Cameras At Protests I was recently watching all the scare videos of the Co$ using horrible tactics to attack people and I was thinking...what about our humble cameras? If we are nor careful and our individual cameras fall into their clutches, we become prime targets for attack. Not only can we risk exposing our identities, we can also risk them creating lies and false cases against us. This leads me to these ideas, presented for evaluation. Digital Cameras: Even if we transfer out all saved pictures and data, and reformat it may be possible to retrieve data from the cameras. This could potentially give them the ability to "collect dirt" on individuals and attack us. The safest thing to do would be to use a new memory card. However, since many of us do not have this much disposable income the next best bet would be to purge it. The easiest step would be to overwrite the data. Reformat and save data over at least 10 times to try to remove all old data and 10 is the number that some virus scans use to obliterate threats. Also, do not bring a camera that has personal photos, housing or anything else stored on it that could even be remotely used to identify you or anything about you. Guard the memory cards. Should pictures be taken of violence, other protesters or anything of the like, the memory cards should be kept safe. This can be accomplished by interchanging 2 or more cards, taking out the card after the protest and stashing it on your body. Ideally, in case a scifag gets your camera, he will not have the vital pictures/video stored on the card. Remember, they are tricky bastards, and we need to try to be one step ahead of them, they can and will do anything to destroy us. Film Cameras: Take several rolls of film to capture everything, but only use 1 roll at a time. Also, do not leave any roll of film blank, if they get film with even 1 exposure left, you can bet they will take it and create "evidence of crimes" that they will bring against you. Keep unused roll close on your body, out of any area of a potential pickpocket. Front pockets, and other tight close locations are best, do not leave anything lying around as it may compromise your safety. The best thing you could do is to develop your own film, but since not all people have mastered this technique, be careful with film development. You can bet the Co$ may have agents lurking in 1 Hour photo places trying to get any pictures of protesters. Choose obscure places for film development, use connections to find a reliable place. Go out of town if needed, protect yourself and your film. Always assume the worst and expect scifags to be everywhere trying to get "evidence". General Ideas: -Never EVER take a picture of another Anon with their mask off, it could compromise them as well as yourself. -Keep camera close to your body, never in a lose or unprotected location, always assume someone will try to steal it. -Do not take pictures of illegal acts, or anything that can even look along the lines of illegal, they can and will twist and turn everything against us. -Despite the greatness of lulz, we really need to keep any and all photos professional, legal and appropriate.