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At the Arsenal Project mall in Watertown, there are a set of sliding doors between a GameStop and a Pearl Vision that bear unlikely signage: HATCH, Watertown Free Public Library.
The Tor Project released a two-minute animated short film on its blog Tuesday intended to educate current and potential users of their service. The organization oversees a group of servers that affords greater privacy and security on the Internet when users log on through their Tor browser.
Boston startup WiGo added $1.5 million to its seed round of funding including contributions from Great Oaks Venture Capital, Greylock Partners, GGV Capital, Blade and KEC Ventures, the company announced Tuesday.
Following an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, “Citizenfour” director Laura Poitras joined her colleague Glenn Greenwald and source Edward Snowden for a Reddit AMA on Monday. However the session came with the disclaimer: Ask Us Almost Anything.
On Monday, Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society announced that it was taking part in a collaborative effort to gather information about secret federal legal notices that demand corporate and user data from web service providers.
Boston library projects land $700,000 from Knight Foundation to teach public about privacy and city data | BetaBoston
On Friday, The Knight Foundation awarded over $700,000 in grants to two Boston-based organizations that are using libraries to educate the public about digital privacy tools and share information about public data.
Today is #MuseumSelfie day, an annual happening started by a group of clever museum professionals last year. And though it’s not like they needed an excuse to hold up their phones and pose, Bostonians are already doing their part to contribute — even Museum of Fine Arts director Malcolm Rogers has chimed in.
Sure, the Cape’s a great place to get outdoors in the summertime — if you like traffic. But Massachusetts has plenty of less predictable, and less crowded, getaways. These 10 oases offer a wide range of activities, and each is within striking distance of the city.
Remember that time you sent your Boo a text to pick up eggs at the grocery story but they forgot because it got buried under the wave of steamy messages sent throughout the workday? History.
Tensions rose Tuesday in the small basement room of a Cambridge municipal building as citizens waited to hear and give testimony about on-demand driver services in the city.
Michael Bloomberg, the tycoon, anti-gun activist, son of Medford, and former New York City mayor, is set to address Harvard’s 363d commencement this week. Just in case you’re not quite done with your speech, Mr. Bloomberg, and still looking for ideas, here’s a mash-up from the last 10. In fact, you could just read this — it’s really quite inspiring.
In just one day Boston entrepreneur Mike Langone and his childhood friend Matt Gorman reached their $45,000 crowdfunding goal to increase production of their luscious home brewing kits. They’ve now passed $100,000.
Sarah’s abuser gained access to every password she had. He monitored her bank accounts and used her phone to track her location and read her conversations. She endured four years of regular physical and emotional trauma enabled by meticulous digital surveillance and the existing support services, from shelters to police, were almost powerless to help her.
Ever wished that your text messages came with a nice aroma? No. No you haven’t.
BMW’s first production level electric vehicle rolled out of Herb Chamber’s BMW garage Friday afternoon. Tufts professor Charlie Rabie and his wife Ruty Bakor now own the first BMW i3 sold in the U.S. and a matching bicycle, compliments of ze Germans.
Next time your car needs a tuneup, consider having the shop drive to you. The Driveway Doctors provide on site car repairs and a level of service hoping to shake up an industry that struggles with an oil stained reputation.
Following an epic battle of the bots that concluded the Cambridge Science Festival, machines face off again but this time in the academic arena.
Prominently schnozed robo-fighter Somervillain pummeled its way undefeated Sunday through the brackets of the Autonomous Fighting Robots competition, with a vicious arsenal of pirouettes, sashays, and drunken head-on collisions with the wall.
If you prefer an Aviation to a glass of wine or an Old Fashioned to a light beer but lack mixology chops, a Somerville design firm recently conceptualized a “smart” solution to your imbibing woes.
Mayor Walsh and the Boston Medical Center want Bostonians to get on their bikes and ride.
THIS WEEK is Sunshine Week, a national initiative on the importance of government transparency, public records, and freedom of information.
The office of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Tuesday it will allocate $1 million of the city’s budget to letting those in the 12 to 25 age bracket vote on a collection of projects gathered through online submissions and community assemblies.
At Berkman Center, Lily Cole and the father of the Internet team up to try the Impossible | BetaBoston
Impossible was founded by model/actress/social entrepreneur Lily Cole. The startup offers a social web and iOS “gift economy” network based on people around you and the skills you have.
LearnLaunch held a two day conference this weekend where more than 500 educators, students, investors, and vendors gathered to answer the event’s overarching question: “How Can EdTech Scale Student Success?”
Help students learn algebra functions in real-life applications