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Marketplace Tech Report for November 17, 2010

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Marketplace Tech Report for November 17, 2010

Why was 15 percent of the world's internet traffic routed through China for 18 minutes?

Short answer? We don't know. Slightly longer answer: It's kind of strange that we don't know. The incident occurred last April and was recently reported by the security firm McAfee. The Chinese government says the sudden traffic reroute was an accident but little is known about what happened to the data when it was there.
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