#AgeVerification plans are halted, says Nicky Morgan MP. That's great news for the privacy of millions of UK citizens who access adult content.

The plans were extremely bad, and would have opened a market prone to user tracking, profiling and of course, leaks.

There would have been a steady stream of scams, blackmail emails, and credit card theft sites all thanks to this half-baked scheme.

We should all be very thankful that it is paused, dropped, scrapped, for now.

Looking forward to this weekend’s @openrightsgroup #ORGCON19 - especially excited about the Ed Snowden interview and my opportunity to ask him a question during the Q&A. Roll on Saturday! #London #edwardsnowden #privacy

Today's ISPA UK awards no longer feature @mozilla as Internet villain.


ISPA's list of points around DNS over HTTPS #doh are (mostly) reasonable points to consider.

Good to see some common sense break out, albeit sad that #article13 can't now win the category

Nominating @mozilla as Internet Villain does not seem justifiable. DoH is a response to interference with DNS, sometimes including censorship, and interception of DNS results by state actors.

It smacks of ISPAUK's members wanting to blame someone else for impacts of #doh on UK filtering and blocking.


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The Gov’s Online Harms White Paper is well meaning, and trying to address a real concern, but could easily slide into unjustifiable, automated censorship of legal speech.


Respond to the government's proposal here:


We join with @openrightsgroup in comments to the UK government that
urge restraint in applying anti-money-laundering rules to the
publication of open source software. eff.org/deeplinks/2019/06/eff-

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


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."


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

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


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

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