How To Use And Protect Your Cell Phone When Protesting
Posted by finid
on October 15, 2011
Category : Quick Tips
Tags : mobile security, privacy
If you intend to participate in a peaceful display of being pissed off about something, and you are bringing your cell phone along, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has published a guide for you and your friends.
Whether it’s the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests, Occupy [insert your city], or any of the popular uprisings in any other part of the world, it’s good to be prepared.
Here are stuff you need to do before and during a protest:
- Protect your phone before you protest – Think carefully about what’s on your phone before bringing it to a protest. Your phone contains a wealth of private data, which can include your list of contacts, the people you have recently called, your text messages, photos and video, GPS location data, your web browsing history and passwords, and the contents of your social media accounts.
- You’re at the protest – now what? – Maintain control over your phone. That might mean keeping the phone on you at all times, or handing it over to a trusted friend if you are engaging in action that you think might lead to your arrest.
- Help! Help! I’m being arrested – Remember that you have a right to remain silent — about your phone and anything else. If questioned by police, you can politely but firmly ask to speak to your attorney.
- The police have my phone, how do I get it back?
You may read the complete article here.