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Valley Public Radio Staff
Thu January 23, 2014
How China's Web Traffic Wound Up In Wyoming
Originally published on Fri January 24, 2014 4:52 am
Half a billion Internet users in China were blocked from the Internet for nearly eight hours on Tuesday when China’s vast “firewall,” or censorship technologies, accidentally routed most of the country’s web traffic to an Internet address registered to a company in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
While the physical location of the servers receiving the traffic isn’t clear, the massive loss of Internet service may be the biggest crash in the Internet’s history.