Mesh networks and Firechat make ‘switching off the internet’ that much harder
Mon 6 Oct 2014, 15:19

The events in Hong Kong have seen technology play a huge role in organising political protest, as much as in the days of the Arab Spring of 2011. But governments have become wise to the potential influence of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and blocking websites is easy (if you’re the government). This article explains peer-to-peer networking and describes how Firechat works.