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"Get-Out-of-Our" Biz Stone Talks Twitter Attacks on "Tavis Smiley"

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Twitter co-founder Biz Stone can be seen tomorrow night in an interview with Tavis Smiley on his PBS show, talking about the denial-of-service attacks on the hot microblogging service recently.

In the interview, noting that Twitter had spent 2008 scaling up its platform to deal with its popularity, Stone said the San Francisco-based start-up was now trying to get up to speed on malicious attackers, who have managed to shut down Twitter for short periods of time.

“You’ve got to tune your systems to be able to handle this level of assault, this scale of assault,” said Stone, who added that the company was working behind the scenes with other Web companies like Google (GOOG) to deal with the attacks.

Here’s the video clip from the interview:


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