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In this Thursday, May 6, 2021, file photo, a sign for The New York Times hangs above the entrance to its building, in New York. Numerous websites were unavailable on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, after an apparent widespread outage at cloud service company Fastly. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Global glitch: Swaths of internet go down after cloud outage

- Associated Press

Dozens of websites briefly went offline around the globe Tuesday, including CNN, The New York Times and Britain's government home page, after an outage at the cloud service Fastly, illustrating how vital a small number of behind-the-scenes companies have become to running the internet.

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