- Jeremy Wright needs to act to avert disasters from porn age checks https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2019/jeremy-wright-needs-to-act-to-avert-disasters-from-porn-age-checks
- US red lines for digital trade with the UK cause alarm https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2019/us-red-lines-for-digital-trade-with-the-uk-cause-alarm
- Brexit, Data Privacy and the EU Settled Status Scheme https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2019/brexit-data-privacy-and-the-eu-settled-status-scheme
- Informal Censorship: The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2019/informal-censorship-the-internet-watch-foundation
- Supporter Newsletter: March 2019 https://www.openrightsgroup.org/support-org/supporter-newsletter:-march-2019
- Informal Internet Censorship: The Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit (CTIRU) https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2019/informal-internet-censorship-the-counter-terrorism-internet-referral-unit
- Informal Internet Censorship: Nominet domain suspensions https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2019/informal-censorship-nominet-domain-suspensions
- BBFC fails to explain its porn privacy scheme at meeting 300m from its office https://www.openrightsgroup.org/press/releases/2019/bbfc-fails-to-explain-its-porn-privacy-scheme-at-meeting-300m-from-its-office
- The missing piece from the DCMS report? Themselves https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2019/the-missing-piece-from-the-dcms-report-themselves
- Code of Practice for the use of personal information in political campaigns: ORG response https://www.openrightsgroup.org/about/reports/code-of-practice-for-the-use-of-personal-information-in-political-campaigns:-org-response
- Formal Internet Censorship: BBFC pornography blocking https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2019/formal-internet-censorship-bbfc-pornography-blocking
- EU Settled Status Automated Data Checks: Proposed outcomes, concerns and questions https://www.openrightsgroup.org/about/reports/eu-settled-status-automated-data-checks
- Formal Internet Censorship: Copyright blocking injunctions https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2019/formal-internet-censorship:-copyright-blocking-injunctions
- Patently unfair - Epson takedowns continue https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2019/patently-unfair-epson-takedowns-continue
- A new wave of Internet censorship may be on the horizon https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2019/a-new-wave-of-internet-censorship-may-be-on-the-horizon
- KARMA POLICE: UK mass surveillance challenge will go to Europe's highest human rights court https://www.openrightsgroup.org/press/releases/2019/karma-police:-uk-mass-surveillance-challenge-will-go-to-europe-highest-human-rights-court
- KARMA POLICE: UK mass surveillance challenge will go to Europe's highest human rights court https://www.openrightsgroup.org/press/releases/2019/karma-police:-uk-mass-surveillance-challenge-will-go-to-europe’s-highest-human-rights-court
- Duty of care: an empty concept https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2019/duty-of-care:-an-empty-concept
- Supporter Newsletter - February 2019 https://www.openrightsgroup.org/support-org/supporter-newsletter-february-2019
- ORG calls for public participation in digital trade policy after Brexit https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2019/org-calls-for-a-transparent-and-participatory-trade-policy-after-brexit
- Response to IAB statement https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2019/response-to-iab-statement
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.
A note on Security and Privacy - these take a somewhat different shape within the #openweb. Have a read about our thoughts on the matter.