Announcements

Announcements

10/18/2020

Your web hosting and the tools you use ARE political and you must assure that your values align with your host. Many businesses have had to deal with the crisis of being denied hosting due to their political views. MayFirst is a democratically-run, not-for-profit cooperative of movement organizations and activists in the United States and Mexico and agrees not to turn over your data under any circumstances.

MayFirst series of membership meetings start in October and are taking place throughout November 2020 - https://mayfirst.coop/en/membership-meeting

8/6/2020

There are a few ethical software solutions out there for online meetings:

Choose BigBlueButton or Jitsi for chat.

 

6/25/2020 -

ARE YOU STILL USING ZOOM or SKYPE??? 

SKYPE: https://blog.grobox.de/2009/ten-reasons-why-you-should-boycott-skype/

We are using: BigBlueButton a free software that protects your privacy. If you are using a proprietary chat, you may be putting friends, clients, teachers and students in danger. You cannot inspect the software code to see exactly what they are doing, you do not know how they are exposing information and access to your devices. Try the BigBlueButton.org demo chatroom and be pleasantly surprised to see how elegant and functional it is while it protects you. https://communitybridge.com/bbb-room/demo/

Unlike Zoom which has a thing called attention tracking. If it is turned on, it reports to the host if a person clicks away from the Zoom window for more than 30 seconds...

A vulnerability in the Mac Zoom Client allows any malicious website to enable your camera without your permission. The flaw potentially exposes up to 750,000 companies around the world that use Zoom to conduct day-to-day business.

The company has seen a 535% rise in daily traffic in the past month, but security researchers say the app is a ‘privacy disaster.’

Though Zoom is incredibly popular it has a rather dismal security and privacy track record.

Zoom Meetings Aren't End-to-End Encrypted, Despite Misleading Marketing

Zoom is Leaking Peoples' Email Addresses and Photos To Strangers

Zoom's Encryption Is 'Not Suited for Secrets' and Has Surprising Links To China, Researchers Discover

Thousands of Zoom Video Calls Left Exposed on Open Web

Taiwan Tells Agencies Not To Use Zoom On Security Grounds

Google Told Its Workers That They Can't Use Zoom On Their Laptops Anymore

 

 

6/3/2020

Many have been arrested while peacefully protesting under our First Amendment rights. Please give what you can to the National Lawyers Guild - https://www.nlg.org/referral-directory/

Know someone that was arrested? 

NLG Phone: (212) 679-5100

Needs and wants database, find just about anything in the United States - Citizen Command Center

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