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Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong protesters play cat and mouse with surveillance state

Anonymous messaging and cash purchases among tools used to erase digital trail

HONG KONG -- The wave of protests that has engulfed Hong Kong over a proposed extradition law shows no sign of receding despite the authorities' decision to suspend the bill.

Now the young people who are leading the demonstrations are engaged in a game of digital cat and mouse with China's ubiquitous, high-tech surveillance network. Protesters in Hong Kong are being spurred to action by fears that the territory's freedom of speech and independent legal system are under threat.

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