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Digital Security 101 Workshop, This Sunday, 1-3:30pm

Concerned about your privacy on-line or the security of your computer or phone? Not sure where to start? Come to a Digital Security 101 Workshop this Sunday, Feb. 5th, 1pm to 3:30pm at the Somerville Public Library, 79 Highland Ave. The 88 Lechmere/Clarendon Hill and 90 Sullivan/Davis buses st... Read more

Somerville Sanctuary City Rally and Cryptoparty This Weekend

Two events this weekend that Pirates will be at or are organizing: Somerville Sanctuary City Rally on Saturday from 10am to noon at Somerville High School, 81 Highland Ave. Digital Security 101 Workshop on Sunday 1pm to 3:30pm at the Somerville Public Library, 79 Highland Ave. The 88 Lech... Read more

You stopped BPD’s social media spying plans

Thanks to everyone who joined us in opposing the the Boston Police Department's plans to spend $1.4 million to spy on Bostonians' social media use. The BPD recently announced that they are scrapping those plans. For now. We will keep our eyes on the BPD and other Massachusetts police departmen... Read more

It took seven legislators

Seven legislators is all it took to delay selling cannabis legally in Massachusetts.  The voters agreed that one year is enough to figure out the regulations for cannabis stores. But less than two handfuls of legislators decided to delay the inevitable for six more months. Their excuse is that th... Read more

Tell Boston to shut down the BPD’s social media spying program

We join 20 civil rights, civil liberties, religious, and community organizations in calling on Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Police Commissioner William Evans to drop their plan to spend $1.4 million on high-tech social media surveillance software. "We need money for community wellness, not survei... Read more

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IRC Meetings Tuesday Night

The Mass. Pirate Party weekly chat is every Tuesday at 9pm, Eastern time. To get on:

  1. Go to https://webchat.pirateirc.net/
  2. Fill out the web form with the Nickname of your choice and enter #masspirates in the Channel box next to it, then click the Connect button
  3. Start typing and reading

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