@openrightsgroup Here is the ORG report on mobile content filters (on by default in the UK!) https://www.openrightsgroup.org/about/reports/collateral-damage-in-the-war-against-online-harms
At a meeting today with O2, EE, Vodafone, ThreeUK about mobile blocking, to discuss @openrightsgroup ’s report - make the BBFC's appeals better, stop blocking things like wedding photographers and cannabis oils
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I'm guessing federation might make #mastodon a bit unreliable for video, if your own node is low powered, and your content gets widely shared.
How is #mastodon for video clips?
At #UKIGF19 today, will be interesting to see if anyone else on the fediverse is paying attention to it!
Decided to read up on voting systems since the UK's vision despite the many systems we use is so blinkered. Amazed to find the amount of theory out there, I found and posted this. I was particularly interested in the way properties of voting systems were defined and thus became testable. Anyone want to add to my reading? http://wiki.davelevy.info/multiple-choice-voting-systems/
Brexit / March
Had a lovely time on the march today. Great to bump into friends on the way and to march with them.
I wasn’t massively pro EU before this Brexit malarkey started. Now I’m helping with pro EU and pro UK projects and I’m out on the streets.
So if #XR didn't organise the tube stop, why are their spokespeople defending it? They surely need to be able to keep hold of their tactics and brand, and keep the public with them. This isn't working in their favour.
Age Verification is dead – for now https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2019/age-verification-is-dead-for-now #AgeVerification #pornblock
#AgeVerification plans are halted, says Nicky Morgan MP. That's great news for the privacy of millions of UK citizens who access adult content.
The plans were extremely bad, and would have opened a market prone to user tracking, profiling and of course, leaks.
There would have been a steady stream of scams, blackmail emails, and credit card theft sites all thanks to this half-baked scheme.
We should all be very thankful that it is paused, dropped, scrapped, for now.
ICYMI: #QueensSpeech contains commitment to #onlineharms bill. Explanatory notes here: https://wiki.openrightsgroup.org/wiki/Queen%27s_Speech_2019#Online_harms
Thread on how China's communist party has explicitly created an app that can turn an android device intl to a listening device for an Orwellian nightmare #RFC1984.
The Chinese Communist Party appears to have “superuser” access to the entire data on more than 100 million Android-based cellphones through a back door in a propaganda app that the government has been promoting aggressively this year. ht…
With the climate strikers marching on their front feet – and the old guard caught retreating on its heels – we have a clear opportunity to achieve true system change.
But it will require a #GreenNewDeal. This @gndforeurope https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/14/green-new-deal-banking-business-economic-recession?CMP=share_btn_tw
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