“WASHINGTON – The United States is training thousands of cell phone and Internet pro-democracy campaigners worldwide to evade security forces in what it calls a “cat-and-mouse game” with authoritarian governments.

The U.S. government is sponsoring efforts to help activists in Arab and other countries gain access to technology that circumvents government firewalls, secures telephone text and voice messages, and prevents attacks on websites.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is campaigning hard for freedoms of expression, assembly and association online – what she calls the world’s town square or coffee house of the 21st century.”

From The Vancouver Sun