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Monthly archive: October 2012

CryptoParty This Sunday, the 21st, noon-6pm

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Do you practice safe sex? Learn the digital equivalent. The government routinely spies on us without warrants. Come learn how to protect yourself. You’re invited to a Cryptoparty. When: Sunday, Oct. 21 from noon-6pm. Come for an hour or the whole day. Where: The Sprouts, 339R Summer St., Somerville near Davis Square and the Davis Square MBTA stop.  You can park on the streets since it is Sunday.  Sprouts is in the building in the back. Sponsors: TOR Project, Free School University, Occupy Boston Information Tech Group, ACLU of Mass., Pirate & Privacy activists What to Bring: a laptop and yourself. Spread the Word: Tell your friends or put up a poster ( PDF | Scribd | JPG ) in your community or campus. Schedule Time Room Topic noon-1pm Downstairs Using Tor and the Tor Browser Bundle – Steve & Andrew Upstairs PGP/GnuPG Key Generation & Use – Ross & Kevin 1pm-2pm Downstairs Encrypt your disks with Truecrypt and LUKS – Kevin Upstairs Encrypt to Live – Andrew 2pm-3pm Downstairs Secure yourself with SSL & Authentication – John Upstairs Live Streaming – Rene & Tracy 3pm-4pm Downstairs Protecting yourself with VPNs – David Upstairs Counter surveillance – Andrew & others 4pm-5pm Downstairs PGP/GnuPG Key Generation & Use – Ross & Kevin Upstairs File Sharing in Private – Erik 5pm-6pm Downstairs Using Tor and the Tor Browser Bundle – Steve & Andrew Upstairs Encrypt your disks with Truecrypt and LUKS – Kevin More info – https://cryptoparty.org/wiki/Boston If you are interested in participating, just show up or contact James O’Keefe via Twitter @jpokeefe, email jokeefe@jamesokeefe.org or call/txt (617) 863-0385.

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Help decide our positions on the ballot questions

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On the November 6th ballot there will be three ballot questions: Availability of Motor Vehicle Repair Information Prescribing Medication to End Life Medical Use of Marijuana We are developing our positions on these ballot initiatives and want your help. We setup basic policies for pirates to comment and vote on what our position should be at our Liquid Feedback server: Availability of Motor Vehicle Repair Information Prescribing Medication to End Life Medical Use of Marijuana If you don’t have an account, then please email us at liquid-support@masspirates.org and we will send you an invite. Erik Zoltan put up the first in our series of videos on how to get started with Liquid Feedback: Activate Liquid Feedback and Liquid Feedback – Log In and Support an Issue Also, if you want to vote in the November 6th election, please register, preferably as a Pirate, by October 17th.  See Register to Vote as a Pirate up top to see how.

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Meet Co-Chair of the Pirate Parties Intl. this Friday

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Gregory Engels, Co-Chair of Pirate Parties International, will be speaking on Friday, Oct. 5th at The Sprouts. The talk will start at 6pm and go until 8pm.  The Sprouts is located at 339R Summer St., Somerville and is in walking distance of the Davis Square T stop.  We hope you will join us for his talk or at the dinner afterward. Please spread the word about this talk.  We have a poster you can put up.  Thanks. Map View Larger Map

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