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Senate kills wiretap expansion budget amendments bills

Thanks to your calls and emails and those of many others, the Massachusetts Senate killed all three wiretap expansion bills some senators were trying to sneak in the budget.  We'll be on the look out for a similar measure in the House, but for now we can rejoice. Read more

Senators sneaking state surveillance power expansion in budget. Tell them no!

Massachusetts Senators are trying to sneak into the budget unprecedented new state surveillance powers for prosecutors.  We stopped them in November, and we need to do so again. Prosecutors in Massachusetts have greater access to sensitive information about us than ever before, often without a wa... Read more

Monday, Help Rein In MA Fusion Centers

On Monday, February 26th, we will join Digital Fourth volunteers in advocating for Senate President Harriette Chandler's "Fundamental Freedoms Act", which prohibits police registries on the basis of religion, and also would implement transparency and accountability reforms for Massachusetts' three f... Read more

Upcoming Cryptoparties

The Somerville Cryptoparty is the last Wednesday of every month and will take place in February and March at The Sprouts, 339 Summer St., Somerville. The February cryptoparty will focus on digital security 101. We are also looking at holding two additional cryptoparties in March. One will be in W... Read more

Section 702 renewal up for vote now, call your US Reps.

Section 702 is a surveillance authority passed in 2008 as part of the FISA Amendments Act. It is used to justify the NSA's warrantless collection of our emails and other on-line communications. Section 702 has to be renewed every few years, but it wasn't renewed at the end of 2017 and expired.  Win ... Read more

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