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[News Story] - Thousands of Gmail accounts accidentally wiped

Midnight_Caller
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[News Story] - Thousands of Gmail accounts accidentally wiped

Hi All
Just seen this:
[quote="Thousands of Gmail accounts accidentally wiped"]
Thousands of Gmail users have been left with empty inboxes after their accounts were accidentally wiped clean.
As well as missing e-mails, many reported that their contacts had also disappeared.
Google, which operates Gmail, said that a small percentage of its users had been affected.
Some accounts have already been restored, suggesting the data was not permanently deleted.
In a statement, Google said: "This is affecting less than .08% of our Gmail user base, and we've already fixed the problem for some individuals."
The company said that engineers were working to restore service.
Google does not release official figures for the number of Gmail accounts, however it is believed to be between 150 million and 200 million.
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johpal
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Midnight_Caller
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Re: [News Story] - Thousands of Gmail accounts accidentally wiped

Woops.  Embarrassed