Follow

Some tips from the EFF (ssd.eff.org/en/module/attendin).

Before the Protest
- Enable full-disk encryption on your device
- Remove fingerprint unlock and FaceID
- Install Signal
- Back up your data
- Buy a prepaid, disposable phone
- Consider biking or walking to the protest (to avoid Automated License Plate Reader Systems)

During the Protest
- Take photos and videos without unlocking your device
- Enable airplane mode

After the Protest
- Scrub metadata on photos

Bridgify may be a good app to have pre-installed also before going to a protest. It’s Bluetooth/peer-to-peer based with mesh network capabilities so you can still message friends (within ~300 feet) if your mobile network is too congested or offline.

Used in Hong Kong protests: bbc.com/news/technology-495655

Download:
- Android: play.google.com/store/apps/det
- iOS: apps.apple.com/us/app/bridgefy

Show thread

@andreas Blur peoples faces if you can't resist the urge to picture-document your own and/or and others heroic efforts. This can be automated:
guardianproject.info/apps/obsc

@andreas also keep phone off during travel to and from. Pay with cash for any services when possible or use preloaded debit gift cards.

@erwincat Briar is great there’s but no iOS app for now 😞 if everyone in your group is using Android, then yeah, Briar would be good to use instead.

@andreas If you take transit to or from the protest, pay fare in cash only. Do not take Uber or Lyft or pay with a card or tap system.

Sign in to participate in the conversation
nitrohorse Ⓐ

Personal instance of nitrohorse (nitrohorse.com).