Wendy M. Grossman responds to "loopy" statements made by Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt in regards to censorship and encryption.
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.
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.
Content is King
Wendy M. Grossman takes a look at two big stories this week that both deal primarily with content and its owners.
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...
Kickstarter: Liquidity Issue or Greed?
Corwin Bex takes a look at some of the recent funding problems in-development games are facing on Kickstarter.
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.
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'.
[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.
Innovation Under The US Government Shutdown
Patrick Goold explores some of the effects the recent US Government Shutdown had on Innovation Policy.
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.
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.
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.
Trouble With the Short Term
Robert Seddon looks to the future and examines the risk of short-term thinking in digital policy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Personal Data and Disclosure
Paul Morris looks at Data Protection laws, and whether companies use them in order to implement their own safeguards.
Stephen McLeod Blythe looks at Facebook's new proposed features.
Censoring Computer Games
Calum Grant looks at the history of video game censorship.
Wendy M. Grossman looks at the changes in patent law in New Zealand.
Wendy M. Grossman looks at the 'first-world' problems that the digital world is currently enduring.
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'.
To filter, or not to filter...
Stephen McLeod asks, do the same rules of engagement apply with relation to the internet?
The bully season
Wendy M. Grossman looks how recent news headlines have exposed the different kinds of online bullying.
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.
The problem with #twittersilence
Catherine Baker gives her insight into why she decided to not partake in the #twittersilence movement.
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.