Last Thursday, MuckRock, along with Boston Hassle, held our first ever Public Internet Potluck There were lots of opportunities for those who came to get involved in local community activism, as well as organizational swag and plenty of reading material.
We know you have a lot of feelings about the future of our country and how we’re getting there. Come share them with us and learn about community efforts happening in Massachusetts.
In a protest against the removal of protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), over two dozen professors and affiliates of Harvard - as well as Babson College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, UMass Boston, and Boston College - were arrested in Harvard Square yesterday after creating a human chain across Massachusetts Avenue that blocked traffic through the busy Cambridge junction.
Whether it be through software like Geofeedia or SnapTrends, which help police scan and correlate information from multiple outlets using geolocation information, or via their own personal profile pages, we want to know what baggage an online presence brings in this new era.
In the last couple years, the People’s Republic has adopted a surprisingly undemocratic approach to public records, charging for search and processing fees that other municipalities were willing to waive - even when the task took as little as six minutes.