Jitters over Twitter bug


Twitter said a “cascading bug” caused outages June 21 affecting millions of users of the wildly popular site, and dismissed claims of a hacker attack. The outage led to a barrage of complaints and comments, some serious and other ironic, which the company said underscored “how critical Twitter has become.” The on-again-off-again service led to a range of speculation and one claim of a denial of service attack, but Twitter said this was unfounded.

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