The Gardai have a box that they plug phones into and it downloads the entire contents. They're seizing phones on spurious excuses so they can profile your entire network and pattern of life, and make connections.
I've mentioned this to a few people over the years but given what has happened recently to a few people (Derek, and others last year, where a phone was even seized after a false shoplifting allegation as evidence, because a short recording was made), everyone involved in free speech and combating the establishment's murderous lies (the mythical far right
in other words) needs to take action.
You need two phones for basic operational security. Never be afraid, because fear is what they use to stymie us, but take rational and calm adult steps to protect yourself from a gambit clearly manifesting if front of you. There are easy counter moves if you acknowledge the threat.
When you're going to rallies or doing anything that might draw the attention of certain sects within the Gardai, you should be going with a burner with your basic home contacts, and all the apps you need. Try to make arrangements to meet people in person or via different communication methods.
Take the time to set one up so you're not inconvenienced when they go for one of these seizures and try to download your life. You're doing nothing wrong, but why make things easy for them?
The Gardai are also 100% tracking people physically by their current numbers with the tech they have from the US. They have all the fancy toys the FBI have and even if you don't have GPS on they can see your location from tower ping data and the cell pings themselves. And they are definitely using that capability. That's not speculation.
While it's a minority in the Garda that want to fuck over their fellow Irishmen, remember their Daddy Drew is part of the NGO justification matrix - they need a boogeyman and the mythical far right is where its at for the foreseeable - they can't use the Islamic terror option because they're all making a fortune importing them on public money and EU subsidies.
So while you're doing nothing wrong in protesting and being active in the battle against evil, put airplane mode on when you're travelling or going to meetings, or turn it off altogether. Even if you're going for a walk. Pay for things in cash. Don't let them get your pattern of life.
Turn for phone off for hours at a time, even you're at home - make them potentially send an unmarked black Hyundai to see if you're home...: give them gaps in their records.
And get a burner phone that you can afford to get seized when you're fighting the Irish establishment. #OrganisedCrimeSyndicate