When IT Meets Politics:

August, 2013


August 26, 2013  12:01 PM

Which should concern us more: lack of privacy or lack of resilience?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Apple, awareness, Big Data, Cloud Computing, competition, Compliance, confidence, cyberbullying, Google, IET, Information security, Microsoft, On-line, scareware, trust, UK, WCIT

The rash of stories about state surveillance and

August 25, 2013  6:28 PM

Why wasn’t the Official Secrets Act used against David Miranda?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brazil, LOVINT, NSA, Prism

I have enjoyed reading the ongoing controversy over David Miranda case - especially the support of Janet Daley in the Sunday Telegraph for the Guardian I...


August 22, 2013  3:09 PM

Who do you trust less? Google or GCHQ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, GCHQ, Google, guardian, Home Office

It is over five years since I first blogged on the theme of whether I would prefer to trust Google or GCHQ with the privacy of my e-mails. Material put into the public domain by the...


August 19, 2013  11:01 PM

Does Google’s privacy policy inspire you with confidence in their on-line world?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
abuse, advertising, Amazon, Ask.fm, boycott, cyberbullying, cyberstalking, Data protection, Diageo, Fraud, ghettoes, Google, government, Mumsnet, On-line, outage, privacy, Security, trolls, vigilantes

A recent posting on The Drum illustrates 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


August 12, 2013  11:04 AM

Is Cabinet Office Identity Policy relevant to improving confidence in the on-line world?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
.ico, Africa, Cabinet office, consultation, Fogging, government, GPG43, HMRC, IDP, OPG, PIA, PNR

Over the past week I have received a number of e-mails, not for posting as comments, regarding the role of UK, EU and US policy with regard to improving confidence in the on-line...

0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


August 5, 2013  9:44 PM

How do we make the UK a globally trusted location for e-commerce?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BCS, Bedfordshire, competition, confidence, Cranfield, cyberbullying, Fraud, Greenwich, Hacking, IET, kent, Lancashire, London, LSE, niversity, Northumbria, Strathclyde, Surveillance, trust, Universitiy

The current global controversies over cyberbullying (including over Twitter), fraud (where...


August 5, 2013  4:11 PM

Has Edward Snowden revealed anything new: US support for GCHQ goes back to 1941

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, Britons, guardian, Information security, Internet, NSA

The revelation in the Guardian that the US is co-funding GCHQ surveillance programmes comes as a surprise only to those who still believe the myth that we plucky Britons broke the German...


August 2, 2013  6:16 PM

How many Bradley Mannings are copying your supposedly secure big data to publish to the world?”

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, Data protection, Internet, Lithuania, privacy, WikiLeaks

Apparently 1.5 million Americans have similar security clearances to Bradley Manning. The UK security and surveillance services appear to be less insecure, but...


Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: