internet outage – News Break

Monday morning, people up and down the United States’ East Coast woke from their dreams to enter a living nightmare: Google was down. The loss was short-lived, but nonetheless, work was halted, Google Nests left homes in darkness and undefended, and worst of all, Googling “Is Google down?” was an impossibility. Every time this happens — whether it is Google, Amazon Web Services, Twitter, or another online gathering place — our dependence on the internet becomes uncomfortably clear.