Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Google zaps own blog

Fellow Blogger users, know that your blogs are not the only ones vulnerable to being deleted and then taken by someone else. Google did it to its own company blog:

The latest gaffe was acknowledged Monday at about 11:15 p.m. Pacific Time, when a Google product manager confirmed that the Google Blog, as it is officially called, had earlier been deleted by mistake and that the blog address was temporarily claimed "by another user."
So far, Google's only official reaction to the mistake is the official note posted Monday night. "The blog was mistakenly deleted by us (d'oh!) which allowed the blog address to be temporarily claimed by another user. This was not a hack, and nobody guessed our password. Our bad," reads the posting in part. The Google Blog is hosted on the Blogger service, which Google owns.

Yeah, you may want to back up your work now. They can't even protect their own blog.

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