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Hong Kong’s protesters are using AirDrop to breach China’s Firewall
Hong Kong’s protesters are using AirDrop, a file-sharing feature that allows Apple devices to send photos and videos over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, to breach China’s Great Firewall and spread information to mainland Chinese visitors in the city, who are often completely unaware that there are any mass protests happening in Hong Kong until arriving in the city. Leaving AirDrop settings open allows anyone in the vicinity to send files to your device. Protests in Tsim Sha Tsui, one of Hong Kong’s most popular tourist districts, were aimed specifically to tell people from mainland China about the city’s opposition to a hated extradition bill, which has mobilized millions of people over the past several weeks to multiple protests and presented the most critical challenge to the local government in decades.
I've read some articles saying that protesters are probably not using Facebook for protest organizing because it is so easily surveilled, but haven't read anything definitive - like interviews with protesters saying, specifically, they aren't using Facebook.
-=-=-=-=-=- Jayne Cravens Author, The LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook
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