Some Google Hangouts rerouted to strangers

The Internet giant's services are reportedly behaving like chat roulette


ADDY DUGDALE
September 26, 2013 4:20PM (UTC)

ZDNet is reporting that some of Google's GTalk and Hangout users are having their communications rerouted to unintended recipients. The glitch is causing unrest amongst those who rely on the two Google services and could be a potentially serious breach of data, as well as causing embarrassment on a farcical scale to users.

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The Verge is reporting that the issue is affecting people who are using GTalk who haven't yet upgraded to Hangouts. Google has merely upgraded its Talk Apps Status page, saying that it is investigating the issue. Peter Szilagyi from Budapest should perhaps have the last––and best––word on this, however.

Anyone remember Chat Roulette––or, more recently, this one?

[Image: Flickr user gruntzooki AKA Cory Doctorow]


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