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phone hacking


October 28, 2013  5:15 PM

The changing face of the UK On-line World: content and security as well as infrastructure

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Bali, BBC, BBC iPlayer, BT, btgroup, DCMS, DPA, Edward Snowden, GCHQ, IGF, ITV, NSA, phone hacking, Sky, Virgin

My previous blog has been criticised for not distinguishing between the narrow thinking of BDUK when it comes to rural broadband and the broader perspective of DCMS at large. The...

August 19, 2011  9:25 AM

RIPA and the Riots: Give the Police the same rights as the Press

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
hackgate, PACE, phone hacking, RIPA

I have just received a comment which links my recent posts on the need to review RIPA and PACE (to remove the paralysis by paperwork that led to police being overwhelmed on...


July 12, 2011  9:40 AM

What is the difference between phone hacking and behavioural advertising

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
deep packet inspection, phone hacking

Last week, in parallel with the peak of media hysteria over the Phone Hacking story, Peter Hustinx, the European Data Protection Registar, delivered a most thoughtful


July 9, 2011  11:05 AM

You read it here first

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Motorman, observer, phone hacking

Saturday mornings is when Guido Fawkes posts his ratings.

I've no idea what mine are and I don't like to boast but ....

That is a lie - I would like to boast .... or rather say thank you to some of my readers.

A friend has back-tracked on the growing number of...


July 8, 2011  10:53 AM

From phone hacking to spearphishing: we need to tackle the present not the past

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
.ico, data breach notification, Motorman, Mulcaire, Ofcom, phone hacking

I have just watched the Press Conference from Number 10.

I was unexpectedly impressed by the performance of the Prime Minister. I knew he was a good performer - but I did not appreciate just how good a performer. I was impressed by the content and clarity of...


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