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Free WiFi serves as a vital lifeline to refugees at a camp in France

CNET tech blog, which is owned by CBS, typically has a “road trip” series during the summer to show-off how tech is being used around the world. But this year, the Road Trip has been transformed into a compelling special series called Life Disrupted: Dispatches from a refugee crisis in the digital age.

One installment, from CNET Senior writer Stephen Shankland, focuses on a refugee camp in Calais, France where people risk their lives trying to get to the U.K. As Shankland points out in this compelling story, tech can’t solve the fundamental problem of resettling refugees but can, at least, provide vital communications tools.

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