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The Internet Is Bad, Or Google Is Broken

Category: Internet
Posted: 08:18AM

While searching for the Google Android Market website for the last article I posted, I encountered a strange issue with Google. It marked the Google Android Market link as malware. But it wasn't just that site, anything I search for right now is getting listed as "This site may harm your computer".

My guess is one or more of Google's systems is encountering an error right now, as the "This site may harm your computer" link times out resulting in a 502 Server Error. While this is broken, I am unable to click any links from a Google search.

A number of members in our forums are also reporting issues with Google Search.

Update: It appears that Google has resolved whatever issue was going on. The tubes are now working again.

Update 2: The Google Blog has been updated with information concerning the events this morning. The issue was caused by human error, where a URL of '/' ended up in the filter list, thus flagging everything.

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Brendon on January 31, 2009 08:28AM
Appears to be fixed now: http://www.making-the-web.com/2009/01/31/google-bug-stops-searches/
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jamester on January 31, 2009 09:02AM
Happened to me too a few minutes ago! Good thing it's fixed now. :-)
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bt on January 31, 2009 09:02AM
Here is a screenshot: http://cli.gs/GoogOwned
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Tony Beach on January 31, 2009 10:01AM
Yes i was getting something the other day when I tried to click on yesmovie.com...said that this site may be an attack site....is that still happening...? Tony
Comp Dude2 on January 31, 2009 10:39AM
The most annoying thing was there is no 'proceed to site' button, so you had to copy and paste url if you thought the site was safe. Fixed now though ;)
d3bruts1d on January 31, 2009 10:41AM
Yeah, that really sucked... Google picked up a big "FAIL" tag today. :D

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