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Verizon Wireless Hopes Virginia Can Hear It Now

Verizon Wireless customers in Virginia enjoyed some unexpected quiet time on Monday as the carrier experienced a significant data and voice outage in the Old Dominion state. In a message on its official Twitter page, Verizon said that things should be back up and running. “Network should be full speed as of 3:50 pm ET in affected Virginia communities: Williamsburg, Newport News, Norfolk, VA Beach,” the company said, asking customers: “You good?”


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik