🇪🇺🏳️🌈🏴♿⧖ Mainly-gay, mainly-Welsh political geek; proud European & social justice warrior. @OpenRightsGroup, Wikipedian, ex-@mySociety. he/him
Nov 4, 2017 • 45 tweets • 8 min read
Next at #ORGcon17: @mikebutcher and @PaulbernalUK: What does #Brexit mean for digital rights?
Paul: most important thing to understand is that we don't understand what will happen with Brexit—pticly with tech matters. Most of our >
Nov 4, 2017 • 22 tweets • 4 min read
Next at #ORGcon17: @JamieJBartlett taking about online extremism. Far more difficult to censor and control, so govt increasing penalties
This is bad, because we're entering a time of increased radicalism—and we need radicals who bring new ideas to democrats. #ORGcon17
Nov 4, 2017 • 40 tweets • 13 min read
Next at #ORGcon: @mariafarrell with @nighatdad and Azmina Dhrodia talking about abuse online and what we can do about it
With @amnesty, Azmina released a qualitative and quantitative report using machine learning to look at the abuse sent to MPs.
Nov 4, 2017 • 26 tweets • 6 min read
Next at #ORGcon: @tkingdot and @CCriadoPerez: can online campaigns effect real-world change?
While social media can be a cesspool, it's also a massive advantage to disadvantaged voices. @CCriadoPerez wants to point out that >
Nov 4, 2017 • 32 tweets • 7 min read
Next at #ORGcon: @NiNanjira: is the Internet helping disadvantaged groups or cementing the power of the powerful?
Half the world's population is still offline, disproportionately women. Women 50% less likely to be online and 35–50% less likely > #ORGcon
Nov 4, 2017 • 25 tweets • 7 min read
Moving from dystopian questions, #ORGcon now hears from @audreyt, civic hacker and Digital Minister of Digital Enterprise for Taiwan.
Short video presentation followed by live Skype Q&A session #ORGcon
Next up at #ORGcon@Falkvinge on "analogue equivalent rights". Should rights of children be less than ours just cos born in digital age
We used to be able to read news anonymously, whereas now the govt knows which articles we read, for how long and in which order #ORGcon
Nov 4, 2017 • 23 tweets • 8 min read
Next #ORGcon session: Ailidh Callander of @privacyint and Rachel Logan of @AmnestyUK: "Is the law the best way to fight mass surveillance?"
Ailidh starts by running us through some of the cases civil society has taken against the UK govt since the @Snowden revelations, > #ORGcon
Nov 4, 2017 • 19 tweets • 7 min read
Next #ORGcon session: @MylesJackman & @pandorablake in discussion with @wendyg about Age Verification for porn from Digital Economy Act 2016
#ORGcon The age-verification powers of Digital Economy Act 2017 are likely to come into effect in April/May 2018. MindGeek are a near- >
Nov 4, 2017 • 12 tweets • 4 min read
Got to #ORGcon at last; first session is @NoelSharkey taking about "sublethal" drones. Some horrifying images here even before autonomous
Always good to hear things like autonomous weapons being unable reliably to distinguish between soldiers and civilians (!) #ORGcon