Google, YouTube hit with rare service outages

Services appear to be returning

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Google, YouTube and other Google services reported massive outages on Monday morning.

According to DownRightNow, Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive, Google Docs and other Google tools were not working on Monday morning across the globe.

TechCrunch reports that some services are coming back online as of about 7:45 a.m. (I tried to access Google and YouTube and was successful)

The outage comes as many schools around the world are using these services to facilitate remote learning.


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