Will the Leap Second break the Internet at 8 p.m.?

June 30, 2015 4:39 PM

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This evening, a "leap second" threatens to wreak havoc across the Internet.

The extra second will take place at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday so that we can sync up our watches with the Earth's slowing rotation. But the 61-second minute threatens to make computer systems go haywire, potentially crashing websites and screwing up the software that powers the world's financial markets.

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