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.

2018

May

2018-05-28-WikiTribune-UK push for ‘porn passes’ raises privacy and data concerns
Author: Lydia Morrish (and other collaborators)
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in a story in the new collaboratively-edited WikiTribune.
Topics: Online age verificationPrivacy
2018-05-27-The Sun-Sainsbury’s customers blast CCTV screens that ‘could reveal PIN numbers’
Author: Charlie Parker
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in a story about supermarkets installing invasive CCTV systems at self-checkouts.
Topics: Privacy
2018-05-25-The Register-GDPRmageddon: They think it's all over! Protip, it has only just begun
Author: Rebecca Hill
Summary: ORG's legal challenge against the Immigration Exemption mentioned in a story about GDPR and the Data Protection Act.
Topics: Privacy
2018-05-18-HuffPost-Hostile Environment 2.0: Why EU Citizens And Open Rights Group Are Taking Government to Court Over Data Protection
Author: Axel Antoni
Summary: Article covering the Immigration Exemption of the DPBill and ORG's CrowdJustice legal funding campaign with the3million.
Topics: Data protection
2018-05-15-The Parallax-What ‘EFail’ means for your email privacy
Author: Seth Rosenblatt
Summary: Board member Alec Muffett quoted in a story about security advice given by the EFF surrounding security vulnerabilities found in common implementations of PGP email encryption.
Topics: Encryption
2018-05-14-bit-tech-Researchers warn of PGP/GPG email vulnerabilities
Author: Gareth Halfacree
Summary: Board member Alec Muffett quoted in a story about security advice given by the EFF surrounding security vulnerabilities found in common implementations of PGP email encryption.
Topics: Encryption
2018-05-14-New Statesman-The government is enlisting startups to help it crack down on ISIS imagery
Author: Oscar Williams
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in a story about the use of algorithmic technology to automatically identify terrorist propaganda uploaded to the internet.
Topics: Internet censorship
2018-05-14-Alphr-UK newsagents to sell “porn passes” to the over 18
Author: Thomas McMullan
Summary: Myles Jackman quoted in a story about AVSecure's 'porn pass' system of selling pornography-related age verification cards in physical retailers.
Topics: Online age verification
2018-05-13-Metro-Adults may be forced to buy £10 'porn pass’ from newsagents to access X-rated movies 'anonymously'
Author: Rachel Bishop
Summary: Board member Alec Muffett quoted in a story about AVSecure's 'porn pass' system of selling pornography-related age verification cards in physical retailers.
Topics: Online age verification
2018-05-13-Daily Mail-Newsagents to sell 'porn passes' so adults visiting X-rated websites can prove they are over 18 when age verification laws come in to force
Author: Stewart Paterson
Summary: Board member Alec Muffett quoted in a story about AVSecure's 'porn pass' system of selling pornography-related age verification cards in physical retailers.
Topics: Online age verification
2018-05-11-The Ferret-Police criticised for million pound spend on mobile phone cracking tools
Author: The Ferret
Summary: Matthew Rice quoted in a story about Police Scotland's purchase of Cellebrite mobile phone hacking and forensic analysis equipment.
Topics: Privacy
2018-05-10-New Statesman-Jim Killock: why we’re taking the government to court over the Data Protection Bill
Author: Jim Killock
Summary: Op-ed by Jim Killock about ORG's CrowdJustice fundraising campaign to challenge the Immigration Exemption in the Data Protection Bill.
Topics: Data Protection
2018-05-09-Gizmodo UK-Open Rights Group is Taking the Government to Court Over Immigrant Data Access Exemptions
Author: Tom Pritchard
Summary: Jim quoted in an article about ORG's CrowdJustice fundraising campaign to challenge the Immigration Exemption in the Data Protection Bill.
Topics: Data Protection
2018-05-09-The Guardian-Ministers risk judicial review of plan to deny immigrants data access
Author: Lisa O'Carroll
Summary: Article about ORG's CrowdJustice fundraising campaign to challenge the Immigration Exemption in the Data Protection Bill.
Topics: Data Protection
2018-05-09-The Guardian-Data rules threaten 'last avenue' used in thousands of immigration cases
Author: Owen Bowcott
Summary: Article about the Immigration Exemption in the Data Protection Bill. Mentions ORG and our CrowdJustice campaign.
Topics: Data Protection
2018-05-08-The Register-UK age-checking smut overlord won't be able to handle the pressure – critics
Author: Rebecca Hill
Summary: ORG quoted in an article about age verification, questioning whether the BBFC have the capacity to deal with the role they have been assigned.
Topics: Online age verification
2018-05-08-Gizmodo UK-ISP Internet Filters Cock Up Again, Block Disney Sites, Internet Safety Tips, and More
Author: Tom Pritchard
Summary: ORG and Blocked! mentioned in an article about the failings of adult content filters. Mostly based on original TorrentFreak article.
Topics: Internet censorship
2018-05-05-BoingBoing-Britain's Great Firewall blocks access to official Disney sites, internet safety guides, VPNs, and coding sites for kids
Author: Cory Doctorow
Summary: ORG and Blocked! mentioned in an article about the failings of adult content filters. Mostly based on original TorrentFreak article.
Topics: Internet censorship
2018-05-05-TorrentFreak-UK Internet Filters Block Disney Sites, Internet Safety Tips, and More
Author: Ernesto
Summary: ORG and Blocked! mentioned in an article about the failings of adult content filters.
Topics: Internet censorship

April

2018-04-29-The Sun-Facebook ‘planning new device that sends messages to you SKIN to help you read them in important meetings’
Author: Charlie Parker
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in a story about Facebook's work on invasive body-worn technologies.
Topics: Privacy
2018-04-27-BBC News-Deadline to amend UK surveillance laws
Author: BBC News
Summary: Javier Ruiz quoted in a judgment about Liberty's recent ruling in their 'People v Snoooper's Charter' challenge.
Topics: Privacy
2018-04-27-BBC News-Porn: All you need to know about the UK's porn block for under 18s
Author: Nicholas Rotherham
Summary: Pandora Blake quoted and mentioned as an ORG AC member in an article about age verification for pornography.
Topics: Online age verification
2018-04-26-Digital Journal-Firm Announces New Solutions to Remove Arrest and Mugshot Records from the Web
Author: DeleteMyMugshot
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in a press release from a company who specialise in removing police mugshots from the internet.
Topics: Data protection
2018-04-23-The Guardian-Home Office data exemption sparks fears of further Windrush scandals
Author: Owen Bowcott
Summary: ORG litigation threats with Leigh Day and the3million against the Immigration Exemption mentioned in a story about the Windrush scandal.
Topics: Data protection
2018-04-18-Engadget-Our democracy is broken. Why can't technology fix it?
Author: Andrew Tarantola
Summary: ORG's 2014 publication about the dangers of electronic voting mentioned.
Topics: Electronic voting
2018-04-16-Digit-Scottish Government Gives Go-Ahead For E-Voting Pilot
Author: Dominique Adams
Summary: Matthew Rice quoted in a story about electronic voting trials.
Topics: Electronic voting
2018-04-13-BBC News-Google loses 'right to be forgotten' case
Author: BBC News
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in a story about the 'right to be forgotten'.
Topics: Data protection
2018-04-13-The Guardian-Google cases are a battle between right to privacy and right to know
Author: Jamie Grierson
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in a story about the 'right to be forgotten'.
Topics: Data protection
2018-04-13-The Telegraph-Criminals can claim 'right to be forgotten' following landmark Google case
Author: Olivia Rudgard
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in a story about the 'right to be forgotten'.
Topics: Data protection
2018-04-13-New Stateman Tech-Why do politicians still trust Facebook with our fundamental rights?
Author: Jim Killock
Summary: Op-Ed by Jim discussing some reactions during Mark Zuckerberg's testimony in congress
Topics: Data Protection, Privacy
2018-04-11-BBC Three Counties-Roberto Perrone
Author: BBC Three Counties
Summary: Matthew Rice discussing Mark Zuckerberg's testimony in congress
Topics: Data Protection, Privacy
2018-04-11-BBC World News
Author: BBC World News
Summary: Matthew Rice discussing Mark Zuckerberg's testimony in congress
Topics: Data Protection, Privacy
2018-04-11-BBC One-Victoria Derbyshire
Author: BBC One
Summary: Matthew Rice discussing Mark Zuckerberg's testimony in congress
Topics: Data Protection, Privacy
2018-04-09-BBC 5 Live-5 Live Drive
Author: BBC 5 Live
Summary: Jim Killock interviewed about Facebook
Topics: Data Protection, Privacy
2018-04-09-Huffington Post-Political Parties And Advertisers Need To Be Held To Account: Here’s How
Author: Jim Killock
Summary: Op-Ed by Jim Killock arguing for amendments to the Data Protection Bill
Topics: Data Protection, Privacy
2018-04-06-The Independent-Facebook Secretly Worked on Gathering Patient Data From Hospitals
Author: Anthony Cutherbertson
Summary: Jim Quoted in an article about Facebook trying to get access to patient data
Topics: Data Protection, Privacy
2018-04-05-Al-Jazeera-NewsGrid
Author: Al-Jazeera
Summary: Jim discussing Facebook and Cambridge Analytica
Topics: Data Protection, Privacy
2018-04-06-BBC News-iPhone update adds privacy 'transparency'
Author: BBC News
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in a story about Apple adding improved privacy controls to their iOS operating system for mobile phones.
Topics: Privacy

March

2018-03-28-The Week-UK porn block: Digital Economy Act to limit access to adult websites
Author: The Week
Summary: Myles Jackman quoted in a story about the lack of public awareness about the forthcoming age verification requirements.
Topics: Online age verification, Privacy
2018-03-27-The Guardian-UK website age checks could create Facebook of porn, critics warn
Author: Damien Gayle
Summary: Jim Killock and Myles Jackman quoted in a story about age verification leading to a monopoly on the market for MindGeek.
Topics: Online age verification, Privacy
2018-03-26-Daily Express-'Utterly hypocritical' SNP have been harvesting voters social media data for SEVEN years
Author: Ben Borland
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in a story about the SNP making use of data from the NationBuilder tool.
Topics: Data protection, Privacy
2018-03-24-LADbible-Study Shows UK Has No Idea Adult Films Are About To Be Blocked In The UK
Author: Daisy Phillipson
Summary: Myles Jackman quoted in a story about age verification and the potential dangers it represents to privacy.
Topics: Online age verification, Privacy
2018-03-23-The Sun-Porn blocked in the UK? You probably didn’t even know the XXX age checks were happening
Author: Sean Keach
Summary: Myles Jackman quoted in a story about age verification and the potential dangers it represents to privacy.
Topics: Online age verification, Privacy
2018-03-22-BBC News-Facebook data - do we get what we deserve?
Author: BBC News
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in a story about the ongoing revelations facing Facebook around the re-use of their data by Cambridge Analytica.
Topics: Data protection, Privacy
2018-03-22-The Register-El Reg deep dive: Everything you need to know about UK.gov's pr0n block
Author: Rebecca Hill
Summary: Myles Jackman quoted in a story about the current status of online age verification plans for pornographic content.
Topics: Online age verification
2018-03-21-Sky News-Cambridge Analytica: Mark Zuckerberg 'to break silence' on Facebook data scandal
Author: David Mercer
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in a story about Facebook's response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Topics: Data protection, Privacy
2018-03-21-The Telegraph-From Obama to Tinder: Cambridge Analytica wasn't the first and won't be the last to exploit our data
Author: Eleanor Steafel, Guy Kelly, and Helena Horton
Summary: Alex Haydock quoted in a story about Cambridge Analytica and third-party apps' use of Facebook data.
Topics: Data protection, Privacy
2018-03-21-The Telegraph-How to protect your data on Facebook
Author: Matthew Field
Summary: Alex Haydock quoted in a story giving practical advice to users about how to limit the sharing of their data on Facebook.
Topics: Data protection, Privacy
2018-03-20-The Ferret-Electronic voting could pose security risk in Scotland, claim campaigners
Author: Karin Goodwin
Summary: Matthew Rice quoted in a story about the potential risks of electronic voting.
Topics: Data protection
2018-03-20-The Independent-Facebook's latest data scandal is just the beginning – and not even the worst of it, warn privacy experts
Author: Andrew Griffin
Summary: Javier Ruiz quoted in a story about Cambridge Analytica and third-party apps' use of Facebook data.
Topics: Data protection, Privacy
2018-03-15-The Guardian-Twitter a 'particular challenge' for plans for online pornography age checks
Author: Damien Gayle
Summary: Jim Killock quoted on the GDPR providing only general rules unsuited to the particularly sensitive information involved in the age verification of pornographic websites.
Topics: Online age verification, Privacy
2018-03-13-The Sun-UK porn laws could lead to blackmail, suicide – and young Brits turning to extremism
Author: Sean Keach
Summary: Myles Jackman quoted extensively in a story about age verification technology and the potential downsides.
Topics: Online age verification, Privacy
2018-03-12-BBC News-Online porn age checks delayed in UK
Author: Zoe Kleinman
Summary: Myles Jackman quoted in a story about the recent DCMS press release confirming the age verification deadline has been pushed back.
Topics: Online age verification, Privacy
2018-03-12-The Independent-Porn age-verification laws delayed by UK Government amid widespread confusion about how they will actually work
Author: Andrew Griffin
Summary: Myles Jackman quoted in a story about the recent DCMS press release confirming the age verification deadline has been pushed back.
Topics: Online age verification, Privacy
2018-03-12-Wired UK-The UK's controversial online porn block has been delayed
Author: Matt Burgess
Summary: Alex Haydock quoted in a story about the recent DCMS press release confirming the age verification deadline has been pushed back.
Topics: Online age verification, Privacy
2018-03-12-The Guardian-Porn site age checks are delayed to make sure officials 'get it right'
Author: Damien Gayle
Summary: Myles Jackman quoted in a story about the recent DCMS press release confirming the age verification deadline has been pushed back.
Topics: Online age verification, Privacy
2018-03-08-The Scotsman-Scots unlikely to be given option to vote online soon
Author: Scott Macnab
Summary: ORG mentioned in story about Scottish Electronic voting proposals.
Topics: Electronic voting
2018-03-06-BBC News-Porn check critics fear data breach
Author: Zoe Kleinman
Summary: ORG featured prominently in article about possible data breaches from age verification tools. Myles Jackman quoted.
Topics: Privacy
2018-03-06-The Times-Porn site data breaches ‘could wreck careers’
Author: Mark Bridge
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in article about possible data breaches from age verification tools.
Topics: Privacy
2018-03-06-The Telegraph-Age checks on porn 'risk exposing sexual tastes'
Author: Margi Murphy
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in article about possible data breaches from age verification tools.
Topics: Privacy
2018-03-05-Institute of Welsh Affairs-Online voting : The end of the polling station?
Author: Jim Killock
Summary: Opinion piece authored by Jim Killock for the Institute of Welsh Affairs, discussing the concerns around electronic voting proposals.
Topics: Electronic voting
2018-03-05-Daily Mail-PornHub’s AgeID age verification software to hit the UK soon
Author: Ben Rabinovich
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in article about possible data breaches from age verification tools.
Topics: Privacy
2018-03-05-The Guardian-Home Office plans to deny immigrants access to data 'are illegal'
Author: Owen Bowcott
Summary: ORG mentioned in story about our potential legal action against the immigration exemption in the Data Protection Bill.
Topics: Data protection
2018-03-05-TechCrunch-UK facing legal action over immigration exemption in DP bill
Author: Natasha Lomas
Summary: ORG mentioned in story about our potential legal action against the immigration exemption in the Data Protection Bill.
Topics: Data protection

February

2018-02-28-TechDirt-UK's New 'Extremist Content' Filter Will Probably Just End Up Clogged With Innocuous Content
Author: Tim Cushing
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in a story questioning how effective Amber Rudd's proposed AI-based 'extremist content' filter will be.
Topics: Online censorship
2018-02-21-DIGIT-Third of UK Consumers Want to be Digitally Erased
Author: Dominique Adams
Summary: Matthew Rice quoted in a story about consumer enthusiasm for the GDPR's right to data erasure.
Topics: Data protectionPrivacy
2018-02-17-Gay Star News-Sky UK block gay-teen support website deemed 'pornographic' by its algorithms
Author: Joe Gamp
Summary: ORG's Blocked! tool featured heavily in an article about Sky blocking access to LGBT support sites. Myles Jackman also quoted.
Topics: Internet censorship
2018-02-14-The Register-Despite the headlines, Rudd's online terror takedown tool is only part of the solution
Author: Rebecca Hill
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in a story about Amber Rudd's claim that the Government have developed an algorithmic tool to detect terrorist propaganda videos.
Topics: Internet censorship
2018-02-13-Engadget-UK government has its own AI for detecting extremist videos
Author: Rachel England
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in a story about Amber Rudd's claim that the Government have developed an algorithmic tool to detect terrorist propaganda videos.
Topics: Internet censorship
2018-02-13-BBC Radio 5 Live-5 Live Drive
Author: BBC Radio 5 Live
Summary: Jim Killock interviewed on Radio 5 Live about Amber Rudd's claim that the Government have developed an algorithmic tool to detect terrorist propaganda videos.
Topics: Internet censorship
2018-02-08-The Guardian-Ask Jack: How can I control my child’s social media use?
Author: Jack Schofield
Summary: ORG's Blocked tool mentioned in The Guardian's 'Ask Jack' readers' questions page.
Topics: Censorship
2018-02-02-Dazed Digital-Inside the disturbing revenge porn forum sharing gay men’s nudes
Author: Michael Rose
Summary: Alex Haydock quoted in an article about a "Revenge Porn" site targeted at sharing explicit images without permission.
Topics: Privacy
2018-02-01-Daily Mail-Pornhub will now ask for users' names and addresses before they browse in a move that has triggered fears of Ashley Madison-style blackmail leaks
Author: Stewart Paterson
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in a story about age verification, the BBFC, and the dangers posed by a central database of ID connected to users' porn viewing habits.
Topics: Privacy
2018-02-01-The Inquirer-Pornhub's 'AgeID' system will require punters to hand over their date of birth
Author: Tom Allen
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in a story about age verification, the BBFC, and the dangers posed by a central database of ID connected to users' porn viewing habits.
Topics: Privacy

January

2018-01-31-Metro-New porn laws will mean Pornhub asks for your name and address before browsing
Author: Rob Waugh
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in a story about age verification, the BBFC, and the dangers posed by a central database of ID connected to users' porn viewing habits.
Topics: Privacy
2018-01-31-bit-tech-Appeals Court rules against government surveillance law
Author: Gareth Halfacree
Summary: Matthew Rice quoted in a story about the Court of Appeal's judgment ruling mass surveillance illegal.
Topics: Surveillance
2018-01-30-buzz.ie-UK citizens could soon have to use their passport to access porn
Author: Buzz Contributor
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in a story about age verification, the BBFC, and the dangers posed by a central database of ID connected to users' porn viewing habits.
Topics: Privacy
2018-01-25-The Inquirer-ORG slams NHS Digital's data off-shoring plan as a 'dangerous move'
Author: Tom Allen
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in a story about the NHS storing data offshore, and the US Privacy Shield scheme.
Topics: Data protection, Privacy
2018-01-24-IT PRO-NHS Digital greenlights off-shore data storage
Author: Dale Walker
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in a story about the NHS storing data offshore, and the US Privacy Shield scheme.
Topics: Data protection, Privacy
2018-01-23-BBC News-NHS Digital approves data off-shoring in new guidance
Author: BBC News
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in a story about the NHS storing data offshore, and the US Privacy Shield scheme.
Topics: Data protection, Privacy
2018-01-18-The Inquirer-UK gov uses cartoon series to show kids the 'fun side' of intellectual property
Author: Chris Merriman
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in story about the Government introuducing intellectual property lessons into the Key Stage 2 curriculum.
Topics: Intellectual property
2018-01-18-TorrentFreak-UK Government Teaches 7-Year-Olds That Piracy is Stealing
Author: Ernesto
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in story about the Government introuducing intellectual property lessons into the Key Stage 2 curriculum.
Topics: Intellectual property
2018-01-17-BBC News-Kitty Perry and the copyright lessons for seven-year-olds
Author: Brian Wheeler
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in story about the Government introuducing intellectual property lessons into the Key Stage 2 curriculum.
Topics: Intellectual property
2018-01-15-Metro-New porn laws due in April will force porn sites to ID everyone – here’s what you need to know
Author: Rob Waugh
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in a story outlining how age verification will work.
Topics: Privacy
2018-01-14-Daily Star-Porn law changes: How people allowed to watch it will be TRANSFORMED from April
Author: Anthony Blair
Summary: Jim Killock quoted in a story outlining how age verification will work.
Topics: Privacy
2018-01-09-EU Observer-Commission: 120 minutes to remove illegal online content
Author: Nikolaj Nielsen
Summary: EU Observer uses an ORG quote from a Dec 2017 BBC News story in an article about the EU Commission's suggestion that internet platform providers equip themselves to remove extremist material on their platform within 2 hours.
Topics: Online censorship
2018-01-05-BBC News-Porn age-checks risk pushing children to dark web, officials warn
Author: Brian Wheeler
Summary: Myles Jackman quoted in a story about potential problems with age verification.
Topics: Privacy
2018-01-05-Gizmodo UK-The Government has Admitted That Porn Age Checks Could Harm Small ISPs and Increase Fraud
Author: Tom Pritchard
Summary: Myles Jackman quoted in a story about potential problems with age verification.
Topics: Privacy

2017

See: ORG Press Coverage/2017

2016

See: ORG Press Coverage/2016

2015

See: ORG Press Coverage/2015

2014

See: ORG Press Coverage/2014

2013

See: ORG Press Coverage/2013

2012

See: ORG Press Coverage/2012

2011

See: ORG Press Coverage/2011

2010

See: ORG Press Coverage/2010

2009

See: ORG Press Coverage/2009

2008

See: ORG Press Coverage/2008

2007

See: ORG Press Coverage/2007

2006

See: ORG Press Coverage/2006

2005

See: ORG Press Coverage/2005