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All this time, we thought it would be sharks with frickin' lasers that would cause mankind the most trouble. Nope. Instead of lasers, it's the same threat -- their teeth and appetite. Luckily, the situation isn't as dire as in Sharknado, but sharks are (or were, as the case may be) causing trouble in the ocean chewing through Google's fiber-optic cables that run underwater in the ocean. To combat the issue, Google has begun wrapping its underwater cables in Kevlar, the company said in a statement. And speaking of lasers, Google's fiber cables use lasers to send data through glass at high speeds of up to 1Gbps, or around 100 times faster than your average copper cable can transmit data. "Since... Read more...