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  • Fragile net a threat in today's wired world

    It's usually called "backhoe fade". Not this time, though. Late last month, two underwater communications cables were accidentally cut near Alexandria, Egypt. Internet service was disrupted throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and as far away as India. The apparent cause? A simple foul-up: misplaced ship anchors that ripped up the cables in the Mediterranean Sea.