Mike Isaac

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Twitter Goes Down. Again.

Twitter experienced site-wide downtime for the third instance in as many weeks on Thursday morning, as many users were unable to load the site via the Web or mobile devices. “Some users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue,” the company said via a site status blog. It’s disconcerting as the site grows into popular mainstream use; Twitter needs to distance itself from the early “fail whale” days if it wants to prove reliable to both consumers and advertisers alike.


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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