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NEWS & FORTEANA

Secrets of Cornwall: Communications

By global surveillance editor Nigella Skewjack

Posted November 14, 2017
Secrets of Cornwall
Caravans and cables: Pentewan, where a lot of the web makes landfall. Check bottom for credit

Watch this fascinating vid and the internet, not to mention Pentewan and Mevagissey, will never seem the same again.



What have the interweb, GCHQ and global surveillance all got in common?

Cornwall.

How is the American government able to spy on its citizens without a warrant?

Cornwall.

Where do the world's most important global communications cables and ergo the bulk of the world's internet traffic all make landfall?

Cornwall.

Have a watch of the following from YouTuber Mark Thomas.

As he puts it towards the start, there's a lot more to this former Celtic kingdom than just "ice creams and pasties".

A heck of a lot more, in fact.




See also Internet 'officially full', posted 30/10/15.


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Picture credits

Pentewan Sands by Tony Atkin, CC BY-SA 2.0, link. All other graphics on this page (except those of the embedded video) © Ignatius Rake.



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