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The secret tech that lets government agencies collect masses of data from your apps. By Privacy International
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Offsite Article: Harmful government
Internet regulation is necessary but an overzealous Online Harms bill could harm our rights. By Michael Drury and Julian Hayes

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26th January

BBC unsurprisingly rejects complaints about gay partners on Strictly Come Dancing. From metro.co.uk

25th January

U.S. Appeals Court Reinstates Woodhull Suit Against FOSTA. From avn.com

Morocco intensifies crackdown on freedom of expression . From advox.globalvoices.org

University of Minnesota student jailed in China over tweets. From axios.com

22nd January

Facebook claims artificial intelligence the size of a planet... but in fact its a silly keyword list that gets easily confused by words with multiple meanings, eg faggot. From dailymail.co.uk

Coronation Street viewers slam soap and 'complain to Ofcom' about fire storyline. From entertainmentdaily.co.uk

21st January

2300 complaints to Ofcom about a This Morning segment on nannying pharmacists suggests that this role is not sitting too well with the public. From pharmaceutical-journal.com

20th January

Democratic presidential candidate calls for a massive hike in the censorship of social media (and porn tube sites). From xbiz.com

 Morality in Media whinges about Hunie Pop, a "Candy Crush with Porn" video game in Steam . From endsexualexploitation.org

18th January

One academic is so sick of BBC bias against Jeremy Corbyn, he's taking legal action . From thecanary.co

New privacy law in Mozambique threatens freedom of expressiony. From advox.globalvoices.org

Vimeo Takes Down Gay Conversion Therapy Sermons. Pastor Sues.. From instinctmagazine.com

16th January

US judges debate whether the ageist put down 'OK boomer' is actionable in law. From theverge.com

India's Govt asks Google, Facebook, Twitter, more to solve Internet's porn problem. From hindustantimes.com


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UK Internet Censorship: Current status

The Digital Economy Act 2017 threatened to introduce strict age verification for internet porn access coupled with ISP blocking for websites that don't comply. However the legislation was fundamentally flawed by its voluntary approach to privacy and security. After a series of delays, the age verification section of the bill was put out of its misery in October 2019.

The censorship of internet porn will now be carried over into the Online Harms Bill which has wider ambitions on the censorship of the whole internet. This bill will be discussed during 2020.

Prior to the Online Harms Bill will be consideration of the extension of EU VoD censorship under an updated AVMS directive. Ofcom had previously mirrored censorship arrangements as proposed for the Digital Economy Act but now may need to reconsider as age verification services will not be so readily available.

Meanwhile the Information Commissioner's Office is considering wide ranging age verification requirements for most websites in the name of data protection for children, Eg Amazon shoppers may have to prove being 16+ before being allowed to hand over personal details to online checkouts. The ICO was due to present its proposals by 23rd November 2019 but this has now been delayed until a new government is in place.
 



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23rd January
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22nd Jan
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19th Jan
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19th Jan
Rambo: Last Blood
2019 USA action western adventure by Adrian Grunberg just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD in the shorter US/UK version (because we know Rambo and don't need a scene setter)
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17th Jan
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17th Jan
The Mummy's Shroud
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25th Jan
A Brexit bounty
UK Government wisely decides not to adopt the EU's disgraceful Copyright Directive that requires YouTube and Facebook to censor people's uploads if they contain even a snippet of copyrighted material
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24th Jan
Do not snoop, do not profile, and do not earn any money
Newspapers realise that the ICO default child protection policy may be very popular with adults too, and so it may prove tough to get them to age verify as required for monetisation
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24th Jan
And ICO takes a watching brief
Met Police to make facial recognition cameras a fully operational feature of its arsenal
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23rd Jan
Supreme Irony
The lawmaker behind EU a new copyright law that massively advantages US companies now whinges about the US domination of the internet
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22nd an
Children likely to prove toxic to a website's monetisation
ICO backs off a little from an age gated internet but imposes masses of red tape for any website that is likely to be accessed by under 18s
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22nd Jan
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Elspeth Howe introduces a House of Lords Bill Private Member's Bill to resurrect the deeply flawed and unsafe age verification requirements for adult porn websites

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25th Jan
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23rd Jan
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20th Jan
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26th Jan
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1964 USA action crime thriller by Douglas Heyes, once banned by the BBFC, just released on US Blu-ray
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25th Jan
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1965 USA drama by Franklin J Schaffner, once cut by the BBFC for an 'A' rating, just released on US Blu-ray
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24th Jan
Ulzana's Raid
1972 USA western adventure by Robert Aldrich, cut in the UK for horse falls, just released on US Blu-ray
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The Love Ban
1973 UK comedy by Ralph Thomas, once cut for an AA rating, just released on UK Blu-ray and DVD
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23rd Jan
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24th Jan
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23rd Jan
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22nd Jan
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