Stupid government is at it again. — Brooklynian

Stupid government is at it again.

come on guys really? don't you think others will use the same devices and tech against civilians by terrorist or just criminals.

You guys aren't even trying are you?



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.”

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.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/12/world/12internet.html?_r=1&ref=world

Comments

  • I'm not sure what your beef is.

    Are you against attempts to undermine Chinese censorship?

  • my point is the same tech will be use by criminals and terrorist too. let people fight their own revolutions outside help isn't needed.

  • let people fight their own revolutions outside help isn't needed.

    That's a very valid point, but I think things like helping to set up communication networks in countries with tight censorship is a constructive/positive thing for the US to do.

    They're not invading. Not sending arms. Not funding groups. Just sending along non-violent tools for the people in the country to use (rather than the US using them for them)

  • make my words nothing good ever came out of western meddling lol. history has always proven that right.

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