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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New software from NSA?
by unoengborg on Mon 19th Aug 2013 12:13 UTC
unoengborg
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2005-07-06

I guess they got some enhanced spy software from NSA that forced them to shut down while they upgraded

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RE: New software from NSA?
by Vic20 on Mon 19th Aug 2013 12:25 in reply to "New software from NSA?"
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2012-01-27

+1

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RE: New software from NSA?
by shmerl on Mon 19th Aug 2013 16:08 in reply to "New software from NSA?"
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2010-06-08

Yeah, that's the first thing that comes to mind, isn't it?-)

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