Tech was briefly down for many in the US was briefly down for many in the US was down for many people in the US for a short while Thursday afternoon. A number of Report Door staffers were unable to access the site, and countless user reports of an outage across the country poured in on Downdetector


It’s exceedingly rare for Amazon’s main e-commerce site to have an outage that was as extensive as today’s, but it’s not unprecedented for Amazon’s internet services to go down. In 2017, Amazon’s widely used cloud computing division, AWS, had an outage that took down many other services and websites that relied on it.

We’ve reached out to the company for more information, including whether this outage extended beyond the US and whether it affected other platforms like AWS, Prime Video, or Twitch. It’s unclear exactly how widespread the problems were, but some users did report problems with AWS and Prime Video on Downdetector at around the same time was experiencing issues.

Update, May 28th, 3:59PM ET: Updated to reflect that the outage is now over.

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Sharon Ross

Sharon Ross

Sharon Ross has been phenomenal in the success of Report Door. She is the super dedicated types, always glued to her computer. She talks less, but when it comes to work, she is behind none. She is a tech geek and contributes to the technology section of Report Door.

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