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+ - Netflix is down!-> 1

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suman28
suman28 writes "Happening now: What would cause such a major disruption that it brings the entire site down? One of the largest movie distribution sites that offers online flat rate DVD and Blu-ray Disc rental-by-mail and video streaming in the United States[4] and Canada has been down for more than an hour. The cause of the outage is unknown."
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+ - DHS Passenger Scoring Illegal?

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suman28
suman28 writes "Wired has an article talking a little more in depth about how the risk scores assigned to passengers may be illegal according to Congress, which explicitly stated that "None of the funds provided in this or previous appropriations Acts may be utilized to develop or test algorithms assigning risk to passengers whose names are not on government watch lists." Yet the government is insisting that all of it is legal and they have positively identified 4801 suspected terrorists. Scared? Well, make your opinion count by using docket number DHS-2006-0060."

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