I made a 20min video explaining exactly how to set up a cheap burner phone ($99 Nokia 1.3 with prepaid service) for bringing to protests, to protect your private data in case police search, confiscate, or break your phone https://t.co/88127erzwd— Micah Lee (@micahflee) June 15, 2020
Terrorist gives other advice for protestors likely to be arrested. While there’s a lot about keeping phone data away from the police, there’s advice on what to wear, a checklist of do’s and don’ts, the law governing filming, and what to do if arrested.
Here’s a quote:
It’s also possible that cops might try to steal or break your phone, especially if they noticed you filming them being violent. If any of this happens, at least it will just be your cheap burner phone with minimal data on it rather than an expensive phone full of private information about your life and your activism.
Important: The Intercept, the site where we got this information, was launched by EBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar who provided the start-up funding and continues to support it. You might want to think about that next time you’re looking for a spare part or some cheap clothes.