It's back—#jail4journalists under a new UK Espionage Act: theregister.co.uk/2019/05/20/e

Home Sec Sajid Javid proposes criminal sanctions for whistleblowers / theguardian journalists to stop any future Edward Snowden

Roll on July. @openrightsgroup #ORGCON19 is easily going to be one of the highlights of the year. Cannot wait to hear live from the brilliant #EdwardSnowden

Looks like #ageverifcation launch date is about to be announced: will DCMS and Jeremy Hunt say anything about *regulating* for privacy, or just tell us how good their *voluntary* privacy scheme is?

Let's be completely clear: this is a *government scheme. If your privacy is in jeopardy: it is DCMS and Jeremy Hunt who are to blame.

They chose not to legislate. They chose to have a voluntary privacy standard.

AV dangers are obvious, from outing people to ruining careers and even suicides.

Guardian letter:

Internet regulation proposals could censor the lawful speech of millions

theguardian.com/world/2019/apr

With English Pen, Index on Censorship, Article 19 and Big Brother Watch

In today's #BlackMirrorReality news...

"Amazon, Apple and Google all employ staff who listen to customer voice recordings...

Some of the reviewers told Bloomberg that they shared amusing voice clips with one another in an internal chat room.

They also described hearing distressing clips such as a potential [trigger warning redaction - article linked below if you'd like to read it]. However, they were told by colleagues that it was not Amazon's job to intervene."

bbc.co.uk/news/technology-4789

Official EU Agencies Falsely Report More Than 550 Archive.org URLs as Terrorist Content

Government agencies reporting material for removal without prior authorisation, oversight.

blog.archive.org/2019/04/10/of

White Paper on online harms “lack an assessment of the risk to free expression and omit any explanation as to how it would be protected” openrightsgroup.org/press/rele

BREAKING: privacy complaint shows that the online ad industry has known all along that profiling plus massive data sharing does not comply with data protection laws: fixad.tech/february2019/

Online harms in the UK: the government is rattling ahead towards regulation of UK social media, and prefers a 'duty of care'. Whether this is provides balance, or undermines free speech, largely rests on the notion of risk it takes up.

openrightsgroup.org/blog/2019/

#freespeech #dutyofcare #internetregulation

We did it! Our challenge to the “Immigration Exemption” is funded—thank you everyone who donated! crowdjustice.com/case/immigrat

Google or UK police: who is fibbing about terror takedowns? asks @jim as Google release their first Youtube transparency report openrightsgroup.org/blog/2018/

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