Category Archives: General

Wednesday 18 April ORG Manchester event: Modern threats to free speech online

Could new plans to make Britain “the safest place in the world to be online” have unintended consequences? Hear from ORG campaigns manager Mike Morel and legal officer Alex Haydock about how the Government is working with social media companies … Continue reading

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Tuesday 17 Oct 2017 ORG Manchester invited to NO2ID pub social

Manchester NO2I are having an informal pub social meeting for a general chit-chat and to discuss the latest developments with the database state and mass surveillance. Manchester ORG members and supporters are of course welcome to come along for a drink … Continue reading

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Get Data Smart : review

The day of events at Manchester Central library kicked off with storming introductions to working with WikiData as well as an over view of the ‘open data’ movement itself. We all enjoyed some of the little games you can play … Continue reading

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National Pupil Database event report

Last weeks highly entertaining talk was full of tales of how the Department of Education  misleads on answering questions about it’s plans for pupil data, such as by failing to make clear that the collection of nationality information is entirely … Continue reading

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Movie night and debate

We will be showing the short (20 minutes) film ‘The Haystack’ as an introduction to a wider debate about current events that effect you both on and off line. The trailer for the film is here : On our … Continue reading

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Interview with Mancunian Matters

ORG Manchester organiser Tom was recently interviewed by Mancunian Matters The proposed legislation will also introduce a ‘double-lock’ on ministerial approval of interception warrants, with a new panel of seven judicial commissioners. But the ‘double-lock’ will not apply in ‘urgent cases’ … Continue reading

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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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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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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 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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