Mesh Networks Case Study: Hong Kong Protests


#1

Here’s a timely, informative and short article by the leading open source journalist in the UK, about use of FireChat for mesh networking in the face of internet/mobile shutdown during HK protests (still ongoing):


#2

And it’s pushing the devs to add encryption, too.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2014/09/29/firechat-prepares-encryption-feature-as-it-drives-hong-kong-protests/


#3

Making something like this work within Safe would enable anonymizing of users (which FC cannot do) and why it’s critical that a smaller safe network can sustain itself.