Everybody Take a Step Back and Breathe
Want to know what happened on the internet today?
- Slashdot | Google Search Flagging Everything As Potentially Harmful
- Google Flags Whole Internet As Malware
- Google Mistakenly Labels The Internet as Malware
- Google Red-Faced…And Me, Too
- Updated – Google: Every site on the Web is harmful
Oh and that isn’t even half of the articles that I know of published, I’ve seen a few of the actual news orginaztions one’s start coming across including WSJ and NYT.
This is ridiculous, sure Google is a big company, that does a lot of searches especially in the US (roughly 70% currently). But seriously the entire internet and the people writing on it seemed to have a freak out. Guess what Google makes mistakes as does every other company on the face of the earth, most especially software companies, think of Apple and the original MobileMe mess, or Microsoft and well Microsoft.
This occured for roughly an hour at most for any one customer and most likely less than 40 minutes. It also occured early on a Saturday morning, a time when I doubt the vast majority of the public is online. I wasn’t online and even if I was I doubt I would have even noticed. Sure I use Google a lot, I have in a typical day roughly 30+ searches recorded by Google, today already Google shows that I’ve searched 40 different times. But really is it worth it for the entire internet to freak out?