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Hong Kong Protestors getting around internet censorship are using Mesh Messaging App China Can’t Block: Usage Up 3685%

From forbes.com

How do you communicate when the government censors the internet? With a peer-to-peer mesh broadcasting network that doesn’t use the internet.

That’s exactly what Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters are doing now, thanks to San Fransisco startup Bridgefy’s Bluetooth-based messaging app. The protesters can communicate with each other — and the public — using no persistent managed network.

And it’s led to swift growth for Bridgefy: downloads are up almost 4,000% over the past 60 days, according to Apptopia estimates (Apptopia is an app metrics company).

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkoetsier/2019/09/02/hong-kong-protestors-using-mesh-messaging-app-china-cant-block-usage-up-3685/?fbclid=IwAR2YFvMwGadpsG7tI5TFBKLzD40Afv4HHUn1jjQDvtSamkFF9mX0FTjpNmg#792f3a7f135a

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