What do activists, journalists and plain old-fashioned citizens need to know about online privacy in the Trump era? I wanted to ask the smartest people I could find for their advice — and you can read the results in my latest piece for The Christian Science Monitor’s Passcode.
It’s crucial to start thinking in these terms, for reasons I map out in the story:
“Eight years of George W. Bush followed by eight years of Obama have allowed Trump to inherit a powerful surveillance state,” says Eva Galperin, global policy analyst for the digital advocacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). “He is likely to turn that surveillance on American citizens, especially people of color, Muslims, and his political enemies.”