Donald Trump doesn't like encryption. He threatened to call for a boycott of Apple products because they wouldn't undermine the encryption on the iPhone.
Trump also loves surveillance. When he was a candidate, he said he wanted to place mosques under U.S. surveillance and create a national database to track Muslims.
He is also in favor of NSA mass surveillance. And on the topic of hacking his enemies, Trump said, "I wish I had that power. Man, that would be power."
As president, he will have that power.
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Edward Snowden has revealed that the United States already engages in mass digital surveillance of Americans. But the federal government has gone to great lengths to keep its domestic surveillance operation under wraps, getting broad clearance through secret court orders issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court.
Under Trump, that surveillance is likely to be a lot more overt.
But the ability to have private conversations, to research controversial topics without fear of government reprisal and to engage in political activism and organizing are all key functions of American democracy.
If you're concerned about expanded surveillance, there are a number of privacy-enhancing tips and products you can try that will help keep your digital footprint under wraps.