How Hong Kong Protesters Evade Surveillance With Tech | WSJ

  • Published: 16 September 2019
  • Protesters in Hong Kong fear they are being monitored by the local government and potentially by China, a country at the cutting edge of mass surveillance. So demonstrators have developed hacks to avoid arrest and hide their digital tracks.

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Comments • 5 905

  • RacerW123
    RacerW123  39 minutes back

    Chinese person coughs at Hong Kong protests: 1000 player kill streak

    • Exotic Madness
      Exotic Madness  10 hours back

      And what is the point of this protest like all the government wants is to put up cameras to protect the public and prevent crimes from happening by letting them know they are being recorded

      • Exotic Madness
        Exotic Madness  11 hours back

        Did he realize that nothing is anonymous everything is trackable. All they need is a phone and an account and a computer with a software. All they need is a source and they can easily find that on a popular website

        • FAZECJ13
          FAZECJ13  16 hours back

          How was this filmed tf😂🤦🏽‍♂️

          • Audrey Maxine
            Audrey Maxine  17 hours back

            This is a fight of the lives of many. I support them.I support them.I support them.I support them.I support them.I support them.I support them.I support them.

            • flaming roch
              flaming roch  17 hours back

              Hong kongers need to take it to the next level. DEFEND yourselves with weapons.

              • flaming roch
                flaming roch  17 hours back

                Hong Kong police logic: We can beat and kill you but we don't want to be attacked with lasers.

                • Glitched Noa
                  Glitched Noa  21 hours back

                  it was at that moment the goverment released the corona virus

                  • Micheal Ellis
                    Micheal Ellis  23 hours back

                    Meanwhile in America, protestors are telling reporters their names and twitter handles.

                    • sankethgopi chintapalli

                      Even the Chinese hates chinese

                      • The Hammer And Tickle
                        The Hammer And Tickle  1 days back

                        No Guns No Chance. I'm Sorry. Good Luck though.

                        • Reuben Gangte
                          Reuben Gangte  1 days back

                          This is some hi-tech is going to get harder to protest if micro-chips are ever used on humans.

                          • Coconutman Thai Thai
                            Coconutman Thai Thai  2 days back

                            With the Corona virus, all protests have been quashed. Hmmmmmm

                            • Michele Digaetano
                              Michele Digaetano  2 days back

                              You have archieved TECH

                              • gamer cow
                                gamer cow  3 days back

                                Ubisoft should make a watch dogs games about this

                                • JeFf mA nAm
                                  JeFf mA nAm  3 days back

                                  Those aren’t water cannons that’s tear gas

                                  • Jerry Duricko
                                    Jerry Duricko  3 days back

                                    Good , they don't need the eye in the sky !!!

                                    • Jimmy Favereau
                                      Jimmy Favereau  3 days back

                                      Medical experts cite 5G is not good for the human flesh. But that is ignored .. it will be used as a wep.on against humanity ...direk n r g wep on

                                      • tijmen braafheid
                                        tijmen braafheid  3 days back

                                        4:27 that's true, their using an RFID tag. They can range from two centimetres up to fifteen meters but that's not practical. An example of that is credit cards, if their RFID tag could range up to fifteen meters it would mean the old lady behind you is paying for your groceries.

                                        • TheGamingMobileYT
                                          TheGamingMobileYT  3 days back

                                          Everybody Gangsta until the protesters use medieval weapons

                                          • Darryl109
                                            Darryl109  3 days back

                                            2019: Hong Kong Protest
                                            2020: Hong Kong Massacre (404 Not Found)

                                            • Qupid2012
                                              Qupid2012  4 days back

                                              I remember the people celebrating, when the British left, how they wish the British never left.

                                              • Kyle
                                                Kyle  4 days back

                                                They got wise to the game

                                                • K L
                                                  K L  4 days back

                                                  I love these brothers and sisters, SOLIDARITY NOW! Remember David and Golliath, right over might.

                                                  • bob ross
                                                    bob ross  4 days back

                                                    Dam this is still happening..

                                                    • Mohd Hisyam
                                                      Mohd Hisyam  4 days back

                                                      weapon dealer??..there's your opportunity

                                                      • Flicc
                                                        Flicc  4 days back

                                                        they already look the same tho

                                                        • CodeHurricane Network
                                                          CodeHurricane Network  4 days back

                                                          The New DLC for Watchdogs 2 looks interesting

                                                          • Minister Lazer
                                                            Minister Lazer  5 days back

                                                            Let the Light shine on darkness🎆

                                                            • CHUR Chur
                                                              CHUR Chur  5 days back

                                                              How to go and protest with them ?

                                                              • Angus Macneil
                                                                Angus Macneil  5 days back

                                                                This is a dangerous video, it shouldn't have been uploaded, there are potentially hundreds of people at risk because of this video.

                                                                • Me me
                                                                  Me me  5 days back

                                                                  The police need to use waters with unerasable ink to marked them easily.

                                                                  • Soba
                                                                    Soba  5 days back

                                                                    How can I ship some guns to Hong Kong Protestors?

                                                                    • God
                                                                      God  5 days back

                                                                      Well now China knows

                                                                      • Anonymous Anonymous
                                                                        Anonymous Anonymous  5 days back


                                                                        • Yash Batra
                                                                          Yash Batra  5 days back

                                                                          Rah when did Hong Kong become a futuristic dystopia??

                                                                          • ROBRO—Gaming
                                                                            ROBRO—Gaming  5 days back

                                                                            damm these people are way too intelligent

                                                                            • lord james
                                                                              lord james  5 days back

                                                                              on other hand please dont tell us there names as that puts them at risk

                                                                              • lord james
                                                                                lord james  5 days back

                                                                                we used the tech to counter the tech

                                                                                • Silver Fullbuster
                                                                                  Silver Fullbuster  5 days back

                                                                                  This is like call of duty but instead of cops, you've got protesters.

                                                                                  • KoKo Beatz
                                                                                    KoKo Beatz  5 days back

                                                                                    They’ll ban lasers soon

                                                                                    • Ed
                                                                                      Ed  6 days back

                                                                                      Good job boys!!!!! God bless y'all!

                                                                                      • Nobita Nobi
                                                                                        Nobita Nobi  6 days back

                                                                                        They are protesting for Democracy while in India leftist - communist - maoist are protesting to make India Radical Islamic state! Indian police should apply chinease therapy towards them. Hail Democracy

                                                                                        • Mustache Merlin
                                                                                          Mustache Merlin  6 days back

                                                                                          The protesters should wear polarized glasses to reduce risk of laser eye damage.

                                                                                          • Thomas J
                                                                                            Thomas J  6 days back

                                                                                            Reality is way more dark than the most messed up Sci-fi movie

                                                                                            • Laughlan Karalus
                                                                                              Laughlan Karalus  6 days back


                                                                                              • MAINTITLE
                                                                                                MAINTITLE  6 days back

                                                                                                I'm all about the Hong Kong protest. But they are straight-up lying about lasers being harmless. They are definitely capable of permanently blinding a man in just a few milliseconds. The fact that they are outlawed for use in combat as a inhumane weapon speaks volumes. If you don't trust me find Styropyro on youtube and watch some of his videos. Another thing is that lasers can be invisible to the human eye. Meaning that laser could be pointing directly into your eye and you couldn't tell until you would be blind.

                                                                                                • X Calibus Gaming
                                                                                                  X Calibus Gaming  6 days back

                                                                                                  The protesters in China are doing violence and still west is supporting them US just want to divide and fall of China just like Soviet Union