Friday, November 28, 2014
The Tapped Submarine Cables Map
This week German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on how telecommunications companies have been helping the UK's Government Communications Headquarters’ (GCHQ) to tap submarine cables.
The report, based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden, revealed some details about submarine cables currently tapped by GCHQ. Submarine Cable Taps is an interactive map which shows which undersea cables have been tapped by GCHQ and which cables are not mentioned in the leaked GCHQ documents.
The 'read me' section of the map's GitHub page warns that you shouldn't entirely trust the data. There are some cables mentioned in the documents which have not been identified and there may be some errors in the map.