“150,000 Gmail users lost access to their inboxes this morning, and some of them are reporting (via Twitter and support forums) that years worth of messages, attachments and Google Chat logs had vanished by the time they were finally able to log on.” – Engadget

While I haven’t experienced the issue personally, the bug effectively reset some accounts back to the state it was in on day one. Google says the issue “affects less than .08% of the Google Mail userbase” and engineers are working to fix the issue right now. Google expects missing messages will be restored as soon as possible (hopefully) and those without access to their accounts will have access ASAP. I just wonder how they are going to contact these people as e-mail is out of the question.

Google’s provided the most vague guidance I have ever read on when the situation will be resolved: “Google Mail service has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users in the near future. Please note this time frame is an estimate and may change.”

We at MEGATechNews.com would like to say we are sorry if you are one of the people affected by this mishap. I personally hope they were not serious when stating the “near future” is only an “estimate” for this to be resolved.

Source: Engadget

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