Archive by month: August 2017

You have until midnight tonight to tell the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) not to destroy net neutrality and the open Internet. The current FCC wants to give big cable companies control over what we see and do online. If they get their way, they’ll allow widespread throttling, blocking, censorship, and extra fees. If you believe, as we do, that corporations should not be able to slow down or block websites, raise fees so some users can pay to get faster access, or allow their own serv...
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Freedom Rally is September 15-17, and we will have a table there. This is an important event for civil liberties, and for ending the war on drugs.  It’s also really festive, and a great opportunity for outreach. We are changing how we approach Freedom Rally and our space will be used as an outdoor cryptoparty. We are looking for volunteers, particularly for pirates willing to show people how to protect their privacy on-line. We plan to have power and a network. The hours are noon to 8pm on...
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The monthly Somerville Cryptoparty is this Wednesday, the 30th, from 6pm-9pm. It will be at Sprout & Co, 339R Summer St, Somerville. The closest MBTA stop is Davis Sq. The building is in the rear of the driveway. To find out about upcoming cryptoparties, visit https://www.cryptoparty.in/boston. If you want to help, share ideas or ask advice, please sign up to the cryptoparty mailing list.

 

A big thanks to everyone who attended our pirate picnic and surveillance camera treasure hunt in downtown Boston, especially to Joe, Sam, Steve and Matt for providing such tasty food.             The picnic went well and the Boston Pirates made a tasty pie:                 Eight people went out in three teams to map surveillance cameras. Here are some of the cameras we ma...
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This Saturday, the 26th, we are going to map all of the CCTV surveillance cameras in downtown Boston. We will start at 11am and meet next to the Brewer Fountain on Boston Common between the Fountain and the State House and the 54th Regiment Memorial. It is very close to the Park Street MBTA stop. We hope you will join us then for a fun time talking with other anti-surveillance activists and identifying where the downtown Boston's surveillance cameras are. The schedule is: 11am-noon...
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We are horrified and saddened by the attacks on nonviolent protesters in Charlottesville. The videos of white supremacist marchers attacking protesters who engaged in nonviolent civil disobedience or beat innocent protesters are horrible and show how bankrupt their ideas are. James Alex Fields Jr.'s car attack on peaceful protesters which resulted in the death of Heather Heyer and the injury of over 19 others is particularly appalling. We stand with those who oppose white supremacy. Pirate...
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In light of the horrific events in Charlottesville and the upcoming rallies on Boston Common, we are moving our surveillance camera mapping picnic to Saturday, August 26th. We hope you all will join us then for a fun time talking with other Pirates and identifying where the downtown Boston's surveillance cameras are. We will meet near the Visitor Center on Boston Common (139 Tremont St) starting at 11am. The schedule is: 11am-noon: food and training; noon-2:00pm: map cameras; ...
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