October 13th, 2009, 19:29 PM
Facebook deals with missing accounts, 150,000 angry users
After a database problem knocked out the accounts of about 150,000 Facebook users for more than a week, the social networking site said today that most are now back up and running.
Despit the fix, many of the 150,000 users affected by the problem are still expressing frustration and anger with the social network.
The account problems were caused by "several technical issues" with a single database, Brandee Barker, a Facebook spokeswoman, told Computerworld in an e-mail. Barker didn't provide details on what caused the problem, but said that the issues have been corrected.
"Our engineering team has worked around the clock, and as of yesterday, all of these users should have full access to their Facebook accounts," wrote Barker, who also noted that the 150,000 accounts affected by the "technical issues" only make up 0.05% of Facebook's 300 million users. "We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused and we are taking additional measures to uphold the reliability users come to expect from Facebook."
However, while the accounts may be back, some users' friend lists, photos, postings and other personal information are still missing.
Full story: Computerworld
October 15th, 2009, 15:13 PM
Old and Cranky
ouch. Losing data seems to be all the rage these days...
T-Mobile: we probably lost all your Sidekick data
Linky to story
T-Mobile says all missing Sidekick data lost for good
Microsoft Confirms Data Recovery for Sidekick Users
Microsoft apologizes here
Last edited by rik; October 15th, 2009 at 15:24 PM.
October 19th, 2009, 09:53 AM
Lets just hope the banks don't have the same problem... Although there was a case in New Zealand where 10million got transferred INTO someone's account... don't think they found them yet... still yachting in the Caribbean!
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