc can erupt in cyberspace.

Unfortunately, these are becoming more commonplace.’

Internet users took to Twitter to express their distress about ‘large chunks of the internet’ returning a 505 Internal Server Error

Moore explained: ‘Each request from a browser responds with a status.

When you visit a website and are met with a 500 Internal Server error message, it means there is a problem with the website. 

‘Usually no information is offered as to why but in more and more cases these days the problem lies with the content delivery network. 

‘CDNs are battling increasing traffic which is often the cause of outages.’ 

Cloudflare was quick to identify the issue and implement a fix. 

John Graham-Cumming, CTO of Cloudflare, said on a that it was not a worldwide outage, but ‘a lot of places’ were impacted.

‘Problem with our backbone.

We know what. Rollbacks etc. happening,’ he said.

The company has now published a  on its blog, stating that the outage affected traffic in 19 of its data centres, which together handle a significant proportion of its global traffic.

These data centres are located in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Ashburn, Chicago, Frankfurt, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Manchester, Miami, Milan, Mumbai, Newark, Osaka, São Paulo, San Jose, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo.

In a statement sent to MailOnline this afternoon, Cloudflare confirmed that the outage ‘was not the result of an attack’. 

‘A network change in some of our data centres caused a portion of our network to be unavailable,’ a Cloudflare spokesperson said. 

‘Due to the nature of the incident, customers may have had difficulty reaching websites and services that rely on Cloudflare from approximately 0628-0720 UTC. 

‘Cloudflare was working on a fix within minutes, and the network is running normally now.’

Campaigners call out Government's gambling tsar

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The boss of the Government’s gambling regulator has not been to a high street betting shop and has been to just one casino since taking up his role a year ago.

Andrew Rhodes has also not made any visits to online gambling companies since beginning his £150,000-a-year job in June 2021.

Will Prochaska, from Gambling With Lives, a charity that supports families bereaved by gambling-related suicide, said last night: ‘It’s concerning that the chief executive of the Gambling Commission has held regular meetings with CEOs of gambling companies and industry lobbyists, but hasn’t yet found the time to visit a betting shop where he would be able to witness the damage this industry does.

‘Neither has he yet made time to hold a meeting with bereaved families who have been requesting one for over six months.

Andrew Rhodes CEO of Gambling Commission  is responsible for protecting the vulnerable from gambling-related harm

Someone takes their life because of gambling every day in England alone, and it should worry us all that the regulator of the industry that causes those deaths spends more time listening to industry CEOs than he does to those most harmed.’

The Gambling Commission is responsible for regulating betting firms, advising the Government on gambling-related issues and protecting the vulnerable from gambling-related harm.

Mr Rhodes was officially made the chief executive last month after serving an interim year in the role.

In that time, he has visited just one bingo hall and two adult gaming centres.

The commission, which regulates arcades, betting, bingo, casinos, slot machines and lotteries as well as remote gambling, said visits had been affected by the pandemic.

However, it added that Mr Rhodes and other executives ‘meet operators on a regular basis as well as groups representing bettors and those affected by gambling harm’.

It said: ‘A programme of engagement for the next 12 months is already under way.’

But Matt Zarb-Cousin, director of the campaign group Clean Up Gambling, called for him to pay more trips to locations where people gamble.

He added: ‘The chief executive of the Gambling Commission and other MPs who are supportive of the industry should go and see these places for themselves and not be taken on sanitised guided tours by the public affairs representatives of gambling companies.’

Details of Mr Rhodes’s visits were provided by the Government in answer to a parliamentary question from Tory MP Philip Davies, who was paid almost £50,000 to advise a gambling firm in 2019.

It also revealed that Mr Rhodes had met online gambling operators nine times and trade body representatives on 13 occasions.

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A major outage at content delivery network Cloudflare caused hundreds of websites across the internet to stop working and return a ‘500 Internal Server error’ message this morning

A major outage at content delivery network Cloudflare caused hundreds of websites across the internet to stop working and return a ‘500 Internal Server error’ message this morning. 

A content delivery network (CDN) is a distributed group of severs around the world that work in unison. Websites use these CDNs to deliver content from the cloud safely and as quickly as possible. 

Cloudflare is the most popular content delivery network by some margin, with around 10 per cent of all requests on the internet running through its serv and may have been affected by the issue, but it was also facing a surge in demand for journey information on the first day of rail strikes across Britain. 

Cloudflare acknowledged the issue in an update on its official account.

‘The Cloudflare team is aware of the current service issues and is working to resolve as quickly as possible,’ it stated.

The company implemented a fix at 08.20 BST (03:20 EDT) and posted an update on its service status page at 09:06 BST (04:06 EDT) claiming to have resolved the issue. 

Cloudflare acknowledged the issue in an update on its official Twitter account

Websites affected include Discord, Shopify, Fitbit, Peloton, Grindr, Ring, bet365, Google, NordVPN, JustEat and Ladbrokes, according to Downdetector.

The outage prompted many internet users to express their distress about ‘large chunks of the internet’ returning a 500 Internal Server Error message on social media. 

‘Did the internet just go down? Getting a 500 internal server error across several websites,’ wrote one Twitter user.

‘Downdetector is down, Discord is down, League of Legends Servers are down, Valorant is down. Huge internet outage happening,’ wrote another.

‘Half the internet is down because of some cloudflare issue giving a 500 server internal nginx error.

Pingu is taking over the world as we speak. Twitter is next. It’s over folks. Noot noot,’ wrote another.

‘And you thought the train strike was bad…’ said cybersecurity expert Graham Cluley.

‘When many websites are reliant on a single technology, there’s always the risk it may be a single point of failure.’

Jake Moore, Global Cybersecurity Advisor at ESET Internet Security told MailOnline: ‘There seems to be a problem with Cloudflare and a fix is being implemented but in the meantime users may be frustrated with the amount of services offline. 

‘It just goes to show how the majority of the internet still funnels through a small series of lines which puts major pressure on these platforms which are designed to offer protection and reliability. 

‘When problems occur, havoc can erupt in cyberspace.

Unfortunately, these are becoming more commonplace.’

Internet users took to Twitter to express their distress about ‘large chunks of the internet’ returning a 505 Internal Server Error

Moore explained: ‘Each request from a browser responds with a status.

When you visit a website and are met with a 500 Internal Server error message, it means there is a problem with the website. 

‘Usually no information is offered as to why but in more and more cases these days the problem lies with the content delivery network. 

‘CDNs are battling increasing traffic which is often the cause of outages.’ 

Cloudflare was quick to identify the issue and implement a fix. 

John Graham-Cumming, CTO of Cloudflare, said on a that it was not a worldwide outage, but ‘a lot of places’ were impacted.

‘Problem with our backbone.

We know what. Rollbacks etc. happening,’ he said.

The company has now published a  on its blog, stating that the outage affected traffic in 19 of its data centres, which together handle a significant proportion of its global traffic.

These data centres are located in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Ashburn, Chicago, Frankfurt, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Manchester, Miami, Milan, Mumbai, Newark, Osaka, São Paulo, San Jose, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo.

In a statement sent to MailOnline this afternoon, Cloudflare confirmed that the outage ‘was not the result of an attack’. 

‘A network change in some of our data centres caused a portion of our network to be unavailable,’ a Cloudflare spokesperson said. 

‘Due to the nature of the incident, customers may have had difficulty reaching websites and services that rely on Cloudflare from approximately 0628-0720 UTC. 

‘Cloudflare was working on a fix within minutes, and the network is running normally now.’

Ozil wants to 'contribute' at Fenerbahce despite being frozen out

Mesut Ozil insists he wants to ‘contribute’ to Fenerbahce despite his future hanging by a thread after being frozen out by new boss Jorge Jesus – and unfollowing the club on social media.

Ozil’s nightmare in Turkey looks to be drawing to a close after Jesus said the 34-year-old German international would not play for them again.

And adding to the uncertainty around the former Arsenal star, he took the step of clicking unfollow on Fenerbahce’s Twitter and Instagram page – all but confirming his time at the club is over. 

Mesut Ozil pledged his commitment to Fenerbahce despite being strongly linked with an exit

Earlier, he unfollowed Fenerbahce on social media as speculation about future ramps up

But the midfielder – a former World Cup winner – has moved to clarify his position, hitting out at ‘fake news’ reports around his future in a post on Instagram – accompanied by a photo of him walking out in a Fenerbahce shirt – and stressing he wants to ‘serve’ the Turkish outfit.

‘I wanted to make this statement in order to prevent the discrediting of myself in the public and to inform our community correctly,’ he said.

‘First of all, I make my preparations individually with a special program, and I patiently wait for my time to come in order to meet my childhood love and contribute.

‘I did not come to Fenerbahce and my homeland Turkey for a holiday. Every time I sweat our glorious jersey, I have no other purpose than to contribute. I have many goals that I would like to live in Fenerbahçe, my childhood love. I will not quit football until I do these things.

‘Both me and my club are going through a process inherent in football. It is my greatest desire to serve my beloved Fenerbahçe by getting through this process in the best way possible.

‘My request to our fans is that they do not give credence to the fake news in the media.’

It came after Jesus’ damning comments made it clear that Ozil had no future. 

New Fenerbahce manager Jorge Jesus said Ozil, 34, will not play for the Turkish club again 

‘He had his time, his space,’ Jesus said in a press conference. ‘He has a beautiful history in Turkey, no one can take it away from him.

‘He is a well-known player around the world. But I will follow exactly what was the end of the Ozil era. The most important thing here is Fenerbahce and it is from there that I build my ideas and the players who come to work with me. If you loved this short article as well as you desire to be given more information regarding Googls i implore you to stop by our web-site. ‘

Ozil has not featured for the Turkish Super Lig side since March 20 after he was excluded from the squad following a row with interim head coach Ismail Kartal over his fitness. 

Kartal did not get the managerial job permanently, but Jesus has pledged to follow in his footsteps and keep the former Arsenal star, who earns £350,000-a-week at Fenerbahce, away from the starting XI. 

Ozil could now be set to swap football for Fortnite, according to his agent Dr Erkut Sogut

Sogut said his client was a keen FIFA and Fortnite player and said he ‘wouldn’t be surprised’ if the midfielder become a professional gamer

Ozil’s turmoil in Turkey has forced him to look at the next steps in his career – and his agent Dr Erkut Sogut has revealed he could swap football for Fortnite.

‘He will go more into eSports, play himself and maybe become an eSports athlete,’

‘He’s really good, to be honest, at Fortnite and I think one day I wouldn’t be surprised if he is competing.

‘He owns a team – M10 Esports – and he has players. He has a gaming house in Germany. He has football, like FIFA, and Fortnite.’

Sogut’s comments are perhaps not a surprise given Ozil’s love of gaming. In 2018, then Arsenal manager Unai Emery was forced to deny playing video games was behind a back injury the German had suffered.

Ozil has endured a difficult period since leaving Arsenal in January 2021 and Sogut believes the club could have handled his exit better.

Ozil has made 36 appearances for the club and scored nine goals, often captaining the side

He likes to unwind by playing video games and his representative says it’s a viable pathway 

In the lead-up to Ozil’s departure, the player criticised China for its mistreatment of Uighur Muslims, while he himself came under fire for posing for a photo with Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

‘They were a club that was always neutral in terms of political things but they are not neutral any more, right? They gave it up,’ he added. 

‘They can’t just stay neutral in certain situations. Now they have spoken up with Ukraine. They are now taking a position as a club.

‘Now they’re outspoken about issues in the world which when it was Mesut they said: ‘We don’t want to discuss things like that’. 

‘But it was a development I think for them as well as a club that things are changing and they have to adapt as well.’


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Macau legislators pass landmark casino reform bill

HONG KONG, June 21 (Reuters) – Legislators in Macau approved a landmark casino bill on Tuesday, the biggest reforms in more than two decades, ahead of an expected casino licence bidding process in the world’s biggest gambling hub.

The changes – marking the first major reforms since casinos were first liberalised in 2002 – mean far greater oversight and control by the government into casino operations in Macau.

The vote came as the Chinese special administrative region carries out mass COVID-19 testing of its more than 600,000 population after dozens of locally transmitted cases were found in recent days.

A hotel and casino resort on Macau’s main peninsula was locked down by authorities on Tuesday due to a coronavirus infection, with some 700 people forced to quarantine.

Macau’s legislature released a final draft of a highly anticipated gaming bill last week, fixing casino tax to 40% from 39% currently and giving officials far greater oversight into casino operations

The 55-page document, released in Portuguese and Chinese on the legislature’s website, comes as the government is due to formally sign a six-month licence extension for casino operators this week.

The moves are expected ahead of casino license expirations due this month.

The extension, to Dec. If you adored this short article and you would like to receive more details pertaining to googls kindly see our web site. 31, allows more time for a highly anticipated rebidding process. Macau is the only place in China where gambling in casinos is legal.

The final version is similar to an initial draft first circulated in January but clarifies that casino tax on gross revenues will increase to 40% although the chief executive has discretion to reduce up to 5% if operators succeed in attracting non-mainland Chinese gamblers.

Casino operators must have 5 billion patacas ($618.43 million) in cash at all times during the 10-year license period.

Macau’s casino operators – Wynn Macau, Sands China , MGM China, Galaxy Entertainment and Melco Resorts – all have sufficient liquidity with only SJM Holdings needing to beef up liquidity, analysts said.

(Reporting by Farah Master Editing by Bernadette Baum)


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