Archive by month: September 2014

Unlikely. Facebook isn't going anywhere, because most everyone you know is on it. What makes all the hipsters want to flee it, is exactly why you need to stay on it: Visibility. For now, at least. But because many people are sick of all the ads and object to being told stage names are not allowed on Facebook, nor any other type of pseudonym (drag queens simply make easy targets), many artists, performers, and activists are staking their claim in a new territory, a new social network that wel...
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Original article at Huffington Post Tech Huffington Post Tech It turns out being the only imprisoned journalist in the United States doesn't get you on CNN or MSNBC. If you're Barrett Brown, a firebrand with an outlandish style, a penchant for insulting those very outlets and a history of working with hacktivist collectives, you can consider yourself lucky to get written up in Rolling Stone and the New York Times. The drama of Brown's case and cancelled trial is all but over, but the media...
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This Saturday is the annual free Boston Software Freedom Day. It will be from 9am-5pm at Industry Lab, 288 Norfolk Street in Cambridge. LibrePlanet Boston is organizing it. There are a variety of talks and demonstrations focused on Free Software. From 10:30am to noon, various Pirates are holding a cryptoparty. The cryptoparty schedule is: 10:30-10:45am - Steve Revilak demonstrates packet sniffing to show how digital surveillance works; 10:45-11:15am - Kendra Moyer presents Jitsi, a Skyp...
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Today is the last day to comment on the FCC's rules on Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet, i.e. protecting net neutrality and stopping ISPs from limiting or charging extra for certain types of traffic.  Support for net neutrality is overwhelming high (95+% at last count), but adding your support helps. The easiest way for the FCC to ensure that ISPs support net neutrality is to classify them as common carriers.  That is what we do with our telephone network and it makes sure telephone...
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We will be tabling at the 25th Freedom Rally this Saturday, September 13th and Sunday, September 14th. It will be on Boston Common and both days are currently scheduled from noon to 8pm. This is our fifth year at Freedom Rally and fourth year tabling at it. We need your help to make it a success. Please fill out the form below if you want to help out. You don't have to table all day. An hour or two is great, though we would never turn you away if you want to help longer. Thanks! We...
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Today is the Internet Slowdown. We support it and urge you to do so as well. Cable companies want end net neutrality so they can slow down (and break!) your favorite sites until they fork over money to move into the fastlane. The cable companies want fatter profits for themselves. You will pay with worse service, higher prices and fewer choices. As the CEO of Etsy noted, smaller sites and companies will go out of business if net neutrality is eliminated. Competition will suffer. You can...
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During today's primary our state rep. candidates, Noelani and Joe, and their supporters will be standing out holding signs telling voters about their campaigns. They need your help, especially if you live near Somerville or Bellingham. The Noelani standout is in Davis Sq., Somerville from 5-7pm. The Guertin standout is in Bellingham. For more info you can contact their campaigns at: Noelani Kamelamela - 27th Middlesex votenoelani.org 1-617-447-0210 / 1-617-390-7206 votenoelani@gmai...
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We support the Internet Slowdown on September 10th, and urge you to do so as well. Cable companies want end net neutrality so they can slow down (and break!) your favorite sites until they fork over money to move into the fastlane. The cable companies want fatter profits for themselves. You will pay with worse service, higher prices and fewer choices. As the CEO of Etsy noted, smaller sites and companies will go out of business if net neutrality is eliminated. Competition will suffer. To...
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During the primary on Tuesday, September 9th, our state rep. candidates, Noelani and Joe, and their supporters will be standing out holding signs telling voters about their campaigns. They could use your help, especially if you live near Somerville or Bellingham. You can contact their campaigns at: Noelani Kamelamela - 27th Middlesex votenoelani.org 1-617-390-7206 votenoelani@gmail.com Joseph Guertin - 8th Worcester facebook.com/VoteGuertin joseph.guertin1@gmail.com lulzimapira...
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