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Somerville Cryptoparty is Wednesday at The Sprouts

The monthly Somerville Cryptoparty is this 6-9pm this Wednesday (always the last Wednesday of the month). It has moved to The Sprouts at 339R Summer St, Somerville.  The Sprouts is where we had our first cryptoparty four years ago. A big thanks to Halley for getting the Somerville Cryptoparties o... Read more

Aaron James will be on the Young Jurks tonight

Aaron James, our candidate for State Representative in the 27th Middlesex, will be once again be a guest on “The Young Jurks” live stream, tonight (Saturday). The October 22nd podcast will be a chance for MA voters to hear Aaron discuss his campaign’s signature issues with local advocates. Alex Mend... Read more

Learn to protect your privacy this Saturday or Wednesday

There will be two cryptoparties this week that will be good opportunities to learn to protect your privacy online: Boston Public Library cryptoparty on Saturday, October 22nd from 1-4pm. It will be at the Grove Hall Branch, 41 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester; The monthly Somerville Cryptoparty... Read more

Ballot Questions Endorsements

Thanks to everyone who voted in our ballot questions poll.  Based on your votes, our endorsements are: Question 1 - Allow the Gaming Commission to issue an additional slots license - OPPOSE Question 2 - Authorize 12 new charter schools and expansion of existing charter schools - OPPOSE ... Read more

Don’t be John. Encrypt your email

This is John. He didn't encrypt the text of his email using GnuPGP. He didn't insist that all of the email sent to him be encrypted. He didn't use secure communications free from malicious hackers, the NSA or friends of the NSA, such as Yahoo. Now his emails are up on Wikileaks. &... Read more

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Don’t be John. Encrypt your email

Don't be John. Encrypt your email

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