Ritual Coffee doesn’t observe an outright ban (people can pay with cash if that’s all they have, Rinaldi said) but the emphasis on cashless payments is made clear with notices plastered on the shop’s wall and on its website asking customers to use Apple Pay or a credit or debit card.
You could flip the Cellular Modem Hardware Kill Switch (HKS) on your Librem 5 and still call or text from your primary phone number while at that coffee-shop WiFi. This would offer you the ability to have a no-carrier phone–in either form–that now you only have when on WiFi–which means no triangulation-location tracking from cellular towers.
A device equipped with a hardware “off” switch for the camera and microphone isn’t yet on the market, as far as I know.
These protests were similar to those seen in summer 2017 after Russia revealed plans to add VPN websites to their website blacklist All in all, BBC reports that over 15,000 Russians marched on Moscow.
Stop DNS leaks When you use a VPN, you connect to the internet with the DNS server given by your VPN provider. With a kill switch, your internet connection will be blocked completely if there’s a problem with the VPN, which keeps your true IP address hidden.