When IT Meets Politics:

March, 2013

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March 30, 2013  1:41 PM

What are the likely consequences of last weeks cyberbattles?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CloudFlare, Cyberbunker, Domain Name System, Spamhaus

We have had stories about the internet slowing down after largest ever cyberattack which was

March 27, 2013  1:16 PM

Whitehall Department to mandate support for a failed procurement service – yet again

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
economy, government, Home Office, police, Procurement, Whitehall

The Home Office response to the...


March 25, 2013  12:56 PM

“The most common method of stealing identities appeared to be data breach notification”

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, Data breach, data breach notification, europeanunion, Fraud, Identity theft, Money laundering, social security number

I am indebted to Dave Birch's blog for the link to an excellent ZDnet report on a


March 18, 2013  4:04 PM

A Three Point Budget for Investment Led, Market Driven Economic Recovery

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Business, politics, Taxation

Last year my Budget shopping list had main four points in the middle of a complex justification. Those four points could be summarised as:


March 18, 2013  12:06 PM

Mobile (alias Ubiquitous Broadband) Quality of Service: make your views known

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, britain, Broadband, Internet access, MacQuarrie, Maquarrie, Mobile, Ofcom, Quality of Service, Vodafone

The recent joint Digital Policy Alliance and European Internet Foundation meeting with


March 15, 2013  10:02 AM

Is the Internet Advertising market about to go from boom to bust – or is it merely maturing?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Ebay, Google, Net Neutrality, Pay-per.click, VoIP

e-Bay says that its ads on Google generate 25 cents for every dollar spent so it is cutting back to selected markets. The same Register article quotes Google as saying that its data shows that, even...


March 14, 2013  7:36 AM

If Big Data is the answer, what was the question?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
bigdata, Data warehousing, Databases, Eurim, Google, IBM, Xerox

I have just read an article in the Register that puts the current promotion of "Big Data" into perspective: Why its not always that big, nor even that clever .

When I left ICL and joined the Wellcome Foundation...


March 13, 2013  10:21 AM

What has happened to “Fighting Identity Crime Together”?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
credit card, DRIVERS LICENSE, Identity theft, theft

A reader of the detail in my most recent blog on progress with the Universal Credit System picked up on the reference to "Fighting Identity Crime Together". This was one of the...


March 12, 2013  9:24 PM

If the DWP programme is on track, what is the track?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
dwp, Employment, government, Identity assurance, Universal Credit

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March 8, 2013  8:45 PM

DCMS to Move to Treasury (Building) as part of downsizing …

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Cabinet office, Cisco, DCMS, treasury

Earlier this week I heard a rumour that DCMS was moving to Treasury as part of a Government reshuffle. It sounded odd that such a profound change could have been planned without any leaks. My "source" has now traced the source of the rumour - to an


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