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Should We Stop Trusting Trust?

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As Internet disruptions go, the 24 February incident that blocked access to YouTube for two hours wasn't particularly disastrous in economic terms. It wasn't even particularly unique - within weeks, another IP address hijacking blacked out service provider Africa Online Kenya for more than 22 hours. However, YouTube's global visibility and the context in which it was blocked by a state-operated telecommunications provider acting as a censor combined to greatly increase worldwide attention on interdomain routing and the vulnerabilities inherent in routing protocols that can cripple the network.

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Internet Computing, IEEE  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 3 )