Arik Hesseldahl

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Twitter Suffers Brief Outage

Twitter was hit with a short outage this afternoon. In a status update, the company confirmed that at least some users were experiencing access issues. Once known for all too regular outages as its popularity grew, Twitter has in recent years become a more solid service. It did suffer a pair of outages during one week in January.

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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