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Saturday, March for Accessible, Secure & Open Internet Standards

We're now in the final showdown phase of the fight to keep Digital Rights Management (DRM) out of HTML and Web standards. All approval of the DRM standard has been granted *except* the crucial final stamp from Tim Berners-Lee, the Web's inventor. He's taking forever to make the decision, because the... Read more

Tonight: Speak for Cambridge surveillance oversight

We have been working with Restore the 4th and the ACLU to get the City of Cambridge to adopt an ordinance placing city council and citizen oversight over the introduction of surveillance cameras in Cambridge.  The process has taken awhile and was in the hands of the city manager to review the propos... Read more

Wednesday: Your Voice Needed at Autonomous Vehicles Legislative Hearing

The Massachusetts Legislature's Joint Committee on Transportation will have a public hearing on autonomous vehicles.  They will be taking testimony on a bunch of bills. Of interest for Pirates is S.1945, which has the strongest provisions relating to privacy and security. The hearing is at 3pm th... Read more

Friday: Digital Privacy at the Border Workshop

We are helping the International Scholars Working Group (part of the Harvard Graduate Union) organize a privacy workshop this Friday 6-8pm at Lamont Forum Room, Lamont Library in Harvard Yard (the corner of Quincy & Harvard St), Cambridge. The privacy workshop is geared towards the needs of i... Read more

House allows ISPs to spy on you, protect yourself

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

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