The current federal leadership in the USA has many people concerned about their rights and freedoms. If you’re one of those people you can use these technological tools to help you stand up and fight back. Newsweek, rather surprisingly, compiled a list of tech tools that can be used to mobilize communities or be used to fund campaigns you support. As always, be sure to protect your online privacy and maybe even your in-person privacy. With the recent revelation of the Vault 7 leaks to Wikileaks it’s more important than ever before to speak up and stay safe.
Sleeping Giants aims to take down what it calls â€œracistâ€ websites by attacking their ad dollars. Since many companies rely on programmatic advertising, they might not be aware of what sites their ads appear on. Thus, Sleeping Giants notifies companies, requesting that they take action and block the offending websites, or risk alienating their customers. So far, they claim over a thousand brandsÂ have committedÂ to removing their ads from such sites.
This app aims to get even the most phone-shy people to call their elected representatives daily.Â 5 CallsÂ automates the process, providing numbers to officials based on the userâ€™s location and offers easy scripts to follow. Itâ€™s available onÂ AppleÂ andÂ AndroidÂ devices. If only there was an app like this for calling oneâ€™s parents.