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Mesh Networks and Spying Online

The State Department and USAID have been granting funds for building overseas mesh networks, physically separate networks that can only be accessed locally. These programs progress even as allegations about the scope of NSA spying overseas grows. We learn about the potential uses for these off-the-grid systems both overseas and in the U.S.

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