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Ep 7 - Disaster at Facebook!


2021-10-11

TIMESTAMPS:
00:00 Start
01:26 The Stand-Up
08:25 Social Engineering
13:15 This Week's Epic
34:25 News Bytes
38:04 The Wash Up

This week, we've got basically no choice other than to cover everything that's been happening during a chaotic week at Facebook. There's been downtime, whistleblower revelations, and rumours of a reversal of the company's "WFH Forever" policy (which has been denied since we recorded). Meanwhile, Neil battles through a horrible bout of flu in order to have a dig at the Tories.

CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains some discussion of eating disorders.

LINKS MENTIONED THIS WEEK:

Facebook Engineering: More details about the October 4 outage

The Guardian: Facebook and Instagram say issues now fixed after second outage in a week

The Guardian: Facebook aware of Instagram's harmful effect on teenage girls, leak reveals

TechRadar: Facebook denies end to 'WFH forever' rule in wake of mega outage

The Guardian: "I might delete it": Facebook's problem with younger users

Haystack: Facebook Outage Increased Developer Throughput By 32%

BBC News: Conservative conference: Get off your Pelotons and back to work, says Oliver Dowden

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