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Protesters rest following pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong on Sept. 29. They're using old and new forms of tech to stay connected.
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October 4, 2014 Also in this week's tech roundup, America's biggest bank says 76 million households were affected by its summer hack.
People check their phones at a pro-democracy demonstration in Hong Kong on Monday.
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September 29, 2014 Pro-democracy protesters are downloading a fast-growing app called FireChat to stay in touch. It has been used around the world during political unrest.
If mesh networks take off, they could challenge reliance on cellular data or existing wireless for Internet.
April 7, 2014 FireChat connects users without a cellular network or the Internet. It uses technology, known as mesh networking, that could be scaled up to provide Internet access to disaster zones and remote areas.
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