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Wednesday: Cambridge surveillance transparency ordinance needs your help

This Wednesday, the 18th, starting at 6:30pm, the Cambridge Public Safety Committee will hold a hearing on a local ordinance to require a transparent and democratic process before police can purchase new surveillance equipment. Community input and transparency are critical to ensure new technologies... Read more

Thanks for the picnic and treasure hunt

A big thanks to everyone who attended our pirate picnic and surveillance camera treasure hunt in downtown Boston, especially to Joe, Sam, Steve and Matt for providing such tasty food.             The picnic went well and the Boston Pirates made ... Read more

Find all of downtown Boston’s surveillance cameras this Saturday

This Saturday, the 26th, we are going to map all of the CCTV surveillance cameras in downtown Boston. We will start at 11am and meet next to the Brewer Fountain on Boston Common between the Fountain and the State House and the 54th Regiment Memorial. It is very close to the Park Street MBTA stop.... Read more

Surveillance Camera Mapping Picnic moved to August 26th

In light of the horrific events in Charlottesville and the upcoming rallies on Boston Common, we are moving our surveillance camera mapping picnic to Saturday, August 26th. We hope you all will join us then for a fun time talking with other Pirates and identifying where the downtown Boston's su... Read more

August 19th: Surveillance Camera Mapping Picnic

We have mapped surveillance cameras in many cities and towns, but downtown Boston remains little explored. To fix that, our surveillance camera mapping picnic will be Saturday, August 19th. We will meet near the Visitor Center on Boston Common (139 Tremont St) starting at noon. The schedule is:... Read more

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