NSA tapping undersea fibers?

Bill Stewart bill.stewart at pobox.com
Tue May 29 04:31:18 EDT 2001

At 09:46 PM 05/28/2001 -0700, Tib <tib at tigerknight.org> wrote:
>To sum this whole thing up - /IS/ there a way to put a tap on a fiber line
>without letting the whole world know you're doing it, if not just the
>operator/owner of the line itself? And if so could someone sketch it out for
>me or point me to a resource? I'd love to learn of it

Sure - install the tap when the cable is first being installed,
before there's real traffic on it.  Exactly how to do this will be
influenced by the monitoring going on as the cable is installed,
but there are probably times when nobody's watching the bits directly.

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