The next Mass. Mesh Net weekly tech meetup is tonight, 7-9pm. It will be at Industry Lab, 288 Norfolk St, Cambridge. You can find them at https://massmesh.org/ including instructions for how to setup a mesh router. They have four different off the shelf types you can purchase and setup at their wiki.

 

The next Mass. Mesh Net weekly tech meetup is this Tuesday, 7-9pm. It will be at Industry Lab, 288 Norfolk St, Cambridge. You can find them at https://massmesh.org/ including instructions for how to setup a mesh router. They have four different off the shelf types you can purchase and setup at their wiki.

 

The first Mass. Mesh Net weekly tech meetup of 2019 is this Tuesday, 7-9pm. It will be at Industry Lab, 288 Norfolk St, Cambridge. You can find them at https://massmesh.org/ including instructions for how to setup a mesh router.

 

The last Mass. Mesh Net weekly tech meetup of 2018 is this Tuesday, 7-9pm. It will be an end of year party at Industry Lab, 288 Norfolk St, Cambridge. The first meeting of 2019 will be January 8th. Feel free to bring food or drinks. The Massachusetts Mesh Network is building a net neutral, community alternative to internet service providers that cares about your privacy. You can find them at https://massmesh.org/.

 

The Mass Mesh Net folks have come down from their euphoria at what a success the Freedom Rally network was.  Pirate Will, Stephen and Pirate Peter put in so much time to keep the network humming along and tell people about what MassMesh and the Pirate Party are doing.  Thanks to Molly from the FSF for coming by with some Day Against DRM flyers. Mass Mesh didn't log regular network statistics (that is something they plan to improve on), but it looks like they had hundreds of people use the net...
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Mass. MeshNet will hold a hardware hackathon this Saturday, April 28th, 1-3pm. It will be at Industry Lab, 288 Norfolk St, Cambridge. There will be another hackathon on May 12th at Industry Lab. The next General Meeting will be Thursday. June 7th, 6pm also at Industry Lab.  There may be another hackathon during the week between May 12th and the General Meeting on June 7th. If you want to help out, please join the massmeshnet@lists.riseup.net discussion list. You can sign up at https://list...
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Community mesh networks such as NYC Mesh, Guifi.net in Spain and Freifunk in Germany have already shown we can build a community ISP. This Wednesday, 1/31, during the Somerville Cryptoparty, is a discussion on how we can move forward with developing a community mesh network in the Boston area.  It will be from 6-9pm at The Sprouts, 339R Summer Street, Somerville. The Sprouts is in the garage in the back of the drive way. Unfortunately, it is not wheelchair accessible. On Saturday, February...
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The FCC has changed the rules to end net neutrality. The fight continues in Congress and the courts. Thankfully the Massachusetts delegation supports net neutrality and there are state and national groups bringing court challenges. You can even get an app to see whether your internet connection is being throttled or censored. Most people have few if any choices for their ISP and they seldom can choose an ISP which is pro-net neutrality. Additionally, because of the lack of competition, ISPs a...
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Yesterday, the Senate Commerce Committee voted SESTA (S.1693) out of Committee. SESTA would partially repeal section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA230) in the case of sex trafficking. CDA230 is what prevents Internet service providers from being sued by what people post on their sites. SESTA would upend CDS230 by making sites liable for the what users post on them or how they use the service. It would allow sites to be sued or even face criminal charges for facilitating, a vague ...
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The US Senate is working on S.1693 SESTA -- the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act. This bill would repeal section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA230). CDA230 is the reason we have user shared content on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and many other sites. It is also what protects the comment sections of our site and all others on the Internet. CDA230 says that Internet sites are not legally liable for user posted content or comments. It does encourage sites to moderate themselves (and ...
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