Category Archives: General

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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Europe and digital rights MEP hustings report – part two

In the middle part of our report from the recent WePromise.EU MEP debate, we kick right off with the topics of the day ! Surveillance Robert Skelton – Socialist Equality Party He stated that whistle-blowers have shown the size and … Continue reading

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Europe and digital rights MEP hustings report – part one

The debate was attended by six candidates: Robert Skelton – Socialist Equality Party Chris Whiteside – Conservative Lee Slaughter – UKIP Afzal Khan – Labour Jack Allnutt – Pirate Party Laura Bannister – Green The hashtag used was #EUDigitalDebate if … Continue reading

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An entertaining and enlightening evening

Last night we were treated to a great talk by Richard King, who was in Manchester to discuss the internet filtering that is coming to everyone’s connections later this year. He got started by introducing the wider Open Rights Group … Continue reading

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ORG’s censorship monitoring project

Richard King, project manager for the ORG censorship monitoring project, is co-ordinating volunteers to find out the state of UK web censorship. They are building probes to let anyone find out if their favourite websites are blocked by filtering on … Continue reading

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Round of applause for medical privacy talk

On Tuesday Phil Booth from http://medconfidential.org gave an extremely engrossing and enjoyable talk about the government’s care.data plan. At the core of the talk was explaining how the plan that doesn’t change anything is actually a whole new mess of … Continue reading

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Why you should opt out of medical uploads

Come to our upcoming talk on Tuesday February 25th, where Phil Booth will be explaining the new threats to your personal medical data. It’s at Friends Meeting House in central Manchester at 7pm. Now that your medical data is being … Continue reading

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