Sunday, July 7, 2019

Disrupting The Cables

No, not your TV.

The Internet.

If that doesn't bring chills down your spine, you must be Amish.

Even those who THINK they are not connected, are. Just about every commercial transaction, EVERY banking activity, insurance - medical and otherwise, government payment (yes, that includes Social Security and payroll), etc., is affected by this.

Not to mention school records, social lives, emergency services, transportation, utilities, food production, and a whole lot more - feel free to add more to the comments.

The Russian sub that caught fire MAY have been located in the Arctic as part of a planned operation to cut the cables - or not. The Russians MAY have been protecting the cable from action by other powers - including the Chinese. They may have been conducting normal patrols in a region that their nation borders.

But, it is a matter for concern. And caution.


John said...

Shhh, go back to sleep. Nothing to see here.

Lived in Fairbanks for a while. When a backhoe cut the ONLY DATA LINE into Fairbanks, everything electronic (transactions) stopped.

Weird day.

cmblake6 said...

Indeed. Some of this does lead to wonder.