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The Obama administration is leading a global effort to deploy “shadow†Internet and mobile phone systems that dissidents can use to undermine repressive governments that seek to silence them by censoring or shutting down telecommunications networks.

The effort includes secretive projects to create independent cellphone networks inside foreign countries, as well as one operation out of a spy novel in a fifth-floor shop on L Street in Washington, where a group of young entrepreneurs who look as if they could be in a garage band are fitting deceptively innocent-looking hardware into a prototype “Internet in a suitcase.â€

Financed with a $2 million State Department grant, the suitcase could be secreted across a border and quickly set up to allow wireless communication over a wide area with a link to the global Internet.

Edited by thegreatsquare - 6/12/11 at 3:32am
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What about in America? ICE is already shutting down parts of the internet and the COICA bill intends to create a whitelist of allowed domains managed by lobbyists.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 6/12/11 at 10:12am
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Hire me Obama.
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Cool, more government spending
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LoL, this project is pretty much targeted at a hand full of countries that come to mind.
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LoL, this project is pretty much targeted at a hand full of countries that come to mind.
Like the Chinese chick in your avatar?
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What about in America? ICE is already shutting down parts of the internet and the COICA bill intends to create a whitelist of allowed domains managed by lobbyists.
I know right? Oh the irony is strong in this article.
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Inb4 war with China & North Korea.
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Thats a pretty cool idea, but hey america, its not your job to police the world
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After WWII I think it was
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