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On this episode, Roqayah and Kumars speak with Freddy Martinez, a computer security researcher and activist specializing in communications security and police accountability. He is also the director of Lucy Parsons Labs. Freddy shares some tips for avoiding state surveillance while doing organizing work. He shares tips on securing your phone, gives alternatives to using email lists, discusses best practices for meeting security, and talks about how to avoid surveillance at protests. Freddy also discusses his work exposing Chicago Police Department's use of Stingray technology to track and spy on the public. Freddy shares his thoughts on FOIA as a tool for activists, including his belief that hacktivism, rather than FOIA, will be the most important driver of government accountability and transparency.
Follow Freddy on twitter at @B_Meson.
Resources discussed on the show:
Signal - encrypted text messaging
Riseup Etherpad - alternative to email lists
Stay safe everyone!