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Candidate Workshops: Worcester Saturday and Somerville 3/3

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2018 is here and with that comes town, state, and federal elections. Massachusetts elections are often uncontested. About 60% of state legislators do not have a single opponent. You can change that and it doesn't take a fortune to run, you don't need an army of volunteers, and the work you do can... Read more

Monday, Help Rein In MA Fusion Centers

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On Monday, February 26th, we will join Digital Fourth volunteers in advocating for Senate President Harriette Chandler's "Fundamental Freedoms Act", which prohibits police registries on the basis of religion, and also would implement transparency and accountability reforms for Massachusetts' three f... Read more

Somerville Cryptoparty in 7 days

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The Somerville Cryptoparty is a week away on February 28th. It will focus on digital security and is a good introduction to the topic. It will be at the Sprouts, 339R Summer St. an easy walk from Davis Sq., Somerville. It goes from 6pm to 9pm and is in the garage in the back. The Somerville Cryptopa... Read more

Candidate Workshops: Worcester 2/24 and Somerville 3/3

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2018 is here and with that comes town, state, and federal elections. Massachusetts elections are often uncontested. About 60% of state legislators do not have a single opponent. You can change that and it doesn't take a fortune to run, you don't need an army of volunteers, and the work you do can... Read more

Upcoming Cryptoparties

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The Somerville Cryptoparty is the last Wednesday of every month and will take place in February and March at The Sprouts, 339 Summer St., Somerville. The February cryptoparty will focus on digital security 101. We are also looking at holding two additional cryptoparties in March. One will be in W... Read more

Candidate Workshop, February 24th

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2018 is here and with that comes town, state, and federal elections. Massachusetts elections are often uncontested. About 60% of state legislators do not have a single opponent. You can change that and it doesn't take a fortune to run, you don't need an army of volunteers, and the work you do can... Read more

Saturday, Community Meshnet Workshop

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Concerned about Net Neutrality? Don't want ISPs selling who you communicate with to the highest bidder? Want an ISP that meets your needs? Then come to the Community Meshnet Workshop this Saturday, February 10th, from 1-4pm at the Somerville Public Library, 79 Highland Ave, Somerville.  Community... Read more

Wednesday: Help build a community ISP!

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Community mesh networks such as NYC Mesh, Guifi.net in Spain and Freifunk in Germany have already shown we can build a community ISP. This Wednesday, 1/31, during the Somerville Cryptoparty, is a discussion on how we can move forward with developing a community mesh network in the Boston area.  I... Read more

Continue the struggle for Net Neutrality: Build a community ISP!

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The FCC has changed the rules to end net neutrality. The fight continues in Congress and the courts. Thankfully the Massachusetts delegation supports net neutrality and there are state and national groups bringing court challenges. You can even get an app to see whether your internet connection is b... Read more

Today: Stop renewal of warrantless email collection

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Section 702 is a surveillance authority passed in 2008 as part of the FISA Amendments Act. It is used to justify the NSA's warrantless collection of our emails and other on-line communications. Section 702 has to be renewed every few years. Thankfully, Section 702 expires at the end of this year.... Read more

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Candidate Workshops: Worcester 2/24 & Somerville 3/3

Candidate Workshops: Worcester 2/24 & Somerville 3/3

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