Protesting Against Your Government? There Are Apps For That

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People in several countries of the world such as Ukraine, Venezuela, Thailand and Turkey took to the streets last week to protest against their government and leaders.

People in several countries of the world such as Ukraine, Venezuela, Thailand and Turkey took to the streets last week to protest against their government and leaders.

A majority of these demonstrators – especially the ones in Venezuela and Turkey – underwent a considerable amount of internet censorship as well.

In a bid to stop the dissemination of information about the atrocities of the law enforcement agencies, the authorities in these countries decided to block access to widely used social media websites including Twitter, Facebook.

However, protesters can manage without these popular sites as long as they use these slightly lesser-known apps.

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Zello:

Best “Protest” Apps

Zello is a mobile walki-talkie app developed by Bill Moore in Austin, Texas.

It is currently being used by the activists in Venezuela who have been denied internet access to Twitter for the past few weeks.

The app was so successful that the Venezuelan government even tried to block people from using it.

One of its greatest attractions is its complete simplicity. It just lets people talk to each other through a simple broadband connection, just like a walkie-talkie.

Vibe:

Best “Protest” Apps

This messaging app was used by the “Occupy Wall Street” activists in 2011. Created by Hazem Sayed, a 53-year-old New York business consultant, Vibe, unlike Facebook or Twitter, lets users post messages without creating or logging in an account. Anonymous messages can be shared globally.

 It is an ideal application for emergency situations during protests.

Find My Friends:

Best “Protest” Apps

Find My Friends allows you to easily locate friends and fellow protesters in a crowd in case you lose them.

It’s free and you can sign in with an Apple ID with iCloud using your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

GO HD:

Best “Protest” Apps

With GO, people can upload and share anonymous location-based messages, photos and videos. It’s instant mobile broadcasting. It doesn’t matter if your government has restricted YouTube, you can always “GO HD” on your Apple devices.

I'm Getting Arrested:

Best “Protest” Apps

In case things get really bad and you find yourself getting kicked by a cop into a police van then use this app to alert your loved ones with a single click.

I’m Getting Arrested supports Arabic, Basque, Catalan, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.

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