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Cyptoparties Saturday & Wednesday

On Saturday, the 24th, 11am-1pm, several computer privacy/security activists will show how you can protect your privacy on-line.  It will be at the South Boston Boston Public Library Branch, 646 East Broadway. The monthly Somerville Cryptoparty will be Wednesday, the 28th, from 6pm-9pm. It will l... Read more

Hearings Today & Tuesday on asset forfeitures, stingrays, drones and police in schools

Got word from our friends at Digital 4th that there will be a mammoth Judiciary Committee hearing at the State House at 1pm, including hearings on several key bills of interest to Pirates. Here is the hearing announcement: https://malegislature.gov/Events/Hearings/Detail/2634. The hearing will co... 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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