Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Could Russia cut off US Internet overseas as act of war?

CNN now has a provocative story suggesting that Russia (or China) could wage war on the US by cutting trans-oceanic Internet cables, with the CNN story by Douglas Rushkoff.

Of course, that would make it difficult for Russian or Chinese hackers to disrupt infrastructure in the US, a threat recently getting attention because of Ted Koppel’s book “Lights Out”, which I will read soon.  Maybe Sony would never have been hacked.  Well, that is, unless foreign agents came to our shores and played saboteur, Hitchcock-style, in our own workplaces.

Maybe 20% of my own traffic comes across an ocean from overseas (is not confined to the Western Hemisphere).  Despite being banned, my legacy sites do have traffic from places like China and Saudi Arabia

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