When IT Meets Politics:

October, 2012


October 25, 2012  8:29 PM

Government official gives practical security advice – shock horror

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Facebook, id, Insecurity, Internet, On-line, Security, Social networks, Stasi, trust

When I heard that Andy Smith's eminently sensible comments at the Parliament and the Internet conference yesterday had gone viral I feared he had suffered a Ratner moment. I have...

October 23, 2012  10:27 AM

What is the difference between the Cities Of Westminster and London

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Beijing, Nortel, online, Shanghai, trust, Westminster

BIS has just announced a "Foresight" report saying that "computer trading shows benefits to financial markets but calls...

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October 22, 2012  11:17 AM

Why will so few UK small firms transact on-line other than for pizzas? Click and Tell

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
HSBC

Today sees the launch of Get Safe On-line Week. Do get involved - the most public events in London will be at Waterloo Station to intercept those on their way into the City and at Canary Wharf (hosted by HSBC) for the other high net worth...


October 20, 2012  11:32 AM

Why is Dublin the on-line capital of Europe ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Capita, Data protection, Dublin, Facebook, Gary McKinnon, Google, Home Office, India, London, Microsoft, privacy, tax, TCS

Is it the Irish Tax rates, which enable Apple, Facebook and


October 18, 2012  5:52 PM

Is civil law more effective than criminal law in addressing on-line malpractice?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Conservative, DPA, Eurim, Universal Credit

Next week is Get Safe On-line Week and I have been busy trying to persuade those who are serious about protecting their organisations, their staff, their customers and the families of their staff and customers to get involved. I am,...


October 17, 2012  6:10 PM

Will verified domain names transform UK competitiveness as a location for online business?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CANN, Domain name, London, Nominet, UK

The importance of the Nominet consultation  on their proposed new direct.uk service cannot be...


October 9, 2012  10:33 AM

Has HMG given up on trying to impose an ID scheme?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, Facebook, Nominet, Paypal, social media

Recent "leaks" appear to indicate that Cabinet Office has finally given up on trying to impose a uniform ID scheme on the...


October 6, 2012  10:35 AM

Towards a sustainable 21st Century Infrastructure

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, Internet of Things, Smart meter

The need for infrastructure investment has become fashionable. It is one of the lobbyists topics at this year's party conferences. But only one event (18.00 -...

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October 2, 2012  8:42 AM

ED Balls and Open Government give the opportunity for a Broadband Breakthrough

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, DCMS, Janet, local government, Olympics, PSN, treasury

The announcement by the Shadow Chancellor that Labour would put the receipts from the 4G auction towards subsided new build housing...


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