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Articles tagged with: million dollar

U.S. Spreads Democracy Through Shadow Networks

The Obama administration is leading a global effort to deploy “shadow” Internet and Mobile phone systems that citizens of repressed governments can use to bypass censorship in their native countries. The initiative is funded with $2 million from a State Department grant and the Internet is deployed from a small briefcase.

The idea is to smuggle the briefcase (full of Internet) across the border and quickly set it up to allow wireless communication over a wide area with a link to the world wide web. This could be the first step out of many that gives people a greater freedom to step up against their government. The new liberation-technology movement involves creating these stealth wireless networks so activists can communicate outside their government’s ears in countries like Iran, Syria, and Libya.

Want A Million Dollar Domain? SUN.COM – May Be For Sale

Oracle bought Sun Microsystems last year for 7.4 billion dollars and with it came a short domain Sun.com (thought to be worth at least $1 million USD). Now Oracle is actively unloading the site, so experts say Oracle is also considering selling the unique domain.

Kemer Thomson, an Oracle senior manager, announced in a blog post that Oracle is planning on decommissioning Sun.com on June 1.