Millions more Instagram users were affected by a password security lapse than parent company Facebook acknowledged nearly four weeks ago.
Facebook suffered its third major outage this year, with users across the world unable to access the social network or its suite of services such as Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp.
Technology companies such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter are set to face a statutory duty to protect UK users against a broad range of harmful content or risk “heavy” fines.
Facebook is undergoing one of its most widespread and persistent system outages, with users across the globe unable to access its social network and services from Instagram to Messenger.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the future of his company’s product development will be focused on encrypted, private and ephemeral communication.