Features / Nov 25, 2013 / Wendy M. Grossman

Schmidt Happens

Wendy M. Grossman responds to "loopy" statements made by Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt in regards to censorship and encryption.

Features / Nov 25, 2013 / Milena Popova

Making CryptoParties Inclusive

CryptoParties are sometimes criticised for being a "geeks in black t-shirts only" event. In response, Milena Popova offers her perspective on how to make CryptoParty events more inclusive.

Features / Nov 19, 2013 / Patrick Ireland

A Look Back At Autumn

As his internship at the Open Rights Group draws to an end, Patrick Ireland looks at some of the best articles published during October and November.

Features / Nov 18, 2013 / Wendy M. Grossman

Content is King

Wendy M. Grossman takes a look at two big stories this week that both deal primarily with content and its owners.

Features / Nov 15, 2013 / Wendy M. Grossman

Unified Field: The 'Splinternet'

Is the 'Balkanizing of the Internet' - the notion that the web might break apart along nation-state or commercial boundaries - a genuine threat? Wendy M. Grossman investigates...

Features / Nov 13, 2013 / Corwin Bex

Kickstarter: Liquidity Issue or Greed?

Corwin Bex takes a look at some of the recent funding problems in-development games are facing on Kickstarter.

Features / Nov 11, 2013 / Patrick Ireland

The Revolution Starts Here: Can the Internet Change Politics?

Russell Brand calls for a revolution and the web responds. Patrick Ireland explores whether the emergence of the internet and social media has made revolutionary political change more feasible.

Features / Nov 08, 2013 / Matteo Bergamini

The Rise of Citizen Journalism

Matteo Bergamini, the Founder and Executive Director of Shout Out UK, writes about the rise of Citizen Journalism and the so-called 'Fifth Estate'.

Features / Nov 05, 2013 / Open Rights Group

[VIDEO] Edward Snowden: Whistleblowers in the Digital Era

Fransesca West (policy director of Public Concern at Work), Peter Tatchell (political activist), Malcolm Rifkind (Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee), Heather Brooke (investigative journalist) and David Omand (former GCHQ director) discuss their opinions about Edward Snowden and the debate around his leaks.

Features / Nov 05, 2013 / Patrick Goold

Innovation Under The US Government Shutdown

Patrick Goold explores some of the effects the recent US Government Shutdown had on Innovation Policy.

Features / Nov 04, 2013 / Patrick Ireland

Trolls, Plato & The Invisible Man

Patrick Ireland explores whether Plato or H.G. Wells might be able to help us understand the psychology of 'trolling' and online abuse.

Features / Oct 29, 2013 / Wendy M. Grossman

Surveillance by Consent

Wendy M. Grossman takes a look at the use of CCTV cameras after a recent survey found that 76% of people feel safer knowing that CCTV is in operation.

Features / Oct 29, 2013 / Milena Popova

Just Google It!

Milena Popova looks at the new Google Terms of Service and its broader implications as corporate powers continue to mine the web for personal information.

Features / Oct 25, 2013 / Robert Seddon

Trouble With the Short Term

Robert Seddon looks to the future and examines the risk of short-term thinking in digital policy.

Features / Oct 22, 2013 / Matt Baxter-Reynolds

Cameron's Porn Filter - The Real Winners

Matt Baxter-Reynolds explains that the only ones who will benefit from Cameron's proposed porn filter are the companies providing the actual filters themselves.

Features / Oct 21, 2013 / Wendy M Grossman

Bad People

Can recent advances in technology solve some of our social problems? Wendy M. Grossman examines - from airport facial recognition software to the so-called next generation of "Old Bill" policeman.

Features / Oct 18, 2013 / Wendy M Grossman

In Name Only

Wendy M. Grossman criticises the proposed policies outlined by Nominent in regards to how we should deal with seemingly "offensive" domain names in a provocative and timely piece.

Features / Oct 16, 2013 / Patrick Ireland

Why Digital Rights are a Human Rights Issue – Blog Action Day 2013

A personal look (or an outsider's perspective) at the relationship between digital rights and human rights.

Reviews / Sep 21, 2013 / Milena Popova

Review: InRealLife, a documentary by Beeban Kidron

Milena Popova reviews InRealLife, a documentary that proposes to examine the negative effects of the Internet on teenagers, and explores the choice of politics behind the film.

Features / Sep 11, 2013 / Paul Morris

Personal Data and Disclosure

Paul Morris looks at Data Protection laws, and whether companies use them in order to implement their own safeguards.

Features / Sep 09, 2013 / Stephen McLeod Blythe


Stephen McLeod Blythe looks at Facebook's new proposed features.

Features / Sep 04, 2013 / Calum Grant

Censoring Computer Games

Calum Grant looks at the history of video game censorship.

Features / Sep 02, 2013 / Wendy M Grossman

As such

Wendy M. Grossman looks at the changes in patent law in New Zealand.

Features / Aug 28, 2013 / Wendy M Grossman

First-World Problems

Wendy M. Grossman looks at the 'first-world' problems that the digital world is currently enduring.

Features / Aug 27, 2013 / Milena Popova

Hamlet and the British Library

Milena Popova looks at whether or not the British library are just in their decision to deny online access to Shakespeare's Hamlet, because of its 'violent content'.

Features / Aug 15, 2013 / Stephen McLeod

To filter, or not to filter...

Stephen McLeod asks, do the same rules of engagement apply with relation to the internet?

Features / Aug 14, 2013 / Wendy M. Grossman

The bully season

Wendy M. Grossman looks how recent news headlines have exposed the different kinds of online bullying.

Features / Aug 14, 2013 / Ben Meghreblian

Nudging the public into censorship: The effect of default opt-in on decision making

Ben Meghreblian looks at how research into decision making can cast light on the government encouraging Internet users to have their Internet connections filtered by default.

Features / Aug 12, 2013 / Dr Catherine Baker

The problem with #twittersilence

Catherine Baker gives her insight into why she decided to not partake in the #twittersilence movement.

Features / Aug 07, 2013 / Ernesto Priego

The Right to Open Access to Humanities and Social Science Research

Ernesto Priego looks at initiatives to increase public access to academic work and research data.