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Facebook Restored After Site Maintenance Disrupted Some Access

December 10, 2012

Facebook Inc. (FB:US) said it fixed an outage that left some users unable to access its social network while the company made a change to the site’s infrastructure, following a separate disruption at Google Inc. (GOOG:US) earlier today.

“We made a change to our DNS infrastructure, and that change resulted in some people being temporarily unable to reach the site,” Alexandra Hollander, a spokeswoman for Menlo Park, California-based Facebook, said in an e-mailed statement. “We detected and resolved the issue quickly, and we are now back to 100 percent.”

Google, owner of the most popular Internet search engine, also had to restore service to some users after its Gmail e-mail services were disrupted this morning. In a Web posting, Google said at 9:30 a.m. San Francisco time that it was investigating reports of an issue with Google Mail. At 10:10 a.m., the company said the issue had been fixed.

“System reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better,” the Mountain View, California-based company wrote.

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