When IT Meets Politics:

January, 2014


January 20, 2014  12:17 PM

European Commission welcomes US Presidential Remarks and Directive

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
bigdata, Cyber security, Data protection, Edward Snowden, European Commission, European Union, NSA, obama, Surveillance

Do read the statement by a European Commission spokeswoman on President Obama's remarks on the review of of US Intelligence programmes. 

January 18, 2014  7:01 AM

Has President Obama just confirmed the status of the Internet as the US on-line Stasi State?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Barack Obama, Big Data, CESG, cloud, diginotar, Edward Snowden, Facebook, FOSI, GCHQ, Google, IBM, Mobile, NSA, Outsourcing, RIPA, Safer Internet Day, Surveillance, twitter, Vodafone

The actions announced by President Obama in response to the Snowden revelations have failed to put...


January 14, 2014  7:20 PM

IPO Consults on Copyright on Orphan Works: a rather more important topic that it seems

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, BlackBerry, Brussels, copyright, Facebook, Instagram

in the 18th Century those who did not publish that for which they had copyright or manufacture that for which they had a patent were liable to lose their...


January 9, 2014  2:28 PM

The “rift” between Cabinet Office and DWP indicates that the new HMG IT Strategy is for real

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cabinetoffice, dwp, HMRC, Technical support, Universal Credit

I have just compared the original story about the "rift" between Cabinet Office and DWP with the refutation as...


January 7, 2014  8:26 AM

Inputs to January 6th House of Commons Debate on Rural Broadband

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, btgroup, Halifax, Hollingbourne, kent, rural, Shropshire

Julian Sturdy MP, himself a farmer, has secured a Westminster Hall Debate on Rural Broadband .

I do not think I...


January 4, 2014  2:08 PM

Will the impending US Mobile price war expedite the switch from fixed to mobile?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
AT&T, Mobile, Ofcom, T-Mobile, US, Verizon, Vodafone

Clever Vodafone to sell its stake in Verizon just before the US mobile price war started.

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January 2, 2014  9:02 AM

Would you trust members of “Reform Government Surveillance Group” more or less than NSA/GCHQ

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
AOL, Apple, Broadband, Crapband, Facebook, Google, Linkedin, Microsoft, twitter, Yahoo

Over Christmas I was struck by how interested my younger relatives were (or rather were not) in whether the 2 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


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