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Wiretapping Amendments are finally dead

Late last night the Massachusetts House voted down or had withdrawn the three amendments that would have expanded our wiretapping laws dramatically. Against pressure from the Governor, the AG, all the DAs' offices, and the police unions, we, the ACLU of Massachusetts, Restore the Fourth Massachuset... Read more

Today: Tell the House not to expand Commonwealth’s wiretapping laws

Now that the Massachusetts Senate has finished its omnibus criminal justice reform package, the Massachusetts House is working on its version (H. 4011). While we convinced the Senate to oppose the wiretap amendments, 22 to 14, now the House will have a go.  Three amendments (#53, #115 and #174) woul... Read more

Thanks to the Boston Anarchist Bookfair 2017

Thanks to the folks who made the Boston Anarchist Bookfair possible this year whether the organizers, speakers, vendors or participants.  We look forward to the 2018 bookfair. A big thanks to the Steve, Ben, Matt and Andrew for answering questions at our table and for the great cryptoparty talk S... Read more

Boston Anarchist Bookfair this weekend

The Boston Anarchist Bookfair this weekend and we will be there. We will have a cryptotable both days and will be helping the Boston Cryptoparty folks with a Digital Security 101 Workshop on Saturday, 5-6:30pm on the Third floor in Room 322. Restore the Fourth has organized a talk on Saturday mor... Read more

We killed the wiretapping expansion

Early this morning, the Massachusetts Senate voted 22 to 14 to kill amendment 87 that would have expanded our wiretapping laws dramatically. Thankfully, a related amendment (#24) was withdrawn. Against pressure from the Governor, the AG, all the DAs' offices, and the police unions, we, the ACLU o... Read more

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