Stories about Hong Kong (China) from October, 2014
Authorities Are Abusing Hong Kong’s Computer Crimes Law to Stifle Protests
Since the beginning of the Umbrella Revolution, more than a dozen netizens in Hong Kong have been arrested and charged with "access to computer with criminal or dishonest intent."
The Invisible Violence of Cyber War in Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution
Nearly all major pro-democracy organizing platforms and media sites have been knocked offline over the past ten days. And mainstream media hasn't said a word about it.
Tips for Citizens Documenting Hong Kong's Protests
Taking video of protests? WITNESS compiles some tips for documenting protests and police violence both safely and ethically.
What Protesters in Hong Kong (and Anywhere Else) Should Know About FireChat
Two leading security experts explain the risks in using FireChat -- and offer some simple tips for digital safety in a protest environment.
Hong Kong Protesters Shore Up Mobile Communications Tools in Face of Technical Threats
Activists and security experts are working together to determine which tech tools can help protesters -- and which ones can leave them in danger.
Fears of a Network Blackout Still Loom for Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protesters
Could Hong Kong really experience a mobile network shutdown? Officials say it's possible, but unlikely.
Netizen Report: Hong Kong Protests Trigger Tear Gas, Surveillance and Social Media Censorship
Protests persist in Hong Kong, Australia institutes Web-wide surveillance, and Egyptian and Saudi authorities prosecute gays (with the help of Grindr).
Russian Mathematician Aids Hong Kong's ‘America-Orchestrated Color Revolution’
Given the popular frame in Russia that the United States is masterminding Hong Kong’s pro-democracy demonstrations, FireChat’s Moscow-educated co-founder is awkward for the pro-Kremlin press.