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Articles tagged with: Syria

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.

Samsung Receives Bomb Scare After Bin Laden’s Death

Shortly after the main news stations had reported on the death of Bin Laden, Samsung Electronics received a bomb threat. The threat was made to the main branch of Samsung in Seoul, Korea. Interestingly enough, the Canadian division of Samsung also received a similar threat. The threat to Samsung in Korea also threatened other targets around Seoul. The targets listed in the the threat were embassies of Turkey, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Oman, Bahrain, Jordan, Syria and Egypt. All the embassies immediately raised security according to reports.