Thursday, September 26, 2013

Bitten by the Google bug?

The new edition of Dataquest reports a bug in the Google accounts: The report is reproduced below:

It can be very embarassing to type in the wrong window while using Gtalk, especially with your colleagues. This time, if your messages gets delivered to your co-workers, you can say it's not your fault. Many Google acocounts have been affected by a bug today.

No one has figured out the pattern in the message and it seems like G-talk selects random people and sends your messages to them.

According to the update on Google app board, Google is looking into this glitch. The update read "The problem with Gmail should be resolved. We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and support."

Earlier, there was a problem with email delivery. They were apparently triggered by a dual network failure. The Times Of India reported Sabrina Farmer, Senior Site Reliability Engineering Manager say, "This is a very rare event in which two separate redundant network paths, both stop working at the same time."

We suggest all the users of Google Talk and Google Hangout to be very careful about sending chats and messages. If you don't want your boss to read you bitching about him to a friend, don't do that over chat.

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