Looking Into the New York Time Outage
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On the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 14, my Twitter feed was overflowing with people noting that the venerable Gray Lady, The New York Times, was offline. Within minutes, the rampant speculation was that The Times had been hacked, which in my initial opinion, wasn't all that far-fetched. After all, The Times itself admitted in January, that it had been the target of Chinese hackers for at least four months.
Speculation and reality, however, can often be two very different things, which is something that Wednesday's outage helps demonstrate.