In Pictures: The 10 worst tech screwups of 2012 (so far)

Among a bounty of flops, flubs, and faceplants, Cringely picks tech's 10 biggest blunders we've seen in the first half of the year

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7. Cold war code wars

Turns out we're cyber war badasses after all. Under a program initiated under President Bush and continued under President Obama, the United States did in fact inject the Stuxnet worm -- codeveloped by the NSA and the Israeli secret service -- into an Iranian uranium processing plant, screwing up the centrifuges and spoiling the batch. Unfortunately Stuxnet didn't stay there, spreading to other computer systems. Now a Stuxnet cousin known as Flame is burning its way across networks in the Middle East, with no telling where or when it'll stop.

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