World Wide Web

Google Goes Haywire

For 55 minutes on Saturday morning, multi-functional mega-hit search engine Google thwarted users from their desired destinations. With the entire internet labeled "harmful for your computer," Google searches pointed users to a series of redirection pages informing them of security risks, even when they tried to use sites hosted by Google. The cause of this temporary rift in the internet continuum? "Very simply, human error," Google writes on its official blog. Somewhere along the pipeline connecting Google to security partner StopBadware.org a single keystroke brought the whole system down.