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Cybersecurity for the People:
How to Protect Your Privacy at a Protest
How to Protect Your Privacy at a Protest https://youtube.com/watch?v=6FS0Y7TwArE
Planning on going to a protest? You might not be aware that just by showing up, you can open yourself up to certain privacy risks — police often spy on protesters, and the smartphones they carry, and no matter how peaceful the demonstration, there’s always a chance that you could get detained or arrested, and your devices could get searched.
Prepare your phone before you go to a protest to safely communicate with your friends and document the event, and know what to do if you get detained or arrested.
Whether your private conversations are personal, professional, or political, what you say or type into your phone may be of interest to snooping governments, both foreign and domestic.
Fortunately, privacy is a fundamental human right. Unfortunately, most ways that people communicate with their phones — voice calls, SMS messages, email, Facebook, Skype, Hangouts, etc. — are not as private as you might think.
But it’s possible to make sure that your private conversations are actually private. It starts with installing an app known as Signal, and getting your friends to install it too.
More detailed instructions for using Signal can be found on our website at: https://theintercept.com/2017/05/01/cyber...
Micah Lee (https://twitter.com/micahflee), Cybersecurity for the People offers tips for protecting your online privacy. They’ll cover encrypted messaging apps, passwords, whistleblowing, and more.
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