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Snooper Charter Strikes Back event success

Earlier in the week we had the pleasure of entraining Jim Killock, ORG’s executive director, ahead of a workshop on talking you MP about intrusive surveillance.

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Episode V: The Snooper’s Charter Strikes Back!

After the huge success of a packed out hustings the Open Rights Group have two great events in one fantastic evening for our October Manchester Meetup. Please spread the word. A talk AND workshop about fighting the Snoopers’ Charter! Both … Continue reading

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Photo’s from mass surveillance, liberty & activism talk

Last nights very well attended talk covered an introduction to some of the worst abuses of our rights and privacy conducted by the UK and other governments, from hacking into the computers of our allies to indiscriminatingly recording every Yahoo … Continue reading

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Mass Surveillance, Liberty & Activism talk

We’re kicking of our pre-general election campaign with a talk on the 24th February at MadLab : http://www.meetup.com/ORG-Manchester/events/220481722 ORG’s Executive Director Jim Killock will talk about mass surveillance, liberty and activism. He’ll say why mass surveillance is a danger to … Continue reading

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Freeing the Internet: How hard can it be?

To follow up on Cory Doctorow’s recent talk, our next event is in November when award-winning journalist Wendy M. Grossman will join the Open Rights Group and Open Data Manchester to see how keeping the Internet free and open will … Continue reading

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Press coverage from Don’t Spy On Us event

The Don’t Spy On Us event last month was very well attended, and was standing room only ! There’s a great review here from the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-29310507 Tom Watson told the meeting how he had not been aware of GCHQ’s … Continue reading

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Come and see Cory Doctorow talk about publishing your work in the Internet

On Tuesday, October 7 at 7:00 PM we’re delighted to be putting on a joint event with the Manchester Literature Festival. Author, activist (and ORG Advisory Council member), and journalist Cory Doctorow takes you through three simple rules for evaluating … Continue reading

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Surveillance, where do you draw the line?

The Don’t Spy On Us campaign is coming to the Labour party conference in Manchester and asking the question “Surveillance, where do you draw the line?” Join us for an evening of debate open to everyone. Free refreshments will be … Continue reading

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DRIP should RIP

Manchester ORG volunteer Chris was recently interviewed by Mancunian Matters “The three [political] parties have come together against the populace. The concept of them being able to view things [we do online] is quite concerning.” I believe there is a … Continue reading

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Europe and digital rights MEP hustings report – part three

Closing speeches round off our coverage. Afzal Khan – Labour Afzal stated off by saying that we are in Manchester, a city that invented the computer, and that the pace of change is massive. We have phones that are more … Continue reading

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