ORG Press Coverage

Please add links to stories in reverse chronological order. Links should be in the form date publication, name of news source, title of the article, author, one line synopsis of what it's about, and whether or not anyone from ORG was actually quoted or whether we were just mentioned.

2016

April

2016-04-26-Sputnik News-'In EU Face': UK Mass Surveillance Behind Theresa May's Calls to Quit ECHR
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the GCHQ programs built by the government being in check thanks to the European Convention on Human Rights.
2016-04-22-Bit-Tech- Government mulls 10-year sentences for digital pirates
Author: Gareth Halfacree
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to responses to consultation on the increase of the jail sentence.
2016-04-22-Advanced Television-UK: 10-year sentence for online piracy
Author: Colin Mann
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on concerns for offences being properly related to commercial infringements.
2016-04-22-Kit Guru- UK government wants 10 year jail sentences for online piracy
Author: Matthew Wilson
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on concerns for offences being properly related to commercial infringements.
2016-04-22- The Inquirer-UK government considers 10-year jail terms for piracy
Author: Dave Neal
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on concerns for offences being properly related to commercial infringements.
2016-04-22- Ars Technica- UK ploughs ahead with plan for 10-year jail term for online file sharing
Author: Glyn Moody
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to responses to consultation on the increase of the jail sentence.
2016-04-22- Wired-Jail time for web piracy could rise from 2 to 10 years
Author: Matt Burgess
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on concerns for offences being properly related to commercial infringements.
2016-04-21-Business Insider- The UK Government is planning to introduce 10-year jail sentences for online pirates
Author: Rob Price
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to responses to consultation on the increase of the jail sentence.
2016-04-19 - Broadband Genie-Snooper’s Charter: Unengaged and uninformed Brits sleepwalking into Big Brother surveillance state
Author:
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on raising public awareness of the impact of the Investigatory Powers Bill.
2016-04-19 - Computer Weekly-Three quarters of Brits unaware of IP Bill, one third don't care
Author: Alex Scroxton
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on raising public awareness of the impact of the Investigatory Powers Bill.
2016-04-19 - Telecoms Tech-Research: Brits uninformed about Snooper's Charter
Author: Ryan Daws
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on raising public awareness of the impact of the Investigatory Powers Bill.
2016-04-19 - Infosecurity-UK voters head happily towards surveillance state
Author: Phil Muncaster
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Home office failing to provide effective operational cases evidence justifying bulk interception.
2016-04-13-Boing Boing- Cassetteboy's latest video is an amazing, danceable anti-Snoopers Charter mashup
Author: Cory Doctorow
Summary: Reference to the ORG’s petition to Theresa May regarding the Investigatory Powers Bill.
2016-04-12-Telecom Paper-ORG hopes for data collection clarification from CJEU
Summary: Myles Jackman quoted on anticipating clarification of the ruling in the planned emergency hearing by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) that would impact the Investigatory Powers Bill.
2016-04-12-Guardian-MP calls for limit on UK surveillance powers as EU test case opens
Author: Owen Bowcott
Summary: Jessica Simor QC, representing ORG, quoted on mass retention of data not being permissible under the EU’s e-privacy directive.
2016-04-11- Deadline News-Glasgow University spent £40k on fingerprint tracking for cleaners
Author: Joe Stenson
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on how biometrics are a particularly intrusive kind of authentication at a workplace.
2016-04-11-The National-Glasgow University under fire for monitoring cleaning staff with 'dehumanising' fingerprint scanners
Author: Peter Geoghegan and The Ferret
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on how biometrics are a particularly intrusive kind of authentication at a workplace.
2016-04-05-BBC-Wikimedia Sweden art map 'violated copyright'
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the necessity for “freedom of panorama” for ordinary photographers in the digital age.
2016-04-05-The Register-Mobe and Wi-Fi firms flog your location data to commercial firms, claim reports
Author: Alexander J Martin
Summary: ORG published a report on how phone companies exploit their customers’ data.
2016-04-04-Business Insider-Google's parent company is deliberately disabling some of its customers' old smart-home devices
Author: Rob Price
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the lack of transparency from Nest towards their customers about their products.
2016-04-04-IT Pro- Public open to cybercrime thanks to location tracking
Author: Jane MacCallion
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on mobile data being used by mobile companies for other purposes without customers’ consent.
2016-04-04-Guardian-British mobile phone users’ movements 'could be sold for profit’
Author: Damien Gayle
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on mobile data being used by mobile companies for other purposes without customers’ consent.
2016-04-04-CIOL-British Mobile phone users most vulnerable to cyber criminals
Author: CIOL writers
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on mobile data being used by mobile companies for other purposes without customers’ consent.

March

2016-03-30-V3- Snoopers' Charter: Government faces £1bn bill just to set up web history collection
Author: Dave Neal
Summary: ORG, as a member of the Don't Spy On Us coalition, quoted on estimated costs of web history data retention.
2016-03-30- Guardian - UK plans to track all internet connections could cost £1bn, campaigners warn
Author: Alan Travis
Summary: ORG, as a member of the Don't Spy On Us coalition, quoted on estimated costs of web history data retention.
2016-03-30-The Inquirer - Snoopers' Charter could cost local police forces £1bn
Author: Dave Neal
Summary: ORG, as a member of the Don't Spy On Us coalition, quoted on estimated costs of web history data retention.
2016-03-30-BBC News - Sex worker caught by 'drone vigilante' pleads guilty
Author: Chris Baraniuk
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on what the general issues drone owners are facing with regards to privacy.
2016-03-29-The Register - William Hague: Brussels attacks mean we must destroy crypto ASAP
Author: Alexander J Martin
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on judges being better equipped for issuing authorisation for interception warrants.
2016-03-29–Infosecurity – Magazine - San Bernardino Case May be Over, but Gov Access Issue Will Not Go Away
Author: Michael Hill
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on it being advisable that FBI discloses the insecurity to Apple to uphold general computer security.
2016-03-24-Sputnik News - Brussels Bombings Bring Calls for Greater Surveillance Powers
Summary: ORG quoted on gathering bulk communications data being a breach of privacy.
2016-03-18-The Register - Labour: We want the Snoopers' Charter because of Snowden
Author: Alexander J Martin
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on attitudes towards a ‘no’ vote from Labour.
2016-03-16-The Inquirer - Snoopers' Charter: IP Bill passes in parliament despite widespread criticism
Author: Stuart Sumner
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on resisting the attempts to rush the Bill through Parliament.
2016-03-15-A Medium Corporation - The Investigatory Powers Bill: Britain Wants You… To Hack Your Customers
Author: Danny O'Brien, Eva Halperin
Summary: ORG quoted on how to contact your MP to oppose the Bill.
2016-03-15– A Medium Corporation - The Investigatory Powers debate is missing one huge power: the “filter”, or police profiling engine
Author: Jim Killock
Summary: Jim Killock brings attention to “search filter” outlined in the Communications Data: Draft Code of Practice and its implications for potential abuse.
2016-03-11- Boing Boing - BRITONS: Act now to kill the Snoopers Charter
Author: Cory Doctorow
Summary: Ed Johnson-Williams quoted on the implications of the Investigatory Powers Bill for companies such as Sky, BT, Google and Facebook .
2016-03-09-The Register-The Register- UN rapporteur: 'Bad example' UK should bin the Snoopers' Charter
Author: Alexander J Martin
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the effects of the Investigatory Powers Bill around the world.
2016-03-09-The Inquirer-The Inquirer- United Nations shames the UK over privacy and the Investigatory Powers Bill
Author: Dave Neal
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the effects of the Investigatory Powers Bill around the world.
2016-03-09-The Guardian-The Guardian- UK setting bad example on surveillance, says UN privacy chief
Author: Ewen MacAskill
Summary:Jim Killock quoted on the effects of the Investigatory Powers Bill around the world.
2016-03-02-Daily Mail-Revised spying law proposals extend police powers to access internet records
Author: Press Association
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the First Reading of the IP Bill not acknowledging concerns raised by committees scrutinising it.
2016-03-02-BBC-Surveillance law: Revised bill adds privacy safeguards
Author:
Summary: im Killock quoted on the First Reading of the IP Bill not acknowledging concerns raised by committees scrutinising it.
2016-03-01-Fortune-Fury As U.K. Makes Proposed Internet Spying Law Even More Invasive
Author: Davis Meyer
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the IP Bill being one of the most draconian surveillance laws in western democracies.
2016-03-01-The Inquirer-Snoopers' Charter: Government presses ahead with 'minimally changed' IP Bill
Author: Graeme Burton
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the First Reading of the IP Bill not acknowledging concerns raised by committees scrutinising it.

February

2016-02-10-Telecom Paper-ORG welcomes ISC report on Investigatory Powers Bill
Author:
Summary: im Killock quoted on the need for a debate on bulk surveillance powers.
2016-02-09-BBC-Internet monitoring bill 'must do more to protect privacy'
Author:
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the need for a debate on bulk surveillance powers.
2016-02-09-The Next Web-UK spying watchdog is as confused as the rest of us by new surveillance bill
Author: Kirsty Styles

Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the need for a debate on bulk surveillance powers.

2016-02-09-Computer Weekly-ISC calls for more clarity in planned surveillance bill
Author: Warwick Ashford
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the need for a debate on bulk surveillance powers.
2016-02-09-The Inquirer-Snoopers' Charter: IP Bill takes another beating as ISC slams it as 'inconsistent'
Author: Dave Neal
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the need for a debate on bulk surveillance powers.
2016-02-01 - Bloomberg Business - UK Government Told to Revise Spy Law
Author: Jeremy Kahn
Summary: ORG mentioned
2016-02-01-Diginomica-UK surveillance bill lacks clarity where clarity is needed, say MPs
Author: Derek du Preez
Summary: ORG quoted on their evidence on ICRs submitted to the Joint Committee.
2016-02-01-IT Pro-Snooper's Charter 'could destroy customer trust in UK products'
Author: Jane McCallion
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the IP Bill being bad for democracy, business and citizens.
2016-02-01-The Inquirer-Investigatory Powers Bill: MPs warn Snoopers' Charter is bad for business
Author: Dave Neal
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the IP Bill being bad for democracy, business and citizens.
2016-02-01-Business Insider-MPs say Britain's proposed spying law is confusing and will damage UK businesses
Author: Rob Price
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the IP Bill being bad for democracy, business and citizens.

January

2016-01-29-Express-Retailers are now monitoring YOUR shopping habits and transactions with the eReceipt...
Author: Rebecca Perring
Summary: Pam Cowburn quoted on the need for transparency why retailer collect people's emails.
2016-01-28-Telegraph-Facebook denies Belgian court privacy ruling because it used word 'cookie'
Author: Cara McCoogan
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on recommending Facebook not to challenge ruling based on its language but to respect privacy.

2015

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2014

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2013

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2012

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2011

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2010

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2009

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2008

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2007

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2006

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2005

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