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WhatsApp outage causes panic among Brazilian small businesses

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WhatsApp blackout delivers huge blow to Brazil’s small companies

WhatsApp outage cause panic among Brazilian small businesses
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Facebook-owned apps — including Instagram and WhatsApp Messenger — were out of action for over six hours on Monday, before slowly flickering back to life. “Our engineering teams have learned that configuration changes on the backbone routers that coordinate network traffic between our data centers caused issues that interrupted this communication,” Facebook said in a statement.

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