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Could Russia Really ‘Cut’ the Internet? | Al Jazeera America

Could Russia Really ‘Cut’ the Internet? | Al Jazeera America

The extent of Russia’s ability to cause untold damage to U.S. military and commercial interests by simply cutting undersea data cables, a fear stoked by a report this weekend in The New York Times, is unknown. But Moscow’s willingness to cut off civilian populations from the Internet — a tactic it has already used against regional political threats — may be cause for alarm.

Source: Could Russia Really ‘Cut’ the Internet? | Al Jazeera America