When IT Meets Politics:

May, 2014


May 31, 2014  9:15 AM

There is no privacy in the global on-line village but do we really want Google to censor the gossip?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CEDR, European Union, Google, right to be forgotten

The recent EU judgement against Google does not require "a...

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May 30, 2014  10:17 AM

The impossible suddenly becomes practical: Google to abide by EU law

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
companies, European Union, Google, harmonisation, right to be forgotten, Search engines, Searching, Turkey

The news of Google's "U" turn over the "Right to be Forgotten"  is most welcome. This is one Turkey that has not...


May 27, 2014  9:46 AM

UKIP’s online policy: stuff the corporate turkeys, listen to users and stop wasting money

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Brexit, Broadband, Brussels, Crapband, Ebay, European Union, Ewhurst, Google, Technology, UKIP

UKIP is often described by commentators as a party of inarticulate and angry protest for those ignored by the political establishment, who will come to their senses at the next general election. When I compared UKIP's local government results with


May 20, 2014  10:29 AM

Why Net Neutrality cannot survive without fibre to the femto and interoperability

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BASDA, BBC iPlayer, Crapband, FCC, Google, Googlettes, Hyperoptic, Net Neutrality, Netflix, Search engines, Sky

We have a rash of publicity claiming that the latest FCC position on Net Neutrality will destroy the Internet as we know it....


May 17, 2014  5:04 PM

Why an all girls team is likely to win the cybersecurity challenge – if any enter.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Abwehr, Bletchley, Enigma, GCHQ, Google, Security careers

The press cover for the first of the 2014 Cybersecurity Challenge competitions in Wired and the BBC...


May 12, 2014  12:02 PM

A suitable job for a woman: fund raising exercise for Bletchley TNMOC educational programmes

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Bletchley, Colossus, Cryptanalysis, Education, national museum of computing, TNMOC

I have blogged before on the unfortunate separation of the National Museum of Computing (home of 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


May 6, 2014  10:21 AM

If fibre to business communities has payback in months not years, why is it not happening?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
anti-trust, Arqiva, B4RN, Barnsley, Birmingham, BT, cartel, Croglin, fibre, FTTP, Funding, Halifax, Inca, Internet, Landlords, Mayfair, PFI, PPE, Premises, railways, Rightmove, Sky, Soho, Virgin

I have received interesting feedback to my blog on the way that crapband is crippling the UK's creative industry clusters in Soho and Mayfair, forcing them to relocate to those...


May 5, 2014  10:10 AM

City Centre creative Industries crippled by crapband as the rural revolution begins to gather pace

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
21CN, BDUK, Bloomsbury, Broadband, bskyb, BT, Crapband, DCMS, Dunkerton, fibre, Fitzrovia, Fluidata, Gigaclear, Inca, Mayfair, Ofcom, Ravenstondale, Salford, Shoreditch, Soho, Underriver, Viacom, Whitehall

My recent blog entry on the way BT is cutting its spend on broadband  roll-out in order to fund its price war on content triggered some interesting feedback. I was told that...


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