Hour-long Gmail outage crippled email across U.S. and Europe


By Douglas Ernst -The Washington Times


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GOOGLELAND – Google’s Gmail users across the United States, Canada and Europe were impacted when their feee email service went down for about an hour Friday afternoon.


The service resumed shortly after 3 p.m.


Earlier, Google released a statement: “We’re investigating reports of an issue with Gmail. We will provide more information shortly.”


The email service outage prompted the Twitter hashtag #gmail to start trending almost immediately.


“For everyone worrying about the #Gmail outage, rest assured that your messages are safely being restored by the NSA,” joked Twitter user Ian Gertler.