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Tue Oct 16, 2018, 11:14 PM

3. May not be related but I found this to be very interesting

Pakistan causes YouTube outage for two-thirds of world
By PETER SVENSSON
NEW YORK

Link: https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=4344105&page=1

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Most of the world's Internet users lost access to YouTube for several hours Sunday after an attempt by Pakistan's government to block access domestically affected other countries.

The outage highlighted yet another of the Internet's vulnerabilities, coming less than a month after broken fiber-optic cables in the Mediterranean took Egypt off line and caused communications problems from the Middle East to India.

An Internet expert explained that Sunday's problems arose when a Pakistani telecommunications company accidentally identified itself to Internet computers as the world's fastest route to YouTube. But instead of serving up videos of skateboarding dogs, it sent the traffic into oblivion.

Even as an engineer, I often fear we have far too many of our eggs in the internet basket....... .......

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