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Underground Fiber Optics Cables Allow People and Cars To Be Tracked. Did You Know?

• by B.N. Frank

The U.S. Military seems to have been aware of fiber's potential for surveillance since at least 1999.  Activist Post has reported before about this before too.

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How Underground Fiber Optics Spy on Humans Moving Above

Vibrations from cars and pedestrians create unique signals in cables. Now scientists have used the trick to show how Covid-19 brought life to a halt.

When last spring's lockdown quieted the Penn State campus and surrounding town of State College, a jury-rigged instrument was "listening." A team of researchers from the university had tapped into an underground telecom fiber optic cable, which runs two and half miles across campus, and turned it into a kind of scientific surveillance device.