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.

2017

July

2017-07-18-Telegraph-UK porn websites told to introduce age checks amid warning that users' viewing history could be leaked online
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the information collected by the age verification systems being vulnerable to Ashley-Madison style hacks.
2017-07-18-Scottish Legal News-Adult websites to introduce age checks by April 2018
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the information collected by the age verification systems being vulnerable to Ashley-Madison style hacks.
2017-07-18-Reason-Want to Look at Online Porn? The U.K. Gov't Wants to Strip You of Your Privacy
Author: Scott Shackford
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the information collected by the age verification systems being vulnerable to Ashley-Madison style hacks.
2017-07-18-Sky News-Academics doubt value of online porn age checks
Author: Alexander J Martin
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the information collected by the age verification systems being vulnerable to Ashley-Madison style hacks.
2017-07-17-Alphr-Ashley Madison offers to pay £8.6 million to those exposed in the 2015 dating site hack
Author: Thomas McMullan
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the hacking of private information about people’s sex lives having huge repercussions for those involved.
2017-07-17-The Sun-Illegally downloading films and TV from the internet could land you TEN YEARS in jail under tough new laws
Author: Guy Birchall
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to our correspondence with the Intellectual Property Office and online copyright infringement offences in the DEAct.
2017-07-17-Wral-Britain to make porn sites check that users are at least 18
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the information collected by the age verification systems being vulnerable to Ashley-Madison style hacks.
2017-07-17-The Guardian-Privacy campaigners criticise UK plan for age checks on porn websites
Author: Jamie Grierson
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the information collected by the age verification systems being vulnerable to Ashley-Madison style hacks.
2017-07-17-The Independent-Porn Websites Could leak Viewing History Because of Government Age Check Plans, Experts Warn
Author: Andrew Griffin
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the information collected by the age verification systems being vulnerable to Ashley-Madison style hacks.
2017-07-17-IT Pro-Mandatory age checks for UK porn sites to be unveiled today
Author: Thomas McMullan
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the information collected by the age verification systems being vulnerable to Ashley-Madison style hacks.
2017-07-17-Free Press Series-Powers to enforce age checks by pornography sites a step closer
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the information collected by the age verification systems being vulnerable to Ashley-Madison style hacks.
2017-07-17-Ars Technica-Porn fan? From next April you’ll have to prove your age with a credit card
Author: Kelly Fiveash
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the information collected by the age verification systems being vulnerable to Ashley-Madison style hacks.
2017-07-17-Business Insider-The UK's new porn filter could lead to 'Ashley Madison'-style hacks
Author: Rob Price
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the information collected by the age verification systems being vulnerable to Ashley-Madison style hacks.
2017-07-17-Mirror-Porn websites must introduce compulsory age checks for visitors by April 2018 or face huge fines
Author: Jeff Parsons
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the information collected by the age verification systems being vulnerable to Ashley-Madison style hacks.
2017-07-12-Global Comment-The great British firewall
Author: Steve Shaw
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to the 2013 research into opt-in filters.
2017-07-12-New Statesman-Hate buffering? Love porn? Please care about net neutrality
Author: Amelia Tait
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to the DEAct’s provisions on online pornography having implications for freedom of expression.
2017-07-12-Motherboard-Europe Is Moving Closer to Forcing Google to Pay for News Summaries
Author: Ben Sullivan
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Copyright Directive proposals having a negative impact on news publishing.
2017-07-12-Sky News-Net neutrality: Should UK citizens be worried about US changes?
Author: Alexander J Martin
Summary: Ed Johnson-Williams quoted on the EU’s net neutrality protection rules being some of the strongest net neutrality protections in the world.
2017-07-06-Red Flag-Weakening encryption is an attack on our freedom
Author: Michael Kandelaars
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on security experts being as united against encryption weakening as scientists are on climate change.

June

2017-06-30-New Statesman-Germany’s €50m fines for social media companies threaten freedom of speech, experts warn
Author: Oscar Williams
Summary: Ed Johnson-Williams quoted on the new German law to fine social media companies who fail to remove illegal content getting the balance wrong.
2017-06-30-The Inquirer-Rights groups want the 'Five Eyes' countries to blink off with their anti-encryption plans
Author: Dave Neal
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on political leaders putting people at risk of crime when calling for powers to weaken digital security.
2017-06-30-The Telegraph-Germany to fine Facebook and YouTube €50m if they fail to delete hate speech
Author: Cara McGoogan
Summary: Ed Johnson-Williams quoted on the new German law to fine social media companies who fail to remove illegal content getting the balance wrong.
2017-06-26-Telecoms Tech News-Australia joins ‘Five Eyes’ partner UK in calls for weaker encryption
Author: Ryan Daws
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to the leaked draft of the Technical Capability Notices policy.
2017-06-24-Scotsman-Matthew Rice: Devolved voice vital for data security
Author: Matthew Rice
Summary: Op-Ed by Matthew Rice on ORG’s work in Scotland.
2017-06-23-Wired-Facebook launches Online Civil Courage Initiative to tackle rising extremism in the UK
Author: Victoria Woolaston
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to the Internet regulation pushing terrorists underground.
2017-06-23-IB Times-Queen's Speech: IT industry reacts to tech pledges
Author: Jason Murdock
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on online companies ought to have as much incentive to protect free speech as they have to remove illegal material.
2017-06-21-Sky News-Digital Charter to 'balance' online freedoms with protections, says Government
Author: Alexander J Martin
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on online companies ought to have as much incentive to protect free speech as they have to remove illegal material.
2017-06-21-Gizmodo-Queen's Speech: Here Are The Government's Tech Plans For The Next Two Years
Author: James O’Malley
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on online companies ought to have as much incentive to protect free speech as they have to remove illegal material.
2017-06-21-Cnet-UK and EU at odds over encryption, fighting terror
Author: Katie Collins
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Internet clampdowns being a distraction from the current political situation.
2017-06-21-Cnet-New UK laws could erase your cringey teenage Facebook photos
Author: Richard Trenholm
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on online companies ought to have as much incentive to protect free speech as they have to remove illegal material.
2017-06-19-Business Insider-Google on tackling terrorism: 'We, as an industry, must acknowledge that more needs to be done'
Author: Sam Shead
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Internet regulation pushing terrorists underground.
2017-06-19-Quartz-The British government knows where terrorists gather on the internet, but it’s not telling
Author: Joon Ian Wong
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to pointing out that backdoors to encryption as advocated for by Amber Rudd would create greater vulnerabilities.
2017-06-16-The GUardian-Australian push to make decryption easier 'could threaten global internet security'
Author: Paul Farrell
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Australian notices to companies to modify their products should be regulated to avoid unreasonable demands.
2017-06-13-The Independent-Theresa May’s Internet clampdown will be a distraction from ‘fragile’ government situation, activists suggest
Author: Andrew Griffin
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Internet clampdowns being a distraction from the current political situation.
2017-06-13-Belfast Telegraph-Theresa May, Emmanuel Macron plan to fine technology companies if they don't remove 'objectionable' content from their platforms
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Internet clampdowns being a distraction from the current political situation.
2017-06-13-IT Pro-Theresa May set to continue with encryption crackdown
Author: Zach Marzouk
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Internet clampdowns being a distraction from the current political situation.
2017-06-13-The Guardian-Watchdog questions need for new counter-terrorism powers
Author: Alan Travis
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Internet clampdowns being a distraction from the current political situation.
2017-06-12-Metro-Theresa May ‘still plans to clamp down on the internet’ – despite losing her majority
Author: Rob Waugh
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Internet clampdowns being a distraction from the current political situation.
2017-06-12-The Inquirer-Open Rights Group stamps down Theresa May's continued talk of internet clampdowns
Author: Dave Neal
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Internet clampdowns being a distraction from the current political situation.
2017-06-08-New Statesman-The EU wants to give police direct access to tech firms’ servers
Author: Oscar Williams
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the EU plans to allow law enforcement agencies request data from tech companies should include a judicial process for authorisation and oversight.
2017-06-08-City AM-General Election 2017: Theresa May's chilling assault on the internet serves only to make us more vulnerable
Author: Elliott Haworth
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to the leaked draft of Technical Capability Notices policy.
2017-06-06-IT Pro Portal-Theresa May is wrong - we don't need more technology regulation
Author: Michael Moore
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Internet regulation pushing terrorists underground.
2017-06-05-The Independent-London Attack: Theresa May’s plan for Internet regulation could make life easier for terrorists, campaign group warns
Author: Andrew Griffin
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Internet regulation pushing terrorists underground.
2017-06-05-Business Insider-Privacy campaigners are outraged with Theresa May's 'draconian' internet regulation plans
Author: Sam Shead
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Internet regulation pushing terrorists underground.
2017-06-05-BBC News-London attack: Politicians v the internet
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Internet regulation pushing terrorists underground.
2017-06-05-BBC News-London attack: Tech firms fight back in extremism row
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Internet regulation pushing terrorists underground.
2017-06-05-Russia Today-Theresa May’s internet clampdown could backfire, warns civil rights group
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Internet regulation pushing terrorists underground.
2017-06-05-Insider-Google, Facebook and Twitter defend attempts to combat extremism after tech firm criticism by Theresa May following London attack
Author: Philip Gates
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Internet regulation pushing terrorists underground.
2017-06-05-ITV-Internet firms vow to keep working to remove terrorist content
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Internet regulation pushing terrorists underground.
2017-06-05-City AM-Theresa May vows 'enough is enough' and proposes crackdown on tech companies in the wake of the London terror attacks
Author: Julian Harris and Lynsey Barber
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Internet regulation pushing terrorists underground.
2017-06-05-Silicon-Theresa May’s Criticism Of Tech Companies Is ‘Politically Convenient’
Author: Matthew Broersma
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Internet regulation pushing terrorists underground.
2017-06-05-Computer Weekly-Mixed reactions to PM's calls to regulate cyber space to prevent terrorism
Author: Warwick Ashford
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Internet regulation pushing terrorists underground.
2017-06-05-UK PM Theresa May's response to terror attacks 'shortsighted'
Author: Rebecca Hill
Summary: Ed Johnson-Williams quoted on the Government’s response to the attacks being shortsighted.
2017-06-04-City AM-London Bridge attacks: Facebook, Google and Twitter respond after Prime Minister Theresa May accuses them of providing "safe space" for terrorists
Author: Lynsey Barber
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Internet regulation pushing terrorists underground.
2017-06-04-East Lothian Courier-Theresa May criticised over ‘intellectually lazy’ internet regulation proposal
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Internet regulation pushing terrorists underground.
2017-06-01-Daily Mail-Is Kodi crumbling? Three more add-ons are shut down on the streaming software after legal threats from anti-piracy groups
Author: Phoebe Weston
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to the correspondence with the Intellectual Property Office and online copyright infringement offence.

May

2017-05-30-Torrent Freak-Huge Coalition Protests EU Mandatory Piracy Filter Proposals
Author: Andy
Summary: ORG mentioned as one of the signatories of a letter to the European Parliament regarding the Copyright reform.
2017-05-26-Expert Reviews-Will a VPN hide me from the Snoopers’ Charter?
Summary: ORG mentioned describing the Investigatory Powers Act a threat to the British public’s right to privacy.
2017-05-24-Scotsman-Martyn McLaughlin: Facebook must lift the veil over its censorship policies
Author: Martyn McLaughlin
Summary: ORG quoted on Facebook’s censoring being complex and fraught with difficulty.
Topics: Online censorship, Facebook, Social media censorship
2017-05-24-The Independent-Manchester attack: Government could ‘exploit public fears’ to launch attack on people’s rights, activists warn
Author: Andrew Griffin
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the weakening of encryption causing erosion of British values.
Topics: Encryption, Privacy, Surveillance
2017-05-24-IT Pro-Government 'to push through spy powers after election'
Author: Adam Shepherd
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on weakened encryption putting people at risk.
Topics: Encryption, Privacy, Surveillance
2017-05-23-ZDNet-UK authorities push for 'direct access' to internet providers' systems
Author: Zack Whittaker
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to the leaked consultation on technical capability notices.
Topics: Encryption, Privacy, Surveillance
2017-05-23-The Sun-TECH GIANTS TAMED Ministers to enforce new powers to compel tech giants to hand over encrypted data
Author: Tom Newton Dunn
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to the opposition to the technical capability notices.
Topics: Encryption, Privacy, Surveillance
2017-05-23-The Independent-Snooper’s Charter: Majority of public unaware of government online surveillance
Author: Aatif Sulleyman
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Government already having extreme surveillance powers.
Topics: Investigatory Powers Act 2016, Privacy, Surveillance
2017-05-23-VPN Compare-Conservative election manifesto makes chilling reading for online freedom advocates

Author: David Spencer

Summary: Jim Killock quoted on social media companies censoring more than is required by the law.
Topics: Online censorship, Social media censorship
2017-05-22-The Inquirer-Facebook is OK with child bullying, but threatening Donald Trump is a no-go
Author: Carly Page
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on social media companies censoring more than is required by the law.
Topics: Online censorship, Facebook, Social media censorship
2017-05-22-Vice-Facebook will let you livestream an abortion as long as there’s no nudity
Author: David Gilbert
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on Facebook needing to be more transparent about their censoring practices.
Topics: Online censorship, Facebook, Social media censorship
2017-05-22-Metro-Kodi crackdown continues as major video add-on shuts down over jail fears
Author: Rob Waugh
Summary: ORG referenced in relation to our correspondence with the Intellectual Property Office on ten-year sentences for online copyright infringement.
Topics: Copyright enforcement, Digital Economy Act 2017, Online criminal copyright
2017-05-22-Talk Radio-'Facebook story will just lead to more government regulation', says RT director
Author: Amy Southall
Summary: Jim Killock talks about Facebook’s censoring practices.
Topics: Online censorship, Facebook, Social media censorship
2017-05-22-BBC-Newsnight
Summary: Jim Killock comments on Facebook’s online content moderating practices.
Topics: Online censorship, Facebook, Social media censorship
2017-05-20-BreitbartConservative ‘Extremism’ Plan to Crack Down on Free Speech Both On and Offline
Author: Donna Rachel Edmunds
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on social media companies censoring more than is required by the law.
Topics: Online censorship, Facebook, Social media censorship
2017-05-20-World Socialist News Website-UK government seeks additional surveillance powers, including overriding encryption
Author: Barry Mason
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to the leaked consultation on technical capability notices.
Topics: Online censorship, Facebook, Social media censorship
2017-05-19-Russia Today-Theresa May wants sweeping new powers to control the internet
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on social media companies censoring more than is required by the law.
Topics: Online censorship, Facebook, Social media censorship, GE 2017
2017-05-19-Common Dreams-#ToryManifesto Reveals Plan to Control Internet and Disenfranchise Voters
Author: Nadia Prupis
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on social media companies censoring more than is required by the law.
Topics: Online censorship, Social media censorship, GE 2017
2017-05-18-Buzzfeed-Theresa May Wants To Regulate The Internet
Author: Jim Waterson, Alex Spence
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Tory Manifesto possibly forcing Internet companies to take responsibility for what is published on their networks.
Topics: Online censorship, Social media censorship, GE 2017
2017-05-17-Al Jazeera-The activist taking on the UK's invasive 'terror laws'
Author: Karen Jayes
Summary: ORG mentioned as one of the supporters of Muhammad Rabbani.
Topics: Terrorism Act 2000, Schedule 7, Surveillance
2017-05-15-The Guardian-Who is to blame for exposing the NHS to cyber-attacks?
Author: Alex Hern
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on GCHQ having to answer questions about their strategy of hoarding security problems.
Topics: Surveillance, Government hacking, GCHQ
2017-05-15-The Inquirer-Open Rights Group: 'Ignorant' GCHQ is responsible for NHS cyber attack
Author: Summary: Jim Killock quoted on GCHQ having to answer questions about their strategy of hoarding security problems.
Topics: Surveillance, Government hacking, GCHQ
217-05-15-Fudzilla-Cage takes on UK anti-terror laws
Author: Nick Farrell
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on investigations under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act to take place only when there is an actual suspicion.
Topics: Terrorism Act 2000, Schedule 7, Surveillance
2017-05-15-The Herald- Scotland-Political parties spend on targetting |Scots voters with 'dark adverts' soared on Facebook
Author: Judith Duffy
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on there being a lot of power in the hands of a small number of internet companies who have profiled billions of online users.
2017-05-14-The Guardian-Campaign group to challenge UK over surrender of passwords at border control
Author: Ewan MacAskill
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on using general terrorism powers to compel people to hand over passwords being inappropriate.
Topics: Terrorism Act 2000, Schedule 7, Surveillance
2017-05-12-The Inquirer-FOI request reveals a porno site suggesting a blanket ban on porno sites for the Digital Economy Bill
Author: Dave Neal
Summary: ORG quoted on not complying with age verification possibly causing unprecedented blocking of legal material.
2017-05-11-Inverse-PornHub's Owner is About to Card Everybody in the UK
Author: Mike Brown
Summary: Myles Jackman quoted on MindGeek expecting to verify 20-25 million users.
2017-05-10-Gay Times-The Government has quietly banned ‘extreme porn’, will impose tighter age restrictions
Author: Lewis Corner
Summary: ORG quoted on not complying with age verification possibly causing unprecedented blocking of legal material.
2017-05-09-Metro-Government quietly bans ‘extreme’ porn sites – here’s what it means
Author: Rob Waugh
Summary: ORG quoted on not complying with age verification possibly causing unprecedented blocking of legal material.
2017-05-09-New Statesmen-Quiz! Can you tell the difference between UK surveillance and the plots of dystopian novels?
Author: Amelia Tait
Summary: ORG mentioned as a source of the leaked IPAct consultation on technical capability notices.
217-05-08-New Statements-The UK has now entered a draconian era of porn prohibition
Author: Amelia Tait
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on not complying with age verification possibly causing unprecedented blocking of legal material.
2017-05-08-Metro-New British porn law means users ‘could have to prove their age at the Post Office’
Author: Rob Waugh
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the government needing to increase privacy safeguards if age verification is to be in place.
2017-05-06-Yahoo-New piracy laws - here's how to tell if you're at risk of a 10 year jail sentence
Author: Rob Waugh
Summary: Jim Killock quoted explaining the new ten-year prison sentence for online copyright infringement in the DEAct.
2017-05-06-Daily Mail-Spooks to see your phone and web use in 'real-time': Companies will be forced to hand over customers' communications to the police and security services within one day
Author: Ian Drury
Summary: ORG mentioned as a source of the leaked IPAct consultation on technical capability notices.
2017-05-06-Times-Sweeping surveillance powers will ban complete encryption
Author: Mark Bridge
Summary: ORG mentioned as a source of the leaked IPAct consultation on technical capability notices.
2017-05-05-Politico-UK intelligence asks for ‘real time’ data from telecoms
Author:Laurens Cerulus
Summary:ORG mentioned as a source of the leaked IPAct consultation on technical capability notices.
2017-05-05-Russia Today-New powers could allow British cyber spooks to spy on you in real time, without encryption
Summary: ORG mentioned as a source of the leaked IPAct consultation on technical capability notices.
2017-05-05-Tech Crunch-UK surveillance law still fuzzy on decryption rules for comms providers
Author: Natasha Lomas
Summary: ORG mentioned as a source of the leaked IPAct consultation on technical capability notices.
2017-05-05-Mirror-Leaked documents reveal UK government is planning to BAN encryption to get access to your WhatsApp messages
Author: Sophie Curtis
Summary: ORG mentioned as a source of the leaked IPAct consultation on technical capability notices.
2017-05-05-Telegraph-Plans for extensive Government spying powers revealed in leaked report
Author: Cara McGoogan
Summary: ORG mentioned as a source of the leaked IPAct consultation on technical capability notices.
2017-05-05-Sputnik News-UK Government Planning to Ban Encryption, Spy on All Communications in Real Time
Summary: ORG mentioned as a source of the leaked IPAct consultation on technical capability notices.
2017-05-05-The Sun-BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING UK Government’s secret discussions with O2, Vodafone and Virgin to spy on your internet and phone revealed
Author: Lauren Fruen
Summary: ORG mentioned as a source of the leaked IPAct consultation on technical capability notices.
2017-05-04-The Independent-Digital Economy Act: UK police can now disable phones, even if users con’t commit a crime
Author: Aatif Sulleyman
Summary: Myles Jackman quoted on DEAct 'drug dealing telecoms restriction order' being an entirely unprecedented and potentially draconian power allowing police to prevent the use of phones or other communications devices.
2017-05-04-The Register-Leaked: The UK's secret blueprint with telcos for mass spying on internet, phones – and backdoors
Author: Kieran McCarthy
Summary: ORG mentioned as a source of the leaked IPAct consultation on technical capability notices.
2017-05-03-Wired-World Press Freedom Index reveals how the UK's media is under threat
Author: Alexandra Simon-Lewis
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on extensive surveillance powers are threatening investigative journalism and freedom of expression in the UK.
2017-05-03-The Inquirer-Copyright infringement now punishable with up to 10 years in jail
Author: Ben Woods
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to our campaign on online copyright infringement offences in the DEAct.
2017-05-03-Daily Mail-Thousands of Kodi TV box users could face up to TEN YEARS in prison under controversial new law
Author: Shivali Best
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to our campaign on online copyright infringement offences in the DEAct.
2017-05-03-Wales Online-New law means using Kodi to stream pirated films and TV shows could earn you 10 years in jail
Author: Jeff Parsons
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to our campaign on online copyright infringement offences in the DEAct.
2017-05-03-Motherboard-UK Cops Can Now Remotely Disable Phones Even If No Crime Has Been Committed
Author: Joseph Cox
Summary: Myles Jackman quoted on DEAct 'drug dealing telecoms restriction order' being an entirely unprecedented and potentially draconian power allowing police to prevent the use of phones or other communications devices.
2017-05-03-Sputnik News-Free Speech Coalition: New UK Espionage Act Must Contain Public Interest Defense
Summary: ORG quoted on the Espionage Act being a full frontal attack on journalism.
2017-05-01-Quartz-The UK wants new laws to fine Google, Twitter, and Facebook for failing to deal with hate speech
Author: Joon Ian Wong
Summary: Alec Muffett quoted on the Government restricting freedom of speech online by putting more restrictions on social media websites.
2017-05-01-Torrent Freak10 Years in Jail For Internet Pirates Now Reality in the UK
Author: Andy
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to our campaign on online copyright infringement offences in the DEAct.

April

2017-04-28-Baltic Times-Lithuanian president: Online voting wouldn't ensure secrecy and security
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to a research on e-voting.
2017-04-28-The Inquirer-Parliament has handed personal privacy to pornography pedlars
Author: Dave Neal
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on DEAct handing responsibility for people's privacy into the hands of porn companies.
2017-04-28-Mashable-How Britain is trying to control the porn you watch
Author: Gianluca Mezzofiore
Summary: Myles Jackman quoted on DEAct posing significant concerns regarding privacy, security and censorship.
2017-04-27-Wired-UK falls further down the World Press Freedom Index
Author: Alexandra Simon-Lewis
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on extensive surveillance powers threatening investigative journalism and freedom of expression.
2017-04-27-BBC News-Police to use facial recognition at Champions League final
Author: Chris Baraniuk
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on police needing to explain how they will use and store facial recognition images collected at football matches.
2017-04-26-The Guardian-'Downward spiral': UK slips to 40th place in press freedom rankings
Author: Damian Gayle
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on extensive surveillance powers threatening investigative journalism and freedom of expression.
2017-04-26-The Register-UK drops in World Press Freedom Index following surveillance and anti-espionage threats
Author: Alexander J. Martin
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on extensive surveillance powers threatening investigative journalism and freedom of expression.
2017-04-22-Scotsman-Jim Killock: Put privacy first and ID system can be a boon
Author: Jim Killock
Summary: Op-ed on the scrapped plans to use the Scottish NHS Register to help collect income tax.
2017-04-21-The Inquirer-ORG is gonna let Theresa May hold a snap election, but first it wants clarity on snooping powers
Author: Dave Neal
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the UK Government needing to rewrite the IPAct in the light of the CJEU judgment.
2017-04-20-Quartz Media-A generation of children is learning about sex through porn—and we have no way to stop it
Author: Cassie Werber
Summary: Myles Jackman quoted on age verification causing a massive revolt by the populace about state intrusion.
2017-04-20-Independent-Digital Economy Bill: What could happen after the government crackdown on online pornography
Author: Olivia Blair
Summary: Interview with Myles Jackman about the dangers of age verification in the Digital Economy Bill
2017-04-10-FN London-The City vs WhatsApp: Surveillance battles intensify – paywall
Author: Lucy McNulty
Summary: Ed Johnson-Williams quoted on employers having to be transparent on data collection at workplace.
2017-04-06-The Sun-How to stop Facebook from tracking your every move and working out your whereabouts
Author: Alahna Kindred
Summary: Ed Johnson-Williams quoted on Facebook tracking users’ location to help advertisers locate specific target groups.
2017-04-04-Info Security-Most Brits Would Feel ‘Safer’ Without Encryption
Author: Phil Muncaster
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to the Government already having powers to impose technical capability notices on tech companies.
2017-04-04-SC Magazine-Cable survey: UK public would choose greater security over privacy
Author: Max Metzger
Summary: Ed Johnson-Williams quoted on feeling of safety due to reduced communication security is a privileged position.
2017-04-03-Apps for PC Daily-United Kingdon Government: Terrorists should not be able to communicate secretely via WhatsApp
Author: Carlton Cooper

Summary: Jim Killock quoted on removing encryption on WhatsApp would make millions of people online less secure.

2017-04-03-VPN Compare-UK Government backs down in Encryption argument
Author: David Spencer
Summary: Alec Muffet quoted on the inability of the Government to coerce the open-source community to comply with encryption removal.
2017-04-01-Financial Times-Want to stop online snoopers? Here’s how to use a VPN
Author: Tim Bradshaw
Summary: ORG quoted on how to choose a VPN.

March

2017-03-30-Middle East Eye-'Secret deals' with tech companies unacceptable, UK government told
Author: Simon Hooper
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to a letter sent to the Home Secretary and tech companies about their meeting on censoring extremism.
2017-03-30-Tech Crunch-UK wants tech firms to build tools to block terrorist content
Author: Natasha Lomas
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to a letter sent to the Home Secretary and tech companies about their meeting on censoring extremism.
2017-03-30-The Inquirer-Amber Rudd is having some secretive talks with technology companies
Author: Dave Neal
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to a letter sent to the Home Secretary and tech companies about their meeting on censoring extremism.
2017-03-29-Trademarks and Brands Online-Campaigners express concern over copyright infringement in Digital Economy Bill
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to our campaign for online copyright infringement changes to the DEBill.
2017-03-29-The Drum-Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says tech firms 'definitely not above the law' as government regulation row rumbles on
Author: Rebecca Stewart
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on criticism of WhatsApp being a political statement rather than actual demands.
2017-03-28-The Guardian-Snooping by police to be monitored by independent authority
Author: Owen Bowcott
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Government cherry picking which parts of ECJ ruling they decide to implement.
2017-03-28-The Inquirer-ORG calls out Amber Rudd on Investigatory Powers codes consultations
Author: Dave Neal
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to a complaint on a consultation for Codes of Practice for the IPAct.
2017-03-28-Computing-Amber Rudd accused of adopting Sir Humphrey Appleby-style obfuscation in Snoopers' Charter codes consultation
Author: Dave Neal
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to a complaint on a consultation for Codes of Practice for the IPAct.
2017-03-28-The Inquirer-Amazon's cashier-less store goes titsup when more than 20 people are shopping
Author: Carly Page
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to Amazon and their transparency about the use of data from the stand-alone stores.
2017-03-28-Police Professional-Investigatory Powers Act to be monitored by independent authority
Author: Joe Shine
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Government cherry picking which parts of ECJ ruling they decide to implement.
2017-03-28-The Intercept-After London attack, government scapegoats WhatsApp
Author: Ryan Gallagher
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on criticism of WhatsApp being a political statement rather than actual demands.
2017-03-27-The Verge-UK government renews calls for WhatsApp backdoor after London attack
Author: James Vincent
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on removing encryption on WhatsApp would make millions of people online less secure.
2017-03-27-VPN Compare-Encryption targeted by UK Home Secretary in wake of London terror attack
Author: David Spencer
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on removing encryption on WhatsApp would make millions of people online less secure.
2017-03-27-Mashable-UK wants WhatsApp to work with intelligence services after London attack
Author: Ariel Bogle
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on removing encryption on WhatsApp would make millions of people online less secure.
2017-03-27-UK Authority-Government stance on mugshots stirs further opposition
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on custody images only to be retained when police give a reason to retain them.
2017-03-27-Biometric Update-UK government’s position on facial biometrics database hit with liberal backlash
Author: Justin Lee
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on custody images only to be retained when police give a reason to retain them.
2017-03-26-Guardian-WhatsApp must be accessible to authorities, says Amber Rudd
Author: Andrew Sparrow
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on removing encryption on WhatsApp would make millions of people online less secure.
2017-03-26-IT World-UK official wants police access to WhatsApp messages
Author: John Ribeiro
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on removing encryption on WhatsApp would make millions of people online less secure.
2017-03-25-Torrent Freak-Lawyers & Academics Warn UK Against Criminalizing File-Sharers
Author: Andy
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to our campaign for online copyright infringement changes to the DEBill.
2017-03-25-The Independent-‘Database state’: Home Office attacked for storing police mugshots of millions of innocent people
Author: Rob Merrick
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on custody images only to be retained when police give a reason to retain them.
2017-03-25-Lawyers & Academics Send Warning Letter to UK Against Criminalizing Copyright Infringement
Author: Harshit Pandey
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to our campaign for online copyright infringement changes to the DEBill.
2017-03-21-The Register-Home Office admits it's preparing to accept EU ruling on surveillance
Author: Alexander J Martin
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Government needing to be clear on what changes they are proposing to retention of phone and email records following the CJEU judgment.
2017-03-21-Lib Dem Voice-Brian Paddick writes…A government without a moral compass was always going to end up on the rocks.
Author: Brian Paddick
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to our work on age verification in the DEBill.
2017-03-20-Wales Online-You think your gadgets serve you - but they may be serving others
Author: John Jewell
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the IPAct being the most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy.
2017-03-17-The Register-Oxford Uni boffins say internet filters probably won't protect teens
Author: Alexander J Martin
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on blocking of porn sites not preventing tech savvy teenagers from accessing pornographic material.
2017-03-17-Telegraph-Could GCHQ have spied on Donald Trump?
Author: Cara McGoogan
Summary: Javier Ruiz quoted on GCHQ being able to intercept Donald Trump's communications.
2017-03-16-Daily Express-Kodi Box WARNING - Kodi users will be threatened with 10 YEARS in PRISON
Author: Aaron Brown
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection with the criticism of the DEBill and its provisions on online copyright infringement.
2017-03-16-The Daily Star-Kodi warning - Live streaming users to be threatened with of 10 years in prison
Author: Luke Johnson
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection with the criticism of the DEBill and its provisions on online copyright infringement.
2017-03-12-Torrent Freak-Future Shock: UK Teenager Jailed For 5 Years For Downloading One Movie (Column)
Author: Andy
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection with the criticism of the DEBill and its provisions on online copyright infringement.
2017-03-10-ZD Net-UN privacy watchdog says 'little or no evidence' that mass surveillance works
Author: Zack Whittaker
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the IPAct being the most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy.
2017-03-10-Democratic Audit UK-The Law Commission’s dangerous proposals would turn whistleblowers and journalists into ‘spies’
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the proposals for a new Espionage Act being an attack on freedom of the press.
2017-03-09-Computer Weekly-Open Rights Group calls for control of spies’ use of zero-days
Author: Warwick Ashford
Summary: Ed Johnson-Williams quoted on the GCHQ responsibilities for disclosing hacking tools to the CIA.
2107-03-09-Digital Health-Google’s DeepMind building health data audit tool to counter transparency fears
Author: Laura Stevens
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on DeepMind making an interesting attempt to improve auditing of the way the data is stored, copied and used.
2017-03-08-Newsweek-Wikileaks dump: how to prevent yourself from being spied on
Author: Anthony Cuthbertson
Summary: Ed Johnson-Williams quoted on the importance of continuing to use encrypted messaging apps
2017-03-07-World IP Review-UKIPO responds to Open Rights Group criticism of copyright bill
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection with the IPO response to ORG’s campaign on online copyright infringement offences.
216-03-06-The Inquirer-ORG's Digital Economy Bill prison term concerns ignored by government
Author: Dave Neal
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection with the IPO response to ORG’s campaign on online copyright infringement offences.
2017-03-06-Torrent Freak-UK Govt Refuses to Back Down Over Criminalization of File-Sharers
Author: Andy
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection with the IPO response to ORG’s campaign on online copyright infringement offences.
2017-03-06-IP Pro the Internet-ORG and UKIPO clash over 10-year sentences
Author:Barney Dixon
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection with the IPO response to ORG’s campaign on online copyright infringement offences.
2017-03-05-The Guardian-Why political rebels love WhatsApp
Author: Stuart Dredge
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on MPs failing to see how vital encryption is in everyday life.
2017-03-03-IP Watch-Switzerland Next In Line To Gamble With Net Blocking
Author: Monika Ermert
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection with Blocked.org.
2017-03-03-The Real News-New UK Secrecy Laws Include Harsh Sentences For Journalists Working With Whistleblowers
Author: Kim Brown
Summary: Interview with Jim Killock on the Espionage Act.
2017-03-03-Nat Law Review-UK Search Engines And Rightsholders Join Forces To Combat Online Piracy
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection with criticism of the Digital Single Market Strategy.

February

2017-02-27-Gov wants to make the UK the 'safest place in the world to go online'
Author: Alexander J Martin
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on ensuring children’s safety online should go hand in hand with protecting their rights to privacy and free speech.
2017-02-22-Cameras in classrooms: An invasion of privacy or the future of teaching?
Author: Oliver Smith
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on cameras at schools being an excessive measure changing the learning dynamic.
2017-02-20-Lush-You are your data
Author:Kate Dancey-Downs
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the issues related to surveillance and privacy in the post-Trump era at a Lush event.
2017-02-19-Al Jazeera- Britain attempts to brand journalists as spies
Author: Jim Killock
Summary: Jim Killock wrote an opinion piece on the Espionage Act.
2017-02-18-Forbes-The Price Of Being A Whistleblower
Author: Karen Higginbottom
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to the Espionage Act causing alarm.
2017-02-16-World IP Review-UK copyright bill could make people ‘vulnerable to blackmail’
Summary: ORG quoted on concerns for copyright trolls misusing DEBill provisions for blackmail of vulnerable people.
2017-02-14-Tech Dirt-After Passing Worst Surveillance Law In A Democracy, UK Now Proposes Worst Anti-Whistleblowing Law
Author: Glynn Moody
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to the Espionage Act and IPAct being the most extreme surveillance law passed in a democracy.
2017-02-13-Daily Mail-Journalists and whistleblowers face 14 years in prison for exposing leaked official secrets: Threat to impose same penalties as those convicted of spying for foreign countries-
Author: Vanessa Allen
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on whistleblowing being vital to society in relation to the revised Espionage Act.
2017-02-13-The Guardian-No 10 denies plans would curb freedom of journalists and whistleblowers
Author: Rowena Mason
Summary: ORG mentioned in relation to the listed NGOs that were consulted on the revision of the Espionage Act.
2017-02-13-The Verge-UK considers new punishments for whistleblowers and journalists to deter the next Snowden
Author: James Vincent
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on whistleblowing being vital to society in relation to the revised Espionage Act.
2017-02-12-The Guardian-Government advisers accused of 'full-frontal attack' on whistleblowers
Author: Rob Evans, Ian Cobain, Nicola Slawson
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the Espionage Act being a full frontal attack on whistleblowers.
2017-02-11-Telegraph-Journalists who obtain leaked official material could be sent to prison under new proposals
Author: Lisa Kjellsson, Robert Mendick
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on whistleblowing being vital to society in relation to the revised Espionage Act.
2017-02-10-The Register-Planned Espionage Act could jail journos and whistleblowers as spies
Author: Duncan Campbell
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on whistleblowing being vital to society in relation to the revised Espionage Act.
2017-02-09-The Inquirer-Digital Economy Bill: Open Rights Group lets off a warning over 10-year copyright crimes
Author: Dave Neal
Summary: ORG quoted on concerns for copyright trolls misusing DEBill provisions for blackmail of vulnerable people.
2017-02-08-New Scientist-Age verification for online porn will be a security disaster
Author: Sally Adee
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the age verification issues for porn websites in the DEBill.
2017-02-08-Braodband Genie-UK porn blocking: Government age verification requirement “could set a dangerous precedent"
Summary: Jim Killock interviewed on ISP blocks for porn websites.
2017-02-06-New statesman-Inside the government's mad plan to catalog every video on the Internet
Author: Myles Jackman
Summary: Myles Jackman comments on the Government’s plans to introduce age verification and ISP blocking for porn websites.
2017-02-03-Order Order-Government to hire porn watching bureaucrats
Summary: ORG quoted about the new campaign for jobs for Internet classifiers.
2017-02-02-The Missouri Injury Blog-AI software algorithm can track your every move at work
Author: Samuel Butler
Summary: Javier Ruiz quoted on employees being given clarity on what information is collected and how it is used by AI software at a workplace.
2017-02-01-Gizmodo-Apply Now to be the Government's Official Porn Censor
Author: James O Malley
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection to the spoof campaign for Internet censor recruitment.
2017-02-01-The Inquirer-Open Rights Group spectacularly parodies UK attempts to herd online pornography
Author: Dave Neal
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection to the spoof campaign for Internet censor recruitment.
2017-02-01-The Register-UK.gov hiring folk to watch smutty vids? All hail our blind censors…
Author: Alexander J. Martin
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection to the spoof campaign for Internet censor recruitment.
2017-02-01-Mashable-This spoof government job involves watching porn all day
Author: Gianluca Mezzofiore
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection to the spoof campaign for Internet censor recruitment.

January

2017-01-31-Xbiz-Digital Economy Bill Spoof Campaign Debuts
Author: Rhett Pardon
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection to the spoof campaign for Internet censor recruitment.
2017-01-30-Business Insider-The UK tech industry reacts to Trump's immigration ban: 'A very dark and worrying time'
Author: Rob Price
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on calling on the UK government to limit raw data sharing with the US amidst the ban on Muslims entering the US.
2017-01-30-IT Pro-Travellers to US may be forced to hand over their web data
Author: Jane McCallion
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on Trump failing to uphold democratic values and making the world less safe as a consequence.
2017-01-30-New scientist-AI tracks your every move and tells your boss if you’re slacking
Author: Timothy Revell
Summary: Javier Ruiz quoted on people having the right to privacy against intrusive AI technology at workplace.
2017-01-26-ABC News-What is social media's long-term impact on your life? As we document and share our lives, there are implications on the future many aren’t considering.
Author: Justin Boggs, Clint Davis, Alex Hider, and Eric Pfahler
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on social media companies covering lots of purposes for data collection to avoid finding themselves constrained in the future.
2017-01-26-CNS News-Despite UN Criticism, UK Bill Aimed at Protecting Children From Online Porn Advances
Author: Kevin McCandless
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the age-verification proposals for website blocking being invariably used to censor also other than porn content.
2017-01-26-Alternet-British Companies Are Using a Tracking Device That Monitors Their Workers' Voices, Steps and Stress Levels
Author: Michael Arria
Summary: Pam Cowburn quoted on workplace tracking devices being part of a broader shift to a surveillance culture.
2017-01-26-The Ferret-New figures prompt claims of ‘no confidence’ in Scots counter terror policy
Author: Ferret journalists
Summary: Pam Cowburn quoted on extremist content filters can easily perpetuate discrimination against students from certain backgrounds.
2017-01-26-Computer Weekly-Microsoft’s cloud privacy battle may go to US Supreme Court
Author: Warwick Ashford
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection with submitting an amicus brief in support of Microsoft’s challenge to the US government to block them from accessing Microsoft servers in Ireland.
2017-01-20-Forbes-Trump Has Huge Powers To Spy On Brits - And They're Not Happy
Author: Emma Woollacott
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on a Trump presidency putting more pressure on the data sharing agreement with the UK.
2017-01-19-Raconteur-Soon your internet history may be public
Author: Charles Orton-Jones
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on privacy concerns of the DEBill and IPAct.
2017-01-19-Business Insider-The open internet is under threat, according to a new report — and it needs your help
Author: Rob Price
Summary: ORG mentioned as one of the organisation advocating privacy and security on the Internet.
2017-01-17-New Scientist-Resisting Trump: How to survive the next surveillance state
Author: Sally Adee
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on bulk data collection making it possible to search and process that data to determine if there is interesting material.
2017-01-16-IT Pro-Workplace monitoring: would you let your boss track your mood?
Author: Nicole Kobie
Summary: Pam Cowburn quoted on workplace tracking devices being part of a broader shift to a surveillance culture.
2017-01-13-The Guardian-WhatsApp vulnerability allows snooping on encrypted messages
Author: Manisha Ganguly
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on companies who offer end-to-end encryption to disclose their vulnerabilities if they are found.
2017-01-12-The Guardian-UN free speech advocate criticises UK plan to curb access to online porn
Author: Damien Gayle
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the age verification going badly wrong if the DEBill passes as it currently is.
2017-01-07-Scotsman-SNP accused of ‘running scared’ of ‘super ID database’ plans
Author: Scott Macnab
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the necessity for a debate on any plans that will lead to ID card system in Scotland.
2017-01-05-Lexology-Policing the internet - an age old problem
Author: Joseph Byrne
Summary: ORG mentioned in connection with Alec Muffett who was quoted on the hacking dangers created by age-verification systems.
2017-01-05-Sky News-Social media terms and conditions 'incomprehensible' to children
Author: Tom Cheshire
Summary: Pam Cowburn quoted on the lack of clarity on how company use people’s personal data.

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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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