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June 12th
7:27 PM
U.S. Develops “Internet in a suitcase”

 
…the kit is just one of the many tools currently being employed by the Obama Administration to craft “shadow” networks in countries whose Internet has been disrupted or, as was the case in Egypt or Libya, turned off entirely.
With a moderately inexpensive $2 million price tag, the suitcase is but one of the many projects the U.S. government is reportedly researching and deploying as part of an effort to clandestinely support repressed populations abroad.  >continue<

'Liberation technology' for dissidents  |  "Mesh network" tech

U.S. Develops “Internet in a suitcase”

…the kit is just one of the many tools currently being employed by the Obama Administration to craft “shadow” networks in countries whose Internet has been disrupted or, as was the case in Egypt or Libya, turned off entirely.

With a moderately inexpensive $2 million price tag, the suitcase is but one of the many projects the U.S. government is reportedly researching and deploying as part of an effort to clandestinely support repressed populations abroad.  >continue<

'Liberation technology' for dissidents  |  "Mesh network" tech

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    I hope that 2 million is for the project as a whole. Still an awesome idea.
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    Too. Cool. How can you not find this cool?!
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    I really, really love this idea.
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