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9 Ways to Use Your Phone as an Effective Tool When Protesting

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Feb 6, 2017, 1:59 PM

I suppose

That this wouldn't come off so much as political activism if phonescoop regularly posted articles about "How to do X" with your phone. But Phonescoop doesn't.
I appreciate that it looks that way.

We have, in fact, been planning a series of articles exactly like this (but not remotely political) for some time. We'll be giving tips on improving your phone's performance, recommending games, and a few other...

Feb 5, 2017, 3:42 PM


Hey Brome, why don't you keep your political activism garbage off of a technical news site. Let it sit and stagnate on social media with all the other junk.
We're merely trying to be helpful on issues that relate specifically to phones.

....and non-partisan. All of our advice is equally useful for a protest, counter-protest, or rally for any "side".

Feb 6, 2017, 2:01 PM

Don't forget...

Police and Homeland can already use your phone to track you nineteen different ways, just by buying access to Twitter or Facebook's direct API's, or by using some other app or tool like Geofeedia. That's a tool specifically created for tracking protestors.

The Seattle police for example are already using this Geofeedia system live today, in addition to secret FBI/SPD cams installed on light poles... questionable legality aside.

http://www.thestranger.com/news/2016/09/28/24585899/ ... »

And as stated above, passcodes are more secure than fingerprints, although they can just take your phone and use your handcuffed fingerprint to access it. You...

Feb 3, 2017, 2:15 PM


Be careful with fingerprints. You don't have the right to refuse to provide them as you do for a password.
Good point.

Feb 3, 2017, 2:33 PM

Last but not Least....

...If you don't like the way things are, vote the people out who are causing the problems. Don't become part of it.
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