NSA tapping undersea fibers?

David Honig honig at sprynet.com
Sun Jun 3 12:38:49 EDT 2001

At 02:23 AM 6/2/01 +0100, Peter Fairbrother wrote:

>seabed. Cable sinks, deliberately, and thus has weight. depends of course on
>the elasticity of the whole cable, but as the fibres are made of glass...
>e) fiber optic cables can't take that much stress (or even that much strain)
>and function properly

The glass is an insignificant part of the cable.  See Stephenson's story
in an old Wired for more on cable construction and placement.  



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