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Submission + - SPAM: Possible Internet "Kill Switch" used?

michaelwigle writes: The idea of the U.S. being able to "kill" the Internet if necessary has been discussed before. It was generally thought of as a bit of a "nuclear option". However, it looks possible that we have just seen a surgical outage that targeted certain key areas for a specific amount of time with a pretty fast response. It was all centered around a possible WikiLeaks release that turned out to be a "no go".
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Submission + - Microsoft Surface crashes during release demonstration (

michaelwigle writes: "Reminiscent of the Windows 98 crash, Windows president Steven Sinofsky has his Surface device freeze on him while trying to browse with Internet Explorer. Interesting that his podium had a spare ready to go that he could grab quickly. I guess they learned something from the Windows 98 debacle..."

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