CNET on New York Times report – US funds censor-evading Internet work

In the days of the Cold War, the United States used the Voice of America radio station to spread information in countries without speech and press freedoms. Now it’s begun a 21st century equivalent to bypassing censors using independent Internet and mobile phones technology.¬†Through the shadow network effort, reported yesterday by The New York Times, involves activities such as building a mesh network of suitcase-housed wireless Internet access points. Another $50 million project seeks build an independent mobile phone network in Afghanistan that the Taliban can’t shut down.

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