Sunday 1 February 2009

Even Google isn't immune

Yesterday I went to visit my parents. Whilst my Mum and I were out shopping my Dad was at home surfing the internet. When we got back my Dad reported that whilst searching all the sites he'd wanted to look at had been labelled "This site my harm your computer". So we went to the computer and repeated the search. Everything looked fine. My Dad thanked me for fixing it, and I pointed out that I hadn't done anything.

I thought no more about it, until I mentioned it to Rich in the evening. Yes, he'd read a story about some Google outage in the afternoon. A simple human error, apparently, blacklisted most of the internet - including Google's own pages!