Our next tech meeting is this Sunday, December 8th from 11am to 1:00pm. It will be at Diesel Cafe in Davis Sq., Somerville.  We're working on: finding a discussion/voting system;finding a way to better stream audio and video from our events, especially via P2P tools;updating CCTV camera map data to include older cameras outside North America we didn't include;writing an mobile app to record the location/ownership of CCTV cameras;whatever else we think up. We are open to sug...
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Due to personal reasons, I canceled the Holyoke Pirate Meetup we scheduled for this Sunday, November 24th at the Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut Street. Hopefully, we will schedule another one in the Spring. If you want to help with an upcoming meetup or organize one in your region, send us an email.

 

This weekend's Boston Anarchist Bookfair will not be at Boston University. Instead, the schedule is: Booksellers and Vendor Tables, Saturday, November 9
The Democracy Center, 45 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA
Noon-6:00pm

Workshops, Sunday, November 10
Makeshift Boston, 549 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA
10:30am-6:00pm Space is limited at either location. Unfortunately we will not have a table with MassMesh on Saturday. We wish everyone at the book fair well and encour...
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The Holyoke Meetup will be Sunday, Nov. 24th, 11:00am-3:30pm at the Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut Street, Holyoke, MA 01040. We'll work on our platform and organizing in Western Massachusetts and teach attendees how to protect their privacy. Email us if you plan to attend or want to help.

 

We'll share a table with MassMesh at the Boston Anarchist Bookfair on Nov. 9-10. We'll be there talking about the Pirate Party, building a community controlled mesh network and protecting your privacy. It will be at Boston University at the George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. Email us if you want to help.

 

Quick reminder that today is the State & Local Facial Recognition Tech Moratorium (S.1385 & H.1538) hearing before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary. That hearing will start at 1pm, and will be in Room A-1 at the State House, 24 Beacon Street, Boston. It is vital to have as many Pirates attend the hearing as possible. Even if you choose not to testify in person, your presence there will demonstrate to the committee that we need a facial recognition tech moratorium. The ACLU will h...
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Thanks to everyone who came out to the Digital Right to Repair (S.107 & H.218) hearing at the State House and to the organizers and people who gave testimony.  The committee asked a lot of good questions and we are encouraged that these bills may get out of committee.  It isn't too late to submit written testimony and we posted our notes on what your testimony should focus on and where to email it.

 

Just a quick reminder that the Digital Right to Repair (S.107 & H.218) hearing before the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure is today. It starts at 1pm and will be in the Gardner Auditorium at the State House, 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02133. Tuesday is the State & Local Facial Recognition Moratorium (S.1385 & H.1538) hearing before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary. That hearing will also star...
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Wednesday, Brookline's Advisory Committee is having a meeting of its Public Safety Subcommittee to consider its recommendation on regulating law enforcement use of facial recognition technology in Brookline. The public is invited to attend and participate. If this recommendation passes, Brookline could be the next municipality in Massachusetts to ban or limit governmental use of facial recognition technology. The meeting starts at 6pm and is scheduled to end at 8pm. It will be in the School ...
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There are two important hearings at the State House this week that we urge you to attend: Digital Right to Repair (S.107 & H.218), this Monday, 10/21, 1pm, Gardner Auditorium, Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional LicensureState & Local Facial Recognition Moratorium (S.1385 & H.1538), this Tuesday, 10/22, 1pm, Room A-1, Joint Committee on the Judiciary We support both sets of bills since the first would ensure that...
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