An Undersea Cable History and Primer

There’s a great resource that Built Visible has just written about the history and power dynamics of the internet’s undersea cables. It’s well worth a read, if even to just get a snapshot view of the surveillance programs that governments use to tap information, as well as seeing a map that plays by year to see how it all got built out.

The world's undersea cables, mapped over time

The world’s undersea cables, mapped over time