This group is not associated with any specific company and is for anyone in the Boston area and beyond, that is interested in Technology, IT, and Cyber Security.
Our goal is to connect with tech lovers and share experiences, skills and knowledge. Discussions and networking are encouraged.
Post a meetup and it will be published if three other members sign on to go!
Meetup.com discourages online meetings, so we will have less remote meetings. When we do meet online, we are testing a free and self hosted video conferencing tool called Jitsi (http://jitsi.org/). You can try it yourself at https://meet.mayfirst.org
We will take a look at the FREE tools that you can use to maintain your privacy online, and discuss which ones are best for your needs.
Security and privacy - what does it mean to you in your everyday life? It used to be hard to use the tools that safeguard your identity and your information online. You had to be a pretty technical person - the good news is that it has gotten easier to be secure in your online persona.
These are some of the tools we will look at:
1. Off-the-Record (OTR) Messaging allows you to have private conversations over instant messaging.
2. Email Encryption using Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) is a data encryption and decryption computer program that provides cryptographic privacy and authentication for data communication. There is also the GnuPG system here: https://emailselfdefense.fsf.org/en
3. Tails is a live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity.
There are also some great apps for secure texting and secure phones that provide end-to-end encryption for your calls, securing your conversations so that nobody can listen in. There is no way to be bulletproof, but knowing about the options available can provide a measure of security. It is ultimately up to you to decide how much security you want.
Link to the cybersecurity online chat: https://meet.jit.si/iamsecure
Mass Mesh meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 7-9pm at Industry Lab. Everyone is welcome at these meetings, especially if you don't have "technical knowledge." Come find out what we're about in person!
A wireless community-owned network (or mesh network) is a grass-roots alternative to Internet service providers that protects your privacy and respects net-neutrality. These networks have been created successfully in NYC, Brooklyn, Detroit, Oakland, and many other cities worldwide. Mass Mesh is a developers' association supporting wireless community-owned networks throughout Boston.
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