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Somerville Cryptoparty, Wed., April 27th

The next monthly Somerville cryptoparty will be Wednesday, April 27th.  It will be from 6-9pm, and will be at Parts & Crafts at 577 Somerville Ave., Somerville. If you want to help organize a cryptoparty in your area or just discuss protecting your privacy, sign up for the cryptoparty mailing... Read more

Aaron James Campaign Off With a Bang

Aaron James' campaign for 27th Middlesex State Representative (Somerville) is working hard to get him on the ballot.  They have been out the last two weeks going door-to-door to gather signatures and likely collected half of the signatures he needs. They have until 5pm on May 3rd to get 150 valid vo... Read more

No IRC Meeting Tonight. Enjoy the Snow

I am canceling tonight's IRC meeting.  There is a lot to take in with the Panama Papers reporting, we don't have all the information we need to decide on the location of PirateCon 2016 and there nothing else pressing on the agenda. Enjoy the snow folks.  Talk with you next week. Read more

#PanamaPapers, Anti-GE Subsidy Rally and Pirate Candidates

In the World Yesterday, the Panama Papers, 2.6 terabytes of details of secret bank accounts of some of the wealthiest in the world, was released Sunday.  Among the revelations is that the prime minister of Iceland kept a sizable secret bank account.  The Iceland government could fall as a result,... Read more

US Customs & Border Protection Body Camera Feasibility Study

Last fall, I came across an article titled "US border patrol staff reject body cameras, citing cost and terrain". This article opens with the following two paragraphs: SAN DIEGO (AP) - Customs and Border Protection staff concluded after an internal review that agents and officers shouldn't b... Read more

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