18.13.1. "Can fiber optical cables be tapped?" + Yes. Light can escape from the fiber in bends, and "near- field" tapping is theoretically possible, at least under lab conditions. Active measures for puncturing cable shields and tapping fibers are also possible. - "The Fed's want a cost effective F/O tap. My company was approached to develop such a system, can be done but not cheap like copper wire tapping." [ firstname.lastname@example.org (andy domonkos), comp.org.eff.talk, 1994-06-29] - Los Alamos technology? 1990?
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