I’ve posted about this issue before, and I’m sure you’ll be surprised to discover this administration has not prioritized fixing it.
The decennial census, that once-every-ten-years count of the American population, is drastically underfunded. And what happens if it’s underfunded? A lot of people don’t get counted, so they don’t get what they need in terms of hospitals, schools, roads, emergency services, healthcare, social services—the census numbers are the starting point for allocating more than $600 billion of federal funding every year.
The Intercept has produced a three-minute video of tips to protect your identity, location, and communications from authorities who might surveil protestors or try to access your phone during arrest. If you’re off to a protest, even what you expect to be a peaceful one, it couldn’t hurt to spend a few minutes preparing.
The video is the beginning of a series, Cybersecurity for the People, that will cover other privacy and security measures regular folks can take as activists or to retain greater control over their everyday digital lives.
For more tips and resources, see the Resources lists, What to Do and What to Read.