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More speculation about the cut fiber-optic cables

February 24th, 2008 Posted in Science & Technology

More interesting news, i really think the key of all of this is to understand the bias of the different sources of information …

The five underseas cables that were cut or went out of service in the Middle East in recent weeks might have been sabotaged, an officer at the International Telecommunication Union told the Agence France-Presse.

“We do not want to preempt the results of ongoing investigations, but we do not rule out that a deliberate act of sabotage caused the damage to the undersea cables over two weeks ago,” the UN agency’s head of development, Sami al-Murshed, told AFP.[…]

Some experts doubt the prevailing view that the cables were cut by accident, especially as the cables lie at great depths under the sea and are not passed over by ships,” Murshed said on the sidelines of a conference on cyber-crime held in Gulf state of Qatar.

UN Official Feeds Cable Cut Sabotage Speculation (Feb 19, 2008; Wired: Threat Level)

(Also, here’s a cool map of all the undersea cables)

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