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Digital Security 101: Protecting Your Cell Phone

"The CIA, the NSA, and our local police departments are coordinating surveillance in a way that they've never done before and are tracking us in a way that's unprecedented," Thenmozhi Soundararajan of Equality Labs. The Trump administration is anticipated to increase these surveillance practices to control and police people of color, women, and immigrants, she says.

Individuals can take a stand against this surveillance by securing their exposure on their cell phones. In the first installment of the Laura Flanders Show's collaboration with digital rights startup Equality Labs, learn tips on how to secure your iPhone.

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Since October 2019, demonstrators have flooded the streets of Lebanon; part of a grassroots movement against corruption, climate denial, big finance, and government failure. Civil society organizations are now providing people with everything from food and protection to street cleaning and work. From one crisis to another, Laura talks with Lebanese activist/artist Dayna Ash who runs one of the few safe spaces for LGBTQI+ people and women in the region. Her experience of organizing in a melt-down contains lessons for us all.

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Jutta Treviranus pushes back against cultures, policies, and technologies designed only for those deemed "normal." As founder and director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre at OCAD University in Toronto, Treviranus works to challenge and improve the way we build software, make large scale decisions, and govern. If only the majority matters, she says, innovation is stifled and there will always be people left marginalized.

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