"'I felt a great disturbance in the farce, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced."
At 3pmET, it appears that Google Cloud (affecting Gmail, YouTube, SnapChat, Instagram, and Facebook among others) mysteriously (and almost unprecedently) went offline.
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Google Compute Engine Incident #19003 We are experiencing a multi-region issue with Google Compute Engine
Incident began at 2019-06-02 12:25 (all times are US/Pacific).
Jun 02, 20 12:25 We are investigating an issue with Google Compute Engine. We will provide more information by Sunday, 2019-06-02 12:45 US/Pacific.
East Coast suffering worst of Google Cloud outage for now... pic.twitter.com/UMdIpUlZZ7— Tim Backshall (@credittrader) June 2, 2019
Europe is also affected...
The notification gateway to advise Google that cloud is down, is also on the cloud... and is down.— zerohedge (@zerohedge) June 2, 2019
Twitter is beside itself...
Google Cloud’s services are down. Also why Pokemon Go is down. pic.twitter.com/I7pvghIIej— Kevin Beaumont (@GossiTheDog) June 2, 2019
Did the government just test-fire its Internet kill-switch?