Lauren Goode

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Facebook Suffers Temporary Service Outage in Europe

Facebook users in parts of Europe, including the U.K., were unable to access their Facebook accounts early Wednesday morning, due to what the company said were “technical difficulties.” Facebook said in a statement that the issue was now resolved. During the outage, some Facebook users took to Twitter to complain, posting with the hashtag “facebookdown.” Facebook last suffered a brief outage in early February, shortly after filing to go public.


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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