Social media and the internet have been invaluable for organizing and activism. Unfortunately, they also make it very easy for you to be surveilled and/or tracked should someone want to do so. If you’re planning on participating in activism, it would be a really good idea to start to lock some of your shit down.
This article by Micah Lee at The Intercept does a great job at explaining why this is especially important right now, and gives a run-down of the most important steps that activists should be taking.
For more in-depth how-tos and ways to protect yourself, the Surveillance Self-Defense website has a ton of really helpful information and guides, including:
- Creating strong passwords
- Keeping your data safe
- Seven steps to digital security
- How to circumvent online censorship
- How to encrypt your iPhone
- Attending protests
- Communicating with others
- Protecting yourself on social networks
And a ton more. I strongly encourage people to browse these guides and determine what’s best for them to do in order to keep themselves protected on digital platforms.