Archive by month: September 2015

There are a number of bills we considering supporting or opposing, and what your opinions on them.  If you know of any bills we should support or oppose, please post them in the comments below. Bills to support The first two bills in the support bucket were put forth by our friends at the Massachusetts chapter of the Digital Fourth due to the hard work of Alex Marthews, Harvard Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and others.  Disclosure: I helped a bit. H.2169 - An Act assuring munici...
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The Kilton Public Library in Lebanon, New Hampshire started running a Tor exit node in July as a pilot project by the Library Freedom Project to bring Tor nodes to public libraries.  Recently they took down the Tor exit node after a visit by local police notified by the Department of Homeland Security. We join with the Library Freedom Project, Massachusetts ACLU, EFF and others in condemning this action by the Department of Homeland Security to censor free speech.  They are spot on when they ...
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3D printers are useful devices, and I've seen people make some extremely cool things with them. Today, I read about a 3D printer creation that's so incredibly awesome, I'm just bursting at the seams to share the news. But I need to give some background information first. If you've done any traveling during the last few years, you've undoubtedly seen a TSA lock. These are standard run-of-the-mill luggage locks, with one special (anti-)feature: they're designed to be opened with a special TSA "...
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Besides our weekly IRC meetings, and out IRC channel, we discuss our plans on a number of email lists.  If you want to help out, these are the best places to get involved: Activists - Our main list for discussion and sharing ideas. Welcoming - List for the Welcoming Committee. The purpose of the Welcoming & Outreach committee is to welcome new members and oversee our efforts to expand the number of members. Democracy - List for the Democracy and Dogfood Committee. The purpose of the ...
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The August 26th cryptoparty in Somerville was a success.  Lotsa folks turned out to learn how to install and use I2P and other tools to protect their privacy on-line.  Thanks to Halley for organizing it and Parts & Crafts for hosting. The next Somerville cryptoparty will be Wednesday, September 30th. It will be from 6-9pm at Parts and Crafts, 577 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143. It will be on Mesh networking with cjdns. It will also have key signing and there will be people who ar...
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We have been working with the Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL) to create a system to help people who have been foreclosed on illegally challenge their foreclosure. Bill S.1981 would reduce the time people have to challenge the legality of their foreclosure from 20 years to just one year. Please follow MAAPL's script below and tell your state senator to oppose this bill today. Thanks! Your voice gets results! Call your state Senator. Ask them to oppose S1981: It doesn’t c...
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