Peter Kafka

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Twitter "Currently Experiencing Elevated Error Rates"

In English, that means the service is down, or working intermittently. Twitter’s status blog acknowledged the problem around 3 am eastern U.S. time, and says the company’s tech team is “aware of the problem and are taking action.” The good news: It’s the weekend. The bad news: The Oscars, which should be a high-volume event for the company, are a day away. UPDATE: As of late Saturday afternoon, access to Twitter.com had been “stabilized,” though evidently not resolved as the company continues to “monitor the situation closely.”


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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