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31st January 2009, 03:14 PM #16
Anyone e-mailed The Register yet?
31st January 2009, 03:16 PM #17
Oooh, got a new google error when trying to follow a link...
31st January 2009, 03:17 PM #18
Couldn't resist... but it looks like they've fixed it now.
Originally Posted by maniac
31st January 2009, 03:18 PM #19
They probably killed the malware alerter.
Originally Posted by tmcd35
31st January 2009, 03:19 PM #20
31st January 2009, 03:21 PM #21
Originally Posted by Gatt
Half an hour of Saturday afternoon fun!
31st January 2009, 03:35 PM #22
I expect someone at Google is getting a bit of a telling off now. I wonder how much revenue they lose with a half hour effective outage like that? Someone somewhere will work it out I'm sure!
31st January 2009, 03:40 PM #23
I'd like to see their advertising revenue for the last half hour... I suspect it may just have cost the company a few million
31st January 2009, 04:00 PM #24
It seems they may have got a bit frantic turning various things off and back on, the ads disappeared temporarily, and once they got to work the malicious software messages disappeared and reappeared.
31st January 2009, 04:14 PM #25
According to this site, there is a very similar problem affecting GMail right now. I don;t have an account so can't check.
31st January 2009, 05:25 PM #26
Right, who was it who typed 'google' into google, thereby breaking the internet for half an hour.
31st January 2009, 05:40 PM #27
I was doing a search for something earlier and thought to myself that Google is silly for marking every site with these particular search terms as unsafe... but now it makes sense.
31st January 2009, 05:54 PM #28
I guess my earlier screenshot makes me guilty...
Originally Posted by torledo
I'll get my coat...
31st January 2009, 06:28 PM #29
Hold on a minute... it couldn't have been me!
Originally Posted by NeoPlosive
Google has said the following with regards to today's earlier spot of fun/mayhem.
Google Blames Human Error for Malware Warning Mistake
31st January 2009, 06:31 PM #30
looks like someone checked the APPLY ALL box. We've all been there.
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