Conspiracy Theories Emerge After Internet Cables Cut

By now, you’ve probably heard that three — possibly four — undersea internet cables have been cut, and you’ve probably heard the conspiracy theories. Perhaps it’s just a fluke — such things do happen in complex systems — but I am reminded of the words of James Bond archvillain Auric Goldfinger: “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.”

(Initially I thought it was James Bond who said it, but it’s actually Goldfinger’s line. Still, it’s an impressive line if you say it in a Sean Connery-esque voice.)