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Internet Apocalypse: Google Blackout Sees Global Web Traffic Plunge by 40%

Internet Apocalypse: Google Blackout Sees Global Web Traffic Plunge by 40%

Worldwide internet traffic plunged by about 40 per cent as Google services suffered an ‘unprecedented’ black-out, web experts have revealed.

The tech company said all of its services from Google Search to Gmail to YouTube to Google Drive went down for between one and five minutes last night but it refused to elaborate on the reasons why.

According to web analytics firm GoSquared, global internet traffic fell by around 40% during the black-out, reflecting Google’s massive grip on the web.

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