#UmbrellaMovement: #HongKong Protesters Go "Off the Grid"


by Kathleen Reynolds on Sep 30, 2014 | Views: 114 | Score: 0
Estimated number of Hong Kong protesters
"Off the grid"100000
Peak "off the grid" communicating at the same time33000
Sources: bbc.com
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Kathleen Reynolds
Kathleen Reynolds on Sep 30, 2014 2:30 PM said:

China has suppressed news about the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong (e.g., blocked Instagram and other social networks), and rumors reportedly circulate that HK authorities might shut down cellular networks. In response, the Firechat social network app has taken hold, allowing smartphone users to communicate "off-the-grid", via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, in the absence mobile signals or internet access.