Today's ISPA UK awards no longer feature @mozilla as Internet villain.
ISPA's list of points around DNS over HTTPS #doh are (mostly) reasonable points to consider.
Good to see some common sense break out, albeit sad that #article13 can't now win the category
EU's upload filters are coming. Why and how the Open Source world must fight them https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/online-censorship-coming-heres-how-stop-it
Nominating @mozilla as Internet Villain does not seem justifiable. DoH is a response to interference with DNS, sometimes including censorship, and interception of DNS results by state actors.
It smacks of ISPAUK's members wanting to blame someone else for impacts of #doh on UK filtering and blocking.
consumer victimisation, publishers in denial
Microsoft's Ebook Apocalypse Shows the Dark Side of #DRM
Answering my own question, there is some evidence here: https://the-federation.info/
feel like I am years late to the #rpi party, but I've got my mp3 / cd collection onto one this week, which is definitely fun
Blighty's online pr0n gatekeepers are begging for a regulatory beating, says digital rights org https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/06/17/uk_p0rn_gatekeepers_beg_for_regulatory_beating/ #pornblock #ageverification
BBFC age verification standard is "pointless, misleading and potentially dangerous" says our new report https://www.openrightsgroup.org/press/releases/2019/org-report:-bbfc-age-verification-standard-is-pointless,-misleading-and-potentially-dangerous #pornblock #ageverification
It's back—#jail4journalists under a new UK Espionage Act: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/05/20/espionage_act_proposal/
Home Sec Sajid Javid proposes criminal sanctions for whistleblowers / theguardian journalists to stop any future Edward Snowden
DNS over HTTPS is getting serious backlash in the UK because DNS poisoning plus DPI for DNS rewriting is the basis of content filtering and injunction-based blocking.
Sadly nobody remembers that people warned that "censorship is interpreted as damage" in a network.
Trying to decide if my hotel here in Almaty has flaky DNS or if #khazakhstan is randomly blocking / reducing access to things.
archive.org definitely seems to be blocked, full stop.
I work at Open Rights Group
Founded on #4opens and moderated by an ethical code of conduct. Its a safe space for Campaigning and NGO groups to access their members via #openweb projects.
"We can't engage as communities, unless we have money. I can't even express how angry this makes me."
- an activist group using Facebook. People and organisations who feel this way are our initial targets.
We are launching two new Mastodon instances for activists and campaigners to aid communication of grassroot groups; putting social media back in our hands by providing a free, unfettered home for campaigners, NGO’s and activists to communicate among their peers and beyond.
This project is a way out of the restricted, algorithmic, for-profit mediation and commercialisation of communication we increasingly experience. If you do not pay to "boost" each post, a Facebook page will only reach 3-6% of members. This soon becomes an expensive drain on limited NGO and activist budgets.
Activists and campaigners alike are ready to shift their outreach away from the corporate social networks paid-per-view “walled gardens”.
Mastodon is the worlds largest free open source decentralised microblogging network; it’s thousands of unique, interconnected communities, filled with different people, interests, languages, and needs.
You’re free to join any community you like, or better yet, host your own, on your own terms. It remains possible for members of each to instance to interact with others.
There is no monopoly by a single commercial company, no ads, and no tracking.
We aim to help activism/campaigning groups to make this step now.