11 tips for protecting your privacy and digital security in the age of Trump – Freedom of the Press Foundation

As of January 20, Donald Trump is the president of the United States, which has prompted deep concerns from many over the constraints his administration may place on our ability to connect, express, and spread information safely.

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Below, we present eleven digital security tips you can implement today to help you better protect yourself, your fellow journalists, and your sources when communicating on your phone or computer.

Some excellent tips in this article, which is written for journalists, but it’s missing the most important one. Turn off Touch ID on your iPhone or iPad. The authorities can forcefully apply your thumb or fingers to the device’s home button, but they can’t force you to enter your passcode. Choose a passcode at least six digits long, but you can also set a long passcode, using any characters (i.e., not just digits).

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