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

March

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.
217-03-09-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.

2016

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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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