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Major Vulnerabity: What to do

As you may be aware, two significant technical vulnerabilities have been discovered and were publicly announced yesterday. They are called Meltdown and Spectre. Unlike most technical vulnerabilities, which are caused by poorly written software, Meltdown and Spectre are caused by the way computer chips work. In other words, they aren’t code mistakes; they reside in the actual brain of the computer. So they are very widespread and much harder to fix.

Major Vulnerabity: What to do

As you may be aware, two significant technical vulnerabilities have been discovered and were publicly announced yesterday. They are called Meltdown and Spectre. Unlike most technical vulnerabilities, which are caused by poorly written software, Meltdown and Spectre are caused by the way computer chips work. In other words, they aren’t code mistakes; they reside in the actual brain of the computer. So they are very widespread and much harder to fix.

2017 Membership Meeting Huge Success

Thanks to all 2017 Membership Meeting participants - online, Brooklyn and Mexico! See below for the results of the meeting. Friday, December 1, 2017: Pre-meeting Training and Presentation Day Unedited full recording is available in spanish. For english, click links below. Introductions, Orientation, documents, history of MF/PL (listen) Email deliverability: Challenges with corporate take over of email (listen) Peer to peer technology: launch of organizing campaign in 2018 (listen) Technology and Revolution: What we have learned from the previous year (listen) Saturday, December 2, 2017: Membership Meeting Please see the report on last year priorities.

The Survey Results are in

Thanks to everyone who filled out our membership survey! For anyone who wants to see the raw results, please follow this link. Following is a brief summary on the results. What are the three most critical software or software services that you use on a regular basis for your organizing work? Email (24%) and web sites (16%) dominated the results, with collaborative editing software (10%), instant messaging (9%), video conferencing (9%) and social networks (9%) coming in next.

Technology and Revolution: ThoughtWorks, Monday, November 13

Please join May First/People Link, the Progressive Technology Project and ThoughtWorks at the Thoughtworks Manhattan office on Monday, November 13 from 6 to 9:00 pm for a Progressive Tech Salon (99 Madison Ave, 15th Floor, New York). Tools have an important role in our movement - and our role as techies in figuring out the design and training components is critical. However, we also need to think as organizers, and begin addressing the bigger role technology plays in shaping both society and our movements.

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Upcoming Events

2017-12-01: Membership Meeting

Members

May First/People Link offers two different webmail programs. You will always see the same email regarless of which program you use. Roundcube has a friendly and simple iterface, making it the easier of the two programs to use. Horde, on the other hand, offers more than just email - you can share calendars, to do lists and more with other members of your group. Feel free to try both and decide which one makes sense for you.