The makers of Firechat, a wireless P2P chat app that works phone-to-phone over Bluetooth and wifi, say they’ve seen a surge of new users from Hong Kong’s student demonstrators, who are locked in pitched battle with the territory’s police as they fight for the right to choose HK’s leaders without interference with Beijing, against a backdrop of growing wealth inequality.
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