Archive by month: April 2017

Back in 2014, I wrote a blog post about my FOIA request for the CIA's intranet home page Intranet home pages are a prominent part of large organizations; people who work there are likely look at the intranet a couple of times a week -- even if only to see what the cafeteria is serving for lunch. I filed this request because I was curious about what the average CIA employee saw after logging into their computer and firing up a web browser. The CIA denied my request in full, which isn't terribly ...
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After a bit of delay, we are streaming PirateCon 2017. Audio only for now. Hopefully will have video back up after lunch.

 

This week was busy: participating in the March for Science, holding a cryptotable at the Boston Socialist Unity Conference and holding a Western Mass. campaign workshop. To finish the week, we getting ready for our annual conference this Saturday. PirateCon 2017 will be at the Community Church of Boston. The Community Church is in Copley Square at 565 Boylston St #2, Boston. The conference will start at 10am and end at 6pm. Speakers include: Grace Ross, 2006 candidate for Governor and...
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The Mass. Pirate Party weekly chat is usually every Tuesday at 9pm, Eastern time. This week we are moving it to this Thursday at 9pm.  To get on: Go to https://webchat.pirateirc.net/ Fill out the web form with the Nickname of your choice and enter #masspirates in the Channel box next to it, then click the Connect button Start typing and reading You can also connect via your IRC client at one of the servers listed at http://pirateirc.net/servers.

 

We have been working with Restore the 4th and the ACLU to get the City of Cambridge to adopt an ordinance placing city council and citizen oversight over the introduction of surveillance cameras in Cambridge.  The process has taken awhile and was in the hands of the city manager to review the proposed ordinance. That is done now. His proposals for improving transparency regarding current policies and laws governing uses of surveillance technology, and how the data is used and shared, are posi...
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Tired of having few choices on the ballot? Run for office! The Massachusetts Pirate Party will hold a campaign workshop this Tuesday, April 25th, 5-8pm.  It will be at the Holyoke Public Library Community Room, 250 Chestnut St, Holyoke. Advance registration is not required, but you can register in advance. We look forward to helping you learn how to win on election day.

 

This Saturday, April 22nd, we will be at the March for Science on Boston Common.  We want you to join us. We will meet at 2pm behind the visitor's center on Boston Common. Look for the banner. Hope you can make it.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PIRATE PARTY HOLDS 5TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE Boston, MA – April 18, 2017 – The Massachusetts Pirate Party will host PirateCon, it’s 5th annual party conference on Saturday, April 29th at the Community Church of Boston. PirateCon is a yearly event in which Massachusetts Pirate Party members come together with members of the community and other interested parties to discuss issues regarding free culture, innovation, personal privacy and transparency in the local and federal...
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We will have a Campaign Workshop on Tuesday, April 25th, 5-8pm.  It will be at the Holyoke Public Library Community Room, 250 Chestnut St, Holyoke. Please register if you plan to attend and tell others about it. We look forward to helping you learn how to win on election day.

 

Saturday, April 22nd is the March for Science on Boston Common. We will be there and want you to join us.

 
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