The Party of Open: Open Government, Open Culture, Open Innovation & People First

Information Security and Organizing Training, Thursday, July 20, Boston

If you haven’t already submitted your comments on the FCC’s reevaluation of their Net Neutrality ruling, please submit them today as it is the last day to do so.

This Thursday, join activists from Cryptoparty Boston for a hands-on workshop to learn about encryption tools and how we can protect our privacy against the surveillance state and other intrusive forces. We’ll “hang out” with computers and try to get rid of the fear that the panopticon (the “all-seeing eye” of the state) wants us to live under. Bring your questions, laptops, phones and devices and together we will help set you up with various tools to encrypt your communication an be anonymous on the internet. Topics we can cover: PGP email encryption, Tor browser, Tails, secure text messaging/ chats/ video calls, key signing, mesh networking, how to install linux onto your computer… and more!

They’ll have refreshments at 6:30PM. Bring yourself + a friend and questions about “what do I download?” and “what’s a public key?” Join us, learn stuff, and next time, you can be a “crypto angel” by teaching a new person something too.

  • When: July 20, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00PM
  • Where: Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Pl Suite 2a, Boston, MA 02108
  • Register or learn more: &
  • Registration Fee:$10 (optional). No one turned away for lack of funds.
If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.

Commenting this article is not (or no longer) possible.

Further information

Join Our Mailing List

Sign the Moratorium on Boston Sex Worker Arrests Petition

Sign the Moratorium on Boston Sex Worker Arrests Petition

Help Build the Pirate Party

Help organize a local Pirate chapter

IRC Meetings Wednesday Night

The Mass. Pirate Party weekly chat is every Wednesday at 9pm, Eastern time. To get on:

  1. Go to
  2. 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
  3. Start typing and reading

You can also connect via your IRC client at one of the servers listed at

Contact us

call / txt: (617) 863-6277 (MAPP)

Pirate Gear

Keep in Touch

Sign up for the Mass Pirates Newsletter.