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February 10, 2023
China Pulls Back from Global Subsea Cable Project as U.S. Tensions Mount
Source: Financial Times
Journalists Anna Gross, Alexandra Heal
Alexandra Seymour, an associate fellow of technology and national security at the Center for a New American Security, said China’s ambition to own subsea cables through its three state-owned telecoms companies “raises a lot of espionage concerns” because it gives the government the tools to direct data traffic.“
There’s just a lot of different ways that data can be compromised”, from espionage to software hacking to physical cable damage, added Seymour.
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