NSA tapping undersea fibers?

Gilles Gravier Gilles.Gravier at Sun.com
Tue May 29 03:20:11 EDT 2001

If you slightly bend fiber, a portion of the signal goes through the
wall... kind of like a semi-transparent mirror... part of the signal is
still reflected inside the fiber... but part of it goes out... to the
tapping instrument.


Tib wrote:
> I'm curious as well about how the tap could actually happen though without
> some major bells and whistles taking place. If my understanding of fiber is

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