On December 14th, 2020 Google and all of its services became unavailable for nearly an hour. It doesn’t seem like much but at the time the world seemingly came to a standstill. Many around the world were left in the dark and in the cold literally as Google home products such a Nest no longer worked. The Wall Street Journal being dependent on Google services had to resort to telephones to collaborate. Many schools that rely on Google Meet had to close for the day. Hospitals couldn’t access physician schedules. Law Firms couldn’t access calendars or email and in many cases access to critical systems was impossible.

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