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Community MeshNet Hardware Hackathon Saturday

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 h... Read more

Wednesday: Help build a community ISP!

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.  I... Read more

Continue the struggle for Net Neutrality: Build a community ISP!

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 b... Read more

SESTA halted, but the fight isn’t over

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. ... Read more

Protect the open web today

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 comme... Read more

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