Content delivery network Fastly reported an outage Tuesday that affected apps and websites worldwide. Among those affected were CNN, the New York Times, Twitch, Reddit, Target, Amazon and even the UK government website among others.
Sites were down for about an hour because of a “Global Content Delivery Network Disruption” according to the website. Most sites started coming back online at seven o’clock EST Tuesday morning.
”Fastly’s network has built-in redundancies and automatic failover routing to ensure optimal performance and uptime,” their communication site reads. But, even though the issue is resolved, Fastly warned their clients of “increased origin load and lower Cache Hit Ratio.” Which means sites might still be loading slower and see fewer site visits.
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Mental health crisis spikes among Afghan women after Taliban regained control two years ago
The women of Afghanistan are suffering a mental health crisis since the Taliban regained power two years ago. According to a joint report from three U.N. agencies released Tuesday, approximately 70% of women experience feelings of anxiety, isolation and depression.
The numbers continue to rise, as there has already been a significant jump between April and June of this year alone, with an increase from 57% the preceding quarter.
The report, conducted by U.N. Women, the International Organization for Migration and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, interviewed women online, in-person and in group consultations as well as individual telesurveys.
592 Afghan women in 22 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces took part in the study. The Associated Press reports:
They have barred women from most areas of public life and work and banned girls from going to school beyond the sixth grade. They have prohibited Afghan women from working at local and non-governmental organizations. The ban was extended to employees of the United Nations in April.
Opportunities to study continued to shrink as community-based education by international organizations was banned and home-based schooling initiatives were regularly shut down by the de facto authorities — a term use by the U.N. for the Taliban government.
Afghanistan is the only country in the world with restrictions on female education and the rights of Afghan women and children are on the agenda of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
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