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Undersea Cables

If You Store Your Files in the Cloud, You Really Need to Be Worried About the Ocean

Lixian Hantover | Posted 10.29.2015 | World
Lixian Hantover

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- An attack on these critical undersea cables could have disastrous effects on our increasingly cloud-based economy. In short, without physical undersea cables, the cloud as we know it could not function.

A New Cold War Deep Under the Sea?

Admiral Jim Stavridis (Ret.) | Posted 10.28.2015 | World
Admiral Jim Stavridis (Ret.)

Virtually all of the world's information moves deep under the sea. Well over 95 percent of everything moving on the global Internet passes through 200 or so highly active cables, some as deep under water as Mount Everest is tall. Recent reports indicate renewed interest by Russian submarine forces in surveillance of our undersea fiber optic cables. The movement of information is the lifeblood of the global economic system: it needs to be more secure from accident and attack.

Lucas Kavner

Where Does The Internet Really Live? | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.07.2012 | Home

Andrew Blum hadn't really thought about the subject for his new book, "Tubes," until a squirrel chewed through the wires at his Brooklyn apartment and...