Archive by year: 2019

Our next tech meeting is this Sunday, December 8th from 11am to 1:00pm. It will be at Diesel Cafe in Davis Sq., Somerville.  We're working on: finding a discussion/voting system;finding a way to better stream audio and video from our events, especially via P2P tools;updating CCTV camera map data to include older cameras outside North America we didn't include;writing an mobile app to record the location/ownership of CCTV cameras;whatever else we think up. We are open to sug...
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We are advocating for a moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology in Massachusetts and the recent hearing at the state house demonstrated that there is a lot of support for it. However, efforts to adopt this technology by police often goes unnoticed or is hidden from public view.  Thankfully, MuckRock and Open the Government have setup a system to use FOIA requests to find out whether police are using facial recognition technology and how. Only four requests have been filed in M...
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Due to personal reasons, I canceled the Holyoke Pirate Meetup we scheduled for this Sunday, November 24th at the Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut Street. Hopefully, we will schedule another one in the Spring. If you want to help with an upcoming meetup or organize one in your region, send us an email.

 

This weekend's Boston Anarchist Bookfair will not be at Boston University. Instead, the schedule is: Booksellers and Vendor Tables, Saturday, November 9
The Democracy Center, 45 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA
Noon-6:00pm

Workshops, Sunday, November 10
Makeshift Boston, 549 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA
10:30am-6:00pm Space is limited at either location. Unfortunately we will not have a table with MassMesh on Saturday. We wish everyone at the book fair well and encour...
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The Holyoke Meetup will be Sunday, Nov. 24th, 11:00am-3:30pm at the Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut Street, Holyoke, MA 01040. We'll work on our platform and organizing in Western Massachusetts and teach attendees how to protect their privacy. Email us if you plan to attend or want to help.

 

City elections are this Tuesday. While we haven't endorsed any candidates, here are a few candidates we have worked with in the past who deserve your consideration: Cambridge Ilan Levy (https://www.vote1ilan.net/) is running for Cambridge City Council. He helped get MassMesh setup. He pledges to: Place people and environment before money.Demand accountability and transparency of elected officials, the City administration and its processes.Work to reinvent our local Democracy to better ...
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We'll share a table with MassMesh at the Boston Anarchist Bookfair on Nov. 9-10. We'll be there talking about the Pirate Party, building a community controlled mesh network and protecting your privacy. It will be at Boston University at the George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. Email us if you want to help.

 

Our next tech meeting is this Saturday, November 2nd from 11am to 1:00pm. It will be at Encuentro 5, 9A Hamilton Place, Boston.  We're working on: finding a discussion/voting system;finding a way to better stream audio and video from our events, especially via P2P tools;updating CCTV camera map data to include older cameras outside North America we didn't include;writing an mobile app to record the location/ownership of CCTV cameras;whatever else we think up. We are open to...
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Our next tech meeting will be Saturday, November 2nd from 11am to 1:00pm. It will be at Encuentro 5, 9A Hamilton Place, Boston.  We're working on: finding a discussion/voting system;finding a way to better stream audio and video from our events, especially via P2P tools;updating CCTV camera map data to include older cameras outside North America we didn't include;writing an mobile app to record the location/ownership of CCTV cameras;whatev...
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Today at 6pm the Brookline's Advisory Committee is holding a meeting of its Public Safety Subcommittee to consider its recommendation on regulating law enforcement use of facial recognition technology in Brookline. The public is invited to attend and participate.  If this recommendation passes, Brookline could be the next municipality in Massachusetts to ban or limit governmental use of facial recognition technology. The meeting starts at 6pm and is scheduled to end at...
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