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NSA, FOIA, and a long-running quest for Telephony Metadata

Gathering information through FOIA or public records requests can be a long-term endeavor. I made a privacy act request to the NSA back in October 2013, shortly after the Guardian revealed that the NSA had been collecting telephony metadata from Verizon customers. I happened to be a Verizon cust... Read more

No Free Lunch for Amazon

Amazon's deadline is here and many states have fallen over themselves to sell their cities as the location for Amazon's second headquarters.  With those bids, we expect that states and municipalities will try to shower Amazon with tax breaks and other subsidies their residents cannot afford. We ask:... Read more

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

Digital Right of Repair Bills Still Need Your Help

With computers in more and more of the things we buy, it is vital that we have a digital right of repair so we truly control the things we own. Corporations must not be able to lock down their products so that we have to pay them exorbitant amounts to fix them or prevent people from determining thei... Read more

Thursday, RCV/IRV bill hearing

This Thursday, October 12th in State House Hearing Room B-1 the Committee on Election Laws will hear bills on Ranked Choice Voting/Instant Runoff Voting. We have long supported RCV/IRV and use it for our elections. We support these bills: S.380 / H.2897 “An Act providing a local option for rank... Read more

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