If this also happens in the EU and is as blatant as you say it is and with GDPR and all, surely this is just waiting to blow up?
You pull the phone location records of everyone near a protest without a warrant (and no intention of using the location data in court) then you dig into them to find something unrelated to the protest you can nail them on.
That way you take out key players without it looking like a political crackdown.
“The most gifted of [the Proletariate], who might possibly become a nuclei of discontent, are simply marked down by the Thought Police and eliminated.”
It's horrible but beyond supporting ORG, EFF and writing to my MP (I'm in the UK) not sure what else I can do, even if I protect myself from it my family and friends are still potentially fucked.
encourage everyone to boycott american companies.
I'm pretty sure that in Germany, some of the described activities could be punished with prison time (and they certainly should).