Whether you’re on the run or just prefer not to watched by strangers, it’s handy to know how to minimise the amount of surveillance on your hotel room.
What To Check
“Even if you’re not doing anything wrong, you are being watched and recorded. Suspicion-less surveillance does not become okay simply because it’s only victimising 95% of the world instead of 100%.”
– Edward Snowden.
You’ve seen spy movies, right? Time to start channelling your inner James Bond. Check within appliances and objects in the room, and behind picture frames, smoke detectors and power outlets.
Devices You Can Use
Invest in a hidden camera detector, a bug guard and/ or portable jammers to combat hidden surveillance tech.
Tap-Proof Your Mobile
Apps such as Seecrypt, Silent Circle or Redphone, all of which protect your communication and private information.
Google and Facebook hold more than 90% of information that is spy-worthy so it is mostly up to your what you display on their. You can use Tor (The Onion Router) to browse privately, and download apps such as Hushmail to keep your information secure.
Go Off The Grid
To go MIA completely ditch your smartphone, stop using social media and turn off your GPS.
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Here are our 20 top creative Instagram accounts that you should be following today.
Brandon Stanton walks the streets of New York City taking street photography, and he gets his subjects to open up about life details that even many family members may not know about them. It makes you smile and connect with the images at a new level.
Carin Olsson moved to Paris and is documenting every part of her experience, from the macaroons to the Eiffel Tower with all of its shimmering lights. If you want to go to Paris but can’t get there today, Carin will take you.