Open Rights Group

Type: Organization
Name: Open Rights Group
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Open Rights Group wants EE to open the book on its recent content lock-alypse

THE OPEN RIGHTS GROUP (ORG) is looking to telecommunications firm EE for answers about why some of its customers found their access to a wide range of websites blocked. and a regular critic of them. It says, and many people agree with it, that . and a ... [Published TheInquirer.net - 5 hours ago]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Google reveal data requests from governments up 150%

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 ByBlue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival.In its , Google have stated that the number of data information requests increased 15% sequentially in the first half of this year, with ... [Published Blue & Green Tomorrow - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

TTIP: The ‘harmonization’ of regulation for the benefit of corporations

Negotiated in secret and widely opposed by civil society and community groups, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) calls for the ‘harmonisation’ of regulations between the United States and the E.U.  Safety, Health and Environmental ... [Published Disabled People Against Cuts - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Are you being subjected to 'private sector censorship' ?

Do you want to access adult material at home? It is a question that everyone who sets up a new broadband connection has to answer, and by the end of the year all other internet users in the UK will be asked the same.In July 2013, David Cameron promised, ... [Published The Big Issue - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

Targeted TV ads sell different people different stuff

NEXT time you settle in for a night of television, pay attention to the adverts. Do they seem a little more personal than usual? If so, you are not alone – TV networks are increasingly using techniques borrowed from online advertising to show different ... [Published New Scientist - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

Open Rights Group wants to build ORG Scotland

With the referendum on whether Scotland will remain part of Great Britain or go it alone coming in just two weeks time, whatever the result, many are hoping it leads to more rights for the Scottish people and certainly more control over their own future. ... [Published KitGuru.net - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 2 reports

Lawyers and web experts attack UK’s fast-tracking of surveillance legislation

The World Wide Web Foundation and the U.K. Law Society have both strongly criticized the British government for attempting to fast-track the new Data Retention and Investigation Powers (DRIP) Act , which is meant to keep existing surveillance powers ... [Published GigaOM - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 2 reports

UK fast-tracks communications data retention law and plans new US data-sharing deal [GigaOM]

As reported a few days ago, the U.K. is set to introduce emergency legislation to make up for a recent ruling by Europe’s top court, which struck down an EU-wide law forcing communications firms to hang on to subscriber data for law enforcement purposes. ... [Published GigaOM Network - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 2 reports

MPs raise fears over move to push surveillance bill through Commons

May dubbed 'Mrs Snoop' as politicians say emergency measures applied to new legislation could have 'unintended consequences' Some senior politicians are concerned that home secretary Theresa May will rush through the bill with just a single day of scrutiny ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 2 reports

One in Five Websites Blocked in the UK

One in five websites are being blocked in the UK by Internet service providers in an attempt to protect children from mature content, according to a study by the Open Rights Group . However, over-blocking is affecting businesses, bloggers and regular ... [Published HOTforSecurity - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 2 reports

UK's Web Filters Blocking Nearly One-Fifth Of The World's Most Popular Websites

Remember UK Prime Minister David Cameron's China Lite® web blockade , the one that was set up to keep British children from stumbling across Internet Pornography™ and other assorted subjectively objectionable material? While being ostensibly "for ... [Published Techdirt - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 2 reports

One in five sites blocked by the UK's over-zealous 'pornography filters'

Nearly one in five websites are being blocked by government-promoted filters, according to a new tool created by the Open Rights Group. The filters have been introduced by internet service providers (ISPs) following a range of measures championed by David ... [Published The Independent - Jul 02 2014]

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"On a side note, maybe it would be a good idea to send a text message to customers, informing them of today's persistent issue with the filter. You can post links on twitter as much as you like, but this thread is blocked by the filter you're having issues with. Oh the irony, eh!"
"Parents ask me all the time, ‘How do you have a conversation with your child about porn?’ You don’t, you just have a relationship with your child so if they want to ask you those sorts of questions they feel they can.”"
...acknowledged Nate Schenkkan of Freedom House, a nonprofit watchdog group that advocates for political and civil liberties around the world, "but many also contain political speech or focus on such issues as sexual orientation that the government might disapprove of." Even pornography, said Schenkkan, shouldn't be blocked for the entire adult population in the name of protecting children
...Marketers have always matched ads to the likely audience of a programme, but this new generation goes much further. "Once you start to get down to household addressability, that's a different story" Burke says

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Open Rights Group wants EE to open the book on ... [Published TheInquirer.net - 5 hours ago]
Google reveal data requests from governments up... [Published Blue & Green Tomorrow - Sep 17 2014]
TTIP: The ‘harmonization’ of regulation for the... [Published Disabled People Against Cuts - Sep 13 2014]
Are you being subjected to 'private sector cens... [Published The Big Issue - Sep 10 2014]
Certificate Transparency [Published ACM Queue - Sep 10 2014]
Magid: When well-intentioned Internet measures ... [Published ChicoER.com - Sep 05 2014]
Targeted TV ads sell different people different... [Published New Scientist - Sep 03 2014]
Open Rights Group wants to build ORG Scotland [Published KitGuru.net - Sep 03 2014]
News Roundup: Tweeting Women, the New Cookie an... [Published IDG Connect - Aug 26 2014]
​‘Addictive’: Majority of UK youngsters believe... [Published Russia Today - Aug 20 2014]
Can't touch this: PM announces age rating plan ... [Published Russia Today - Aug 18 2014]
DRIP: why the surveillance bill is bad news [Published PC Advisor - Aug 14 2014]
How Tim Wu can shuffle the deck [Published New York Daily News - Aug 13 2014]
Study shows many Brits opting out of ISP filters [Published Venturebeat - Jul 23 2014]
Department of Dirty will help Cameron depornify... [Published Boing Boing - Jul 23 2014]
UK Government Faces Lawsuit Over Emergency Surv... [Published Slashdot - Jul 19 2014]
As Feared, UK Data Retention Act Passed In Reco... [Published Techdirt - Jul 18 2014]
DRIP 2014: A Conspiracy Theory [Published SCL.org - Jul 18 2014]
Will Drip law make UK citizens' data more attra... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 18 2014]
Open Rights Group wants to sue UK government ov... [Published Boing Boing - Jul 18 2014]
Open Rights Group attempts to block Drip legisl... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 18 2014]
We deserve scrutiny, not hysteria, when it come... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Jul 17 2014]
Drip, drip, drip; and the next thing you know, ... [Published Crooked Timber - Jul 14 2014]
Unprecedented new powers in surveillance bill, ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 13 2014]
Lawyers and web experts attack UK’s fast-tracki... [Published GigaOM - Jul 11 2014]
Lawyers and web experts attack UK’s fast-tracki... [Published GigaOM Network - Jul 11 2014]
Government announces emergency legislation to c... [Published Out-Law.com - Jul 10 2014]
MPs raise fears over move to push surveillance ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 10 2014]
UK fast-tracks communications data retention la... [Published GigaOM Network - Jul 10 2014]
UK fast-tracks communications data retention la... [Published GigaOM - Jul 10 2014]
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Study shows many Brits opting out of ISP filters [Published Venturebeat - Jul 23 2014]
Image Credit: Paul Mayne Only a small percentage of ISP customers in the U.K. choose to opt into family friendly content filtering with their subscription, according to a  study  the U.K.’s Office of Communications published yesterday. This research ...
Department of Dirty will help Cameron depornify... [Published Boing Boing - Jul 23 2014]
div class="video-container"> Pam writes, "Open Rights Group has produced a new satirical film to raise awareness of internet filters - a spoof campaign by the 'Department of Dirty'." Read the rest ...
As Feared, UK Data Retention Act Passed In Reco... [Published Techdirt - Jul 18 2014]
It was just a week ago that Techdirt warned about a new "Snooper's Charter" that would be rammed through the British Parliament in record time. As feared, that has happened, and the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill -- DRIP to its friends ...
Open Rights Group wants to sue UK government ov... [Published Boing Boing - Jul 18 2014]
Parliament has passed #DRIP, a sweeping, illegal surveillance bill that doubles down on the old surveillance law, which was struck down by the European Court for violating fundamental human rights. Read the rest ...
Drip, drip, drip; and the next thing you know, ... [Published Crooked Timber - Jul 14 2014]
UK CT readers, please read this Open Rights Group myth-buster on the surveillance legislation the three main parties have stitched up behind closed doors, and plan to vote through as an emergency tomorrow. Is your MP planning to vote for it? If they ...
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