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House allows ISPs to spy on you, protect yourself

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Yesterday, in a mostly partisan vote of 215 to 205, the US House of Representatives voted to roll back our online privacy protections from ISPs. This vote followed the recent Senate vote of 50 to 48 for S.J.Res. 34. The entire Massachusetts delegation voted against it, but both votes were close. ... Read more

Save the Date: June 10th, Boston LGBTQ Pride Parade

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On Saturday, June 10th, we will again march in the Boston Pride Parade. If you plan to march with us, tell us in advance. We will assemble along Boylston St. in Boston. Last year we moved up in the parade and assembled in front of the Apple Store, but past years we assembled near the Hynes Conven... Read more

Upcoming Cryptoparties

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Various cryptoparties are coming up: 3/29, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, The Sprouts, 339R Summer Street, Somerville 4/26, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, The Sprouts, 339R Summer Street, Somerville 5/21, noon-6pm, Together Boston Cryptoparty, Cambridge Read more

Cryptoparty crew will be at LibrePlanet this weekend

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The Free Software Foundation's annual conference, LibrePlanet, is this weekend and a number of Pirates will be there. The privacy activists on our cryptoparty mailing list will be teaching people how to protect their privacy at the cryptoparty table. They will be there at least noon-3pm both days... Read more

Share at PirateCon 2017

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Do you have knowledge you want to share with your fellow Pirates? Is there some issue or project you think Pirates should know about? If so sign up to present at or organize a panel for PirateCon 2017. We have at least six hours available and an hour for lightning talks. Please sign up by this Sunda... Read more

PirateCon will be at the Community Church of Boston

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PirateCon 2017, our annual conference, will be at the Community Church of Boston. It will be Saturday, April 29th. The Community Church is in Copley Square at 565 Boylston St #2, Boston. It will start at 10am and end at 6pm. If you are interested in presenting or participating in a panel, sign up... Read more

Dismiss all drug convictions made with tainted evidence

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On Monday, we joined with a coalition of 40 Massachusetts-based community, religious, advocacy, and civil rights organizations to demand that prosecutors immediately dismiss all drug convictions tainted by the Hinton and Amherst Drug Lab scandals. Everyone is entitled to a fair trial and prosecutors... Read more

PirateCon 2017 Page Is Up

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PirateCon 2017 will be Saturday, April 29th in Greater Boston. It will start at 10am and end at 6pm.  Conference details and update are at the 2017 PirateCon page. Besides holding talks on a variety of topics, we will elect our Pirate Council and three Arbitrators. Submit your nomination by A... Read more

Cryptoparties and other upcoming events

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There are a number of cryptoparties and other events are coming up over the next few months: 2/22, 6-9pm, Somerville Cryptoparty, The Sprouts, 339R Summer Street, Somerville 3/2, 10am+, Dorchester Cryptoparty, Fields Corner BPL Branch, 1520 Dorchester Avenue, Boston 3/24, 3-5pm, Annoying ... Read more

Western Mass. campaign workshop needs a new location

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We were planning to run a local campaign workship on February 25th, but the Holyoke Public Library double booked and we got bumped from our scheduled time. If you can help find a new location in the morning or afternoon on the 25th, please email us at If we cannot find a new... Read more

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