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After a Big Week in Cannes, Twitter Hit With Site-Wide Outage

After taking the limelight with major ad announcements at the Cannes Lions Festival in France this week, Twitter experienced a period of prolonged downtime on its Web site and mobile app on Thursday, with an outage lasting more than an hour before the service was restored. “Users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter,” Twitter spokeswoman Carolyn Penner told AllThingsD. “Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue.” It’s the longest site-wide outage since Twitter’s frequent “fail whale” early days.


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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