Richard Stiennon

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404 and DNS re-directs are evil

404 and DNS re-directs are evil

Practically one of my first blog postings ever I published(Black and white and gray all over) a continuum of good and evil. I was attempting to investigate the shades of gray in moral behavior when it comes to online practices.

February 13, 2008 by in Google

Richard Clarke on recent Mideast cable outages

Richard Clarke on recent Mideast cable outages

I just happened to be reading Breakpoint by Richard Clarke last week. The premise for the book is that the US finds itself undergoing a series of attacks on its infrastructure starting with simultaneous bombings of several beach heads for the main trans-Atlantic fiber cables as well as undersea cuttings of the same fiber.

February 6, 2008 by in Data Management

Fourth cable cut in Mideast

Fourth cable cut in Mideast

On top of the news today that yet another cable has been broken connecting the Mideast to the rest of the world we learn that the first two cables were not cut by ships dragging their anchors.According to at least one report an Egyptian ministry examined 24 hour surveillance cameras and found:The transport ministry added that footage recorded by onshore video cameras of the location of the cables showed no maritime traffic in the area when the cables were damaged.

February 3, 2008 by in Telcos

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