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­.s. ­nderwrites Internet Detour Around Censors

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Jalalabad, Afghanistan

Volunteers have built a wireless Internet around Jalalabad, Afghanistan, from off-the-shelf electronics and ordinary materials.

Keith Berkoben / Fab Folk

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.

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