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Swine Flu Might Crash Internet

Sure, swine flu may be scary, but did you think it could harm the Internet? A government report out this week claims that flu-wary people working from home could overwhelm Internet networks. The Government Accountability Office warns that the federal government may not be prepared for an uptick in telecommuting and children staying at home accessing video files and games. The Department of Homeland Security is responsible for communications networks at times of national emergency. The department does not yet to have a strategy in place.