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Monthly archive: February 2019

Mass Mesh Network Meeting Tuesday

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The next Mass. Mesh Net weekly tech meetup is this Tuesday, 7-9pm. It will be at Industry Lab, 288 Norfolk St, Cambridge. You can find them at including instructions for how to setup a mesh router. They have four different off the shelf types you can purchase and setup at their wiki.

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News you might have missed

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We keep up with the latest news on privacy, surveillance, DRM and government corporate subsidies among many topics. Below are some of the articles we found. You can follow us on Twitter to see the latest news we find. Online Piracy Can Be Good for Business, Researchers Find YouTube Strikes Now Being Used as Scammers’ Extortion Tool Why Gatehouse’s Boston ‘Megacluster’ is a threat to democracy One Of The Biggest At-Home DNA Testing Companies Is Working With The FBI Hollywood’s Kinder, Gentler DRM Didn’t Even Last A Decade… And Is Still Screwing Over Movie Fans Multi/Two-Factor Authentication (MFA/2FA) can be phished so always be wary of sites that ask for your credentials After $4.1 billion subsidy, Foxconn cancels plan to build Wisconsin “factory,” now proposing a small R&D facility Latest from Pirate Party MEP Julia Reda: Article 13 is back on – and it got worse, not better FBI investigated civil rights group as ‘terrorism’ threat and viewed KKK as victims

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Please Sign the Moratorium on Boston Sex Worker Arrests

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Sex workers cannot turn to police if threatened or attacked. We have created a petition to tell Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross to implement a moratorium on arrests of Boston sex workers. We have 123 signatures and would appreciate your signature and your help in sharing it. Thank you!

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Monthly Pirate meetups coming to you

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We are starting monthly Pirate meetups this month. The first will be in the Boston-area. March’s meetup will be in Lowell. April’s will be in Worcester. We will discuss our plans for 2019, work on our platform for the 2020 elections and teach people how to run for office and protect their privacy.  If you want to help with an upcoming meetup or organize one in your region, send us an email. Thanks!

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Holyoke Meetup June 22nd

Holyoke Pirate Meetup

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)

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