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US funds networks that help dissidents avoid internet spying

22
Apr
2014

The US doesnt mind dealing in irony, it seems. While many criticize the country for its aggressive internet surveillance, its also pledging millions of dollars towards mesh networks in Cuba and Tunisia that help dissidents avoid online snooping. As with earlier efforts, these automatic, ad hoc grids arent connected to the internet; they exist to help locals communicate without fear that the government will watch or block what theyre doing.

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