- Briefly, a significant fraction of internet traffic was routed through China
As Slashdot points out, this occurred back in April. The delay in attention only makes it worse, that so much information was incorrectly routed. I believe incompetence before bad intent, especially since we’ve seen evidence of far more sophisticated attacks originating from China.
- The latest attempt at a piracy bill is back
Nate Anderson at Ars Technica has the details on resumption of work on COICA which stalled before the mid-term elections in the face of public criticism. The bill returns with its powers to block DNS lookups, effectively censoring alleged pirate sites, and increases the stakes by requiring credit card processors to refuse to handle transactions for block addresses as well.
- Chinese super-computer confirmed as world’s fastest, BBC