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posted by n1 on Tuesday April 15 2014, @12:38AM   Printer-friendly
from the watching-the-watchers dept.

The UK's Open Rights Group is improving its website censorship monitoring platform

ORG is running a project to end the imposition of web blocking by ISPs and the Government.

Since the start of the year ORG's community of technical volunteers have been turning into an automated platform for censorship detection, reporting and research.

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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Ethanol-fueled on Tuesday April 15 2014, @01:42AM

    by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Tuesday April 15 2014, @01:42AM (#31612) Homepage

    So who's going to be the first brave individual to report the very inconvenient and unfair blocking of


    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by geb on Tuesday April 15 2014, @03:06PM

      by geb (529) on Tuesday April 15 2014, @03:06PM (#31826)

      UK resident reporting in. It's not blocked.

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Open4D on Tuesday April 15 2014, @11:26AM

    by Open4D (371) on Tuesday April 15 2014, @11:26AM (#31740) Journal

    The ORG's focus seems to be on monitoring sites that are blocked on mobile / cellular networks. (Though there is also an entry in the drop-down for "Broadband".) I suppose this makes sense. The blocking is supposedly to protect children, and it is harder for parents to do that themselves when it comes to mobile networks. So it's not surprising that blocking is more aggressive - and thus more of a problem - on mobile networks.

    N.B. I hope the ORG consider / considered feeding their data into [], - which is a general purpose reporting site for website inaccessibility.

    I urge everyone to report these kinds of problems one way or another, no matter where in the world they are.