Well here’s a case of something that was buried, cut, brought up, reported then quickly gets cut, buried, and Britney is brought up instead.

Thankfully, the facts are laid out on the table in this summarization of events. As of Feb 8, the problem’s been reported as fixed but could this happen again?

If you look at the Internet Submarine Cable Map of 2008, you can see there are bottlenecks. CNN reports that the location of fiber that comes ashore are a secret known to just a trusted few. It’s too easy to blame the US Gov’t in all of this, but it’s a cop out. Besides, it would be ignorant to assume that ONLY bad people are occupying that series of tubes.

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