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September 7, 2017  7:21 AM

How much of your Adtech audience is for real?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Adtech, Facebook, Fraud, Google

How much of your on-line advertising budget is spent getting clicks from avatars? Claims as to proportion of paid for adtech clicks that are fraudulent range from

June 6, 2017  3:14 PM

Exiling hate preachers to the dark corners of the Internet is a win win strategy

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
"Theresa May", GDPR, Google, Internet, PKI, privacy, Surveillance, WannaCry

The supposed "controversy"  over the Prime Minister's


March 18, 2017  1:33 PM

Shareprices defy online advertising cancellations

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Facebook, GDPR, Google, Information governance, twitter

The Google share price took a brief hit after the stories of systemic distortion with regard to on-line advertising metrics,


February 19, 2017  12:29 PM

Can Google and Facebook clean up on-line advertising in time?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Facebook, Google, Jaguar, Ofcom

Shortly after the news that Jaguar has pulled its on-line advertising because its adverts were appearing...

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May 26, 2016  12:30 PM

Will our failure to unravel the politics of privacy, security and choice cost more than Brexit?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Apple, Big Data, Brexit, Encryption, FBI, Google, Internet, Microsoft, privacy, Security

Effective pan-EU co-operation to redress the balance and build confidence in safer, more secure on-line world could have a bigger impact on our wallets than the putative benefits or costs of Brexit because the dominant Internet companies of the US West coast appear


May 21, 2016  5:29 PM

The battle for the heart of the Internet: advertisers versus users

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Adware, Bloatware, cloud, confidence, Facebook, Google, Internet, Net Neutrality, NSA, privacy, router, Snowden, Uncategorized, Vodafone

The pledges in the Queen's Speech to use the proposed Digital Economy Bill to empower consumers and protect citizens (and their children) in the on-line world...


May 12, 2016  3:01 PM

Help Sadiq Khan deliver a safer and more secure on-line London

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
DPA, Eurim, Fintech, GCHQ, Google, HMG, ippr, NCFTA, SARS, scareware

Sadiq Khan's manifesto for "A Safer and More Secure London" contains many worthy promises, including to, "Develop a cyber security strategy, led by the Chief Digital officer I will appoint, working with the police and security...


March 28, 2016  7:42 PM

Government Digital Strategy and universal service obligation offer opportunity for rethink

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
10Mbps, Akamai, Apple, Atos, BBC, Brexit, BT, Camden, Digital strategy, Fintech, GDS, Google, London, Netflix, OTT, Salford, Sky, social inclusion, USO, Vodafone, Zayo

The government has postponed the announcement of its new Digital Strategy immediately after launching a


March 15, 2016  1:33 PM

The Chancellor’s route to balancing the Budget?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, budget, Crickhowell, European Union, Faceboo, Google, Uber, UBS, United Kingdom

The precedents set by judgement of the Supreme Court which voided the...

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February 19, 2016  9:26 PM

Needed – facts about broadband: What “facts” do we really need?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
3, Aberdeen, Amazon, Arqiva, Bristol, Broadband, BT, CGI, Colt, Coventry, DCMS, edinburgh, EE, Facebook, fibre, Fujitsu, Gigaclear, Google, Hammersmith, HP, Hyperoptic, IBM, ITS, Microsoft, Netflix, O2, Ofcom, Openreach, Peterborough, Sky, SSE, Virgin, Vodafone, Woking, Zayo

The


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