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Due to technical difficulties on my part, we failed to live stream our EARN IT Act Call-a-thon. I am sorry for my screw up. A big thanks to the people who waited patiently for the live stream that didn't appear. Malt and I will put together another live stream and post it here when we pick a date. In the meantime, please sign our email petition to urge Senators Warren and Markey to put a hold on the EARN IT Act. You can also call and leave a message for them at: Warren: (202) 224-4543...
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The EARN It Act threatens our right to encrypt our communications without being spied on by the government. In addition to our email petition, today we will hold a call-a-thon at noon to urge people in Massachusetts to call Senators Warren and Markey and tell them to put a hold on it. You can reach them at: Warren: (202) 224-4543 Markey: (202) 224-2742 Make the call, fill in the petition and follow us at: After you call, tell us in a comment at our email petition, blog post or our ...
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The EARN It Act threatens our right to encrypt our communications without being spied on by the government. In addition to our email petition, this Thursday, August 13th, we will hold a call-a-thon at noon to urge people in Massachusetts to call Senators Warren and Markey and tell them to put a hold on it. Warren: (202) 224-4543 Markey: (202) 224-2742 Check it out here: Base Image: Nick Youngson CC BY-SA 3.0 Alpha Stock Images Found at: https://www.picpedia.org/highway-signs/c/comm...
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Pirates Malt, Steve and James chat about the latest news including: Steve's fun with requesting an mail ballot. Reminder: August 26 is the deadline for the State Primary, but send your request in today! Get a vote by mail application; The latest news on the EARN IT Act and our upcoming call-a-thon this Thursday, noon-1pm EDT: Sign our petition and email them;Our latest post; Call Warren at (202) 224-4543 and Markey at (202) 224-2742. Leave a message;Google's new "feature" that spies on ...
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Recently, the Boston City Council voted 13-0 to pass a ban face surveillance by all city departments. The mayor approved the ordinance as well. Yesterday, the Easthampton city council also voted unanimously to ban city use of face surveillance technology. Thanks to everyone who helped get these bans passed and to the Mass. ACLU and Restore the 4th for their consistent advocacy for a ban on face surveillance. While you are here, today the Senate Judiciary Committee will v...
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This Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on the EARN IT Act. As we noted in the past, it is FOSTA/SESTA on steroids and is plainly aimed at silencing our 1st Amendment rights on-line. Attorney General Barr, no fan of our right to privacy, would use this new power to ban end-to-end encryption and ensure that platforms that use end-to-end encryption, such as Signal and WhatsApp, are wiretap ready. Neither Senators Warren and Markey are on the Judiciary Commit...
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Today at 3pm, Boston City Council's Committee on Government Operations will discuss a proposed ordinance to ban face surveillance in Boston. The hearing will be by Zoom meeting and the public may watch this meeting via live stream at boston.gov/city-council-tv. It is too late to address the committee, but you can still provide written testimony. Details below. The ACLU put together a toolkit for activists that includes model testimony. There are also public education resources available at ...
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The police repression and violence against Black Lives Matter protesters and innocent bystanders over the last two weeks is abhorrent. The people have a fundamental right to express their outrage at and opposition to the police killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and so many others. The right of people to express their First Amendment right to free speech is not limited by time or place. Pepper spray, tear gas and rubber bullets are not the only tools police use to oppress us. Increasing...
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The EARN IT Act would gut Communications Decency Act Section 230, which protects free speech online. Section 230 requires you be held responsible for what you say, not the website or platform where you said it. As more and more speech is corralled into the tech giants walled gardens, it ensures that we have the freedom to express ourselves. As the EFF notes: "EARN IT would establish a “National Commission on Online Child Exploitation Prevention.” This Commission would include the Chairman...
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Pirates Joe, Steve and James talk about the latest current events including Arlington's efforts to run its upcoming election by mail in ballot, PATRIOT Act renewal and Massachusetts' phased reopening from the COVID-19 less than lockdown. Digitally sign to get the Ranked Choice Voting initiative on the November ballot Donate your used computer Donate to your local food bank

 

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