War for the Web
01 02.11

Stopping the Internet

There was a great article in The Atlantic this month by Andrew Blum, about the importance of a few key locations to the Internet as a whole. Some buildings, simply by nature of their location, tenants, or owners, are integrally important to the network as a whole, and if they fall, stop working, or are forced offline, huge portions of the Internet will become unavailable. Google just purchased one of these buildings in downtown Manhattan. I have some photos of the location, which I will upload later, but Blum’s article on Internet Choke Points poses an interesting questions: How much control do a few organizations have over the world’s access to information?

Reposted from The Atlantic.

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