Surveillance-savvy Hong Kong protesters go digitally dark

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  1. mood

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    The new battle in Hong Kong isn’t on the streets: it’s in the apps
    Activists are using Airdrop, livestreams, and innovative maps to keep their protest alive. But the authorities have plenty of tech of their own
    September 10, 2019
    https://www.technologyreview.com/s/...ong-kong-isnt-on-the-streets-its-in-the-apps/
     
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    China Appears to Be Censoring Hong Kong Protests From TikTok
    September 16, 2019
    https://futurism.com/china-hong-kong-censoring-protests-tiktok
     
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    Hong Kong protesters personal data leaked by Russian website
    September 20, 2019
    https://www.dw.com/en/hong-kong-protesters-personal-data-leaked-by-russian-website/a-50515519
     
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    Research outs poorly constructed disinfo campaign aimed at Hong Kong protests
    September 26, 2019
    https://www.cyberscoop.com/hong-kong-disinfo-campaign-graphika/
     
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    Apple rejected an app in Hong Kong that helped protesters track police activity
    October 3, 2019
    https://www.businessinsider.de/apple-banned-hong-kong-app-for-tracking-protests-2019-10
     
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    Apple reverses ban on HKmap.live app tracking Hong Kong protests & police
    October 4, 2019
    https://boingboing.net/2019/10/04/hkmap-live-hong-kong.html
     
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    China criticizes Apple for app that tracks Hong Kong police
    October 9, 2019
    https://apnews.com/5072bbc7b7894d63892997e2313b88fb
     
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    "Apple pulls app used to track Hong Kong police movement

    Apple Inc. has removed an app from its App Store that Hong Kong protesters used to track police movements.

    In a statement Wednesday, Apple said the HKmap.live app had been taken down because it was endangering police and residents in Hong Kong, and violated its terms of service. The previous day, China's state-owned People's Daily Online newspaper harshly criticized Apple for allowing the app..."

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/a...-police-movement-2019-10-09?mod=mw_latestnews
     
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    "Hong Kongers recreate protests with homemade virtual video game

    A group of Hong Kong activists have developed a homemade computer game that uses virtual reality to recreate what it is like to take part in pro-democracy protests sweeping the financial hub.

    Put together in less than a week, “Liberate Hong Kong” allows gamers to don a VR headset and dodge tear gas and rubber bullets during a nighttime clash in the district of Mongkok, a regular scene of battles between police and protesters in the real world...

    The developers said they decided to create the game after local eSports player Ng “Blitzchung” Wai Chung was punished by Blizzard Entertainment for shouting a pro-democracy slogan during a live-streamed interview following a competition win..."

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/11/hong-kongers-recreate-protests-with-homemade-virtual-video-game/
     
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    The Great Cannon DDoS Tool Used Against Hong Kong Protestors’ Forum
    December 4, 2019
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...tool-used-against-hong-kong-protestors-forum/
     
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    Death of privacy: Dash CMO slams Hong Kong’s phone seizures
    January 11, 2020
    https://decrypt.co/16458/death-of-privacy-dash-cmo-slams-hong-kongs-phone-seizures
     
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    Google removes WhatsGap from app store
    January 16, 2020
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-removes-whatsgap-from-app-store/
     
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