An examination of network demands in the face of the coronavirus.
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Telecommunications companies and rights groups can accomplish more by working together to push back internet disruptions.
The interdependence of global submarine communication systems means that a break in the vast network of seabed cables during armed conflict could have cascading effects on internet access. Yet the law of naval warfare is underdeveloped in this area.
Tom Wheeler explains how the internet’s design prevents spikes in traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic from slowing everything to a halt.
Approximately two years after the white supremacist and neo-Nazi website Ironmarch.org was shut down, an anonymous individual posted a database of all user activity tracked by the site.
Amid concerns of cybersecurity and cyberwarfare, there is a related security topic that receives far less attention: vulnerabilities of the physical cables that enable telecommunications traffic and the Internet. Journalist Kate Murphy has a good, brief, non-technical analysis of the problem in today’s NYT, "The Cyberthreat Under the Street"(NYT, Sunday Review, November 8, 2015).