Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Aug 2013 10:33 UTC
Internet & Networking

Worldwide internet traffic plunged by around 40% as Google services suffered a complete black-out, according to web analytics experts.

The tech company said all of its services from Google Search to Gmail to YouTube to Google Drive went down for between one and five minutes last night.

The reason for the outage is not yet known, and Google refused to provide any further information when contacted by Sky News Online.

According to web analytics firm GoSquared, global internet traffic fell by around 40% during the black-out, reflecting Google's massive grip on the web.

Woah.

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RE: DNS?
by Hayoo! on Mon 19th Aug 2013 12:07 UTC in reply to "DNS?"
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2013-04-13

Next question would be: how could a giant like Google experience major DNS issue? Certainly their servers and network aren't being handled by probies or summer interns, right?

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