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Trump signed an executive order telling the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to gut Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and setup the FCC as the speech police. Section 230 requires speakers be held responsible for what they say, not the website or platform where they said it. As more and more speech is corralled into the tech giants walled gardens, it ensures that we have the freedom to express ourselves on-line. The FCC has to have a public comment period on this executi...
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James, Steve and Joe come back from a week long hiatus to talk about the latest current events and pirate happenings, including: Dutch hackers got into Trump's Twitter account in October 2016;A reminder to encrypt your email and how to do it;Update on our computer donation drive;Help choose the date for our party conference;Register for the October 17th Worcester surveillance camera mapping meetup;Using Go Map!! on the iPhone;More tips for mapping cameras; Surveillance camera map.

 

After reviewing the previous survey results, and deciding to hold the conference over a weekend, we chose a range of dates in November and December for the party conference. We need your help choosing the official date. We have one last survey to choose the final date. Please submit your entry by Friday, September 25th.

 

Our first surveillance camera mapping outing of the Fall is today, Saturday, September 12th, 11am to 3pm in Boston. We will meet near the Brewer Fountain on the Boston Common on the side in front of the State House. The schedule is: 11am-noon: training;noon-2:00pm: map cameras;2:00pm-3:00pm: come back and debrief. We encourage everyone to a wear mask and socially distance. It is ok if you cannot stay the whole time. Help for as long as you are able. We will have another on Saturday, Oc...
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This Saturday, September 12th, we map surveillance cameras in Boston. This effort will increase the number of cameras we have mapped already. We have mapped the largest number of cameras of any state in the US, but there are so many more we don’t know about. Please register on-line if you want to attend. We will be outdoors on Boston Common from 11am to 3pm. We encourage everyone to a wear mask and socially distance. We will also meet in Worcester on Saturday, October 17th, from 11am t...
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Because of it is Labor Day Weekend, we won't record Pirate News tonight. Instead, here are the videos we took of last week's Free The Vaccine protest in Cambridge. Join us this Saturday, the 12th, to map surveillance cameras in Boston.

 

Pirates Steve, Malt and Joe talk about what is going on in Kenosha, WI and Portland, OR including Black Lives Matter protests and police and white supremacist violence.

 

This Fall, we will have two surveillance camera mapping outings to increase the number of cameras we have mapped already. We have mapped the largest number of cameras of any state in the US, but there are so many more we don’t know about. The events are: Saturday, September 12th, 11am to 3pm in Boston – Register;Saturday, October 17th, 11am to 3pm in Worcester – Register. Both events will be outdoors. We encourage everyone to a wear mask and socially distance...
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We are planning our Fall 2020 party conference. We need your input to make it successful. Should it be all virtual? How long it should be? What topics should we cover? We want your help planning it. Fill out the survey before midnight tonight. Many thanks if you have already filled it out.

 

Our next virtual tech meetup will be Saturday, August 29th. It will start at 11am and end at 1pm. Please register in advance. We will send registrants an email reminder before the meeting with the link to video chat service we are using.

 

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