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IDG Contributor Network: How vulnerable are the internet's undersea cables?

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Nov 12, 2015.

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    With a recent New York Times article expressing concern from military officials that some undersea internet-carrying cables are susceptible to submarine-attack by Russians, a few questions come to mind:

    Should we be worried? Just how much data do these cables carry? And where are they anyway?


    "Not many people realize that undersea cables transport nearly 100% of transoceanic data traffic," writes Nicole Starosielski in The Conversation.

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