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New Starbucks App For Android

Starbucks has just launched the Starbucks for Android app, giving consumers a fast way to pay and manage their Starbucks Card-on-the-go. The new app will soon support Starbucks located inside Safeways and VONS throughout the country.

Users will be able to pay with their phone, reload a Starbucks card balance, check rewards, and find nearby coffee shops for their morning fix. The app requires Android 2.1 (Eclair) or later and is a great way to speed up your morning routine.

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.