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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Undersea Internet Cables

The U.S. Worries Russia Will Cut Undersea Internet Cables During Times of Conflict

Venturebeat | October 25, 2015

The presence of Russian submarines and spy ships near undersea cables carrying most global Internet communications has U.S. officials concerned that Russia could be planning to sever the lines in periods of conflict, the New York Times reported on Sunday.
The Times said there was no evidence of cable cutting but that the concerns reflected increased wariness among U.S. and allied officials over growing Russian military activity around the world.

According to a report in the New York Times, the ships and submarines are aggressively operating around these cables – a move that has a few anxious that the Russians plan to attack those lines. Source:

<more at; related links: (Russian Ships Near Data Cables Are Too Close for U.S. Comfort. October 25, 2015) and (US fears Russian submarines cutting undersea internet cables. October 26, 2015)>

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