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Half the Internet Was Down Today

Major websites like Twitter, Paypal, Spotify, Reddit, and many more were down today. It looks like the cause of this was hackers unleashing a large denial of service (DDoS) attack on the servers of Dyn, a major DNS host. It seems this DNS attach affected the United States and Europe mostly. While many people have reported that the sites are coming back up now, it seems there are more attacks happening.

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CES 2010: Interview with ARIN’s John Curran: We’re running out of addresses

<a title="John Curran at Wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Curran_(businessman)">John Curran</a>, President and CEO of the non-profit <a title="ARIN homepage" href="http://www.arin.net/">American Registry for Internet Numbers</a> (ARIN) took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to sit down with me and discuss a major problem the world is facing in the next two years. The Internet is running out of IP addresses--numbers computers use to contact each other on the Internet, but there is a solution. This solution is <a title="IPv6 at Wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPv6">IPv6</a>, an method of addressing which greatly expands the number of addresses available, which ensures that every computer, mobile phone, e-book reader, gaming console, refridgerator, and any other Internet-connected device can talk to each other.

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