How to Protect Yourself From Surveillance at Protests by Big Brother Watch

Big Brother Watch Team / June 17, 2020

The right to protest, whatever your cause, is essential in any democracy.

Now that right is under extra threat from draconian emergency laws.

But for years, police have spied on peaceful protesters and gathered political intelligence.
Our essential tips on protecting yourself:

1. Look out for police cameras
2. Watch out for facial recognition vans
3. Protect your communications
4. Turn off fingerprint and facial recognition access. Use a long PIN code instead
5. Think twice about flashy clothing
6. Beware of sharing photos
7. Don’t click attending on Facebook!

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