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Monthly archive: April 2018

2018 Pirate Conference Survey

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It is time to plan our party conference. We would appreciate your feedback on how we should structure the next conference, when and where it should be, etc. Please fill out our survey.

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Community MeshNet Hardware Hackathon Saturday

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Mass. MeshNet will hold a hardware hackathon this Saturday, April 28th, 1-3pm. It will be at Industry Lab, 288 Norfolk St, Cambridge. There will be another hackathon on May 12th at Industry Lab. The next General Meeting will be Thursday. June 7th, 6pm also at Industry Lab.  There may be another hackathon during the week between May 12th and the General Meeting on June 7th. If you want to help out, please join the massmeshnet@lists.riseup.net discussion list. You can sign up at https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/massmeshnet. The site is https://massmesh.org/ and will be updated soon.

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Somerville Cryptoparty is Today

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The Somerville Cryptoparty is today, April 25th. It starts at 6pm and ends by 9pm. It will be at The Sprouts, 339R Summer Street, Somerville. On May 9th at 6:30pm the Museum of Science will host A Crash Course in Digital Hygiene. It is free, but you need to get tickets. Registration for non-members starts on April 25th. Register or find out more at https://mos.org/public-events/cryptoparty. More info about upcoming cryptoparties and the cryptoparty email list are at https://www.cryptoparty.in/boston.

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Pirate News Don’t Fear the Dark Web Video Up

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We posted our latest Pirate News video: Don’t Fear the Dark Web. We talk about fears of the Dark Web and why you should use tools like VPNs, Tor, I2P and FreeNet to protect your privacy. We also mention upcoming cryptoparties: The Somerville Cryptoparty is the last Wednesday of the month. The next one is April 25th. It starts at 6pm and ends by 9pm. It will be at The Sprouts, 339R Summer Street, Somerville. On May 9th at 6:30pm the Museum of Science will host A Crash Course in Digital Hygiene. It is free, but you need to get tickets. Registration for non-members starts on April 25th. Register or find out more at https://mos.org/public-events/cryptoparty. More info about upcoming cryptoparties and the cryptoparty email list are at https://www.cryptoparty.in/boston. Links we mention: Our video on protecting yourself from the Equifax hack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnDMFk7iGGE Tor Project: https://torproject.org/ I2P: https://geti2p.net/ FreeNet Project: https://freenetproject.org/ Experian’s Dark Web commercial: https://youtu.be/vTBnOhMpowM

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Protect yourself from the Equifax Hack

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Equifax was hacked and lost information, including social security numbers, contact information and driver’s license details, for 148 million customers, most in the United States. In our video, Massachusetts Pirate Party quartermaster Joseph Onoroski outlines steps you can take to freeze your credit and protect yourself. We have also posted a PDF with these details as well as information on protecting your privacy on-line.

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

  1. Go to https://webchat.pirateirc.net/
  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
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