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Hong Kong Protestors Using Bluetooth Mesh Messaging App to Avoid Chinese Censorship

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Protestors in Hong Kong are increasingly using San Fransisco startup Bridgefy’s Bluetooth-based messaging app.

The protesters can communicate with each other — and the public — using no persistent managed network.

The transition has led to swift growth for Bridgefy: downloads are up almost 4,000% over the past 60 days, according to Apptopia estimates.

The app can connect people via standard Bluetooth across an entire city, thanks to a mesh network.

Curated from Forbes

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