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Submission + - Government Scooping Up Verizon Phone Records (

clm1970 writes: The National Security Agency is vacuuming up records of millions of phone calls made inside the United States, a top secret court order reveals.

A top secret order that was released this afternoon requires Verizon to hand over to the NSA "on an ongoing daily basis" information about all domestic and overseas calls — "including local telephone calls."

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Submission + - Afghans Build Open Source Internet From Trash (

An anonymous reader writes: Residents of Jalalabad have built the FabFi network: an open-source system that uses common building materials and off-the-shelf electronics to transmit wireless ethernet signals across distances of up to several miles.

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