When IT Meets Politics:

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January 26, 2017  12:42 PM

Is on-line advertising about to implode?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, ICANN, identity, inter-operability, Internet, ISOC, Security, trust

Yesterday I mentioned that many on-line advertising campaigns generate less revenue (let alone profit) than they cost.  Today the Drum carries an article on

May 14, 2016  3:26 PM

Consumers trust neither Big Data nor Telcos/ISPs

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, Data protection, privacy, Surveillance, trust, Uncategorized, Vodafone

The Vodafone survey "Big Data: a European Survey on the opportunities and risks of data analytics" shows that Europeans do not like the idea of ceding control over personal...


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 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...


February 12, 2013  12:52 PM

How do we rebuild confidence in digital data (Big or Little) without trusted physical inspection

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
consultants, Hamburger, Information security, Internet security, Public sector, Security, trust

The discussion this morning on the Today Programme between Deborah Hallett from 90% and Lord Haskins, former chairman of Northern Foods illustrated why the public should not trust what the food they buy from those who rely on purely...


November 13, 2012  5:41 PM

How do you rebuild trust: whether in Banks, BBC, the Internet or a Regulator?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, DNS, freedom of information, government, trust

The Newsnight debacle and the impending libel actions have not only dented trust in the BBC but also in the Internet as a source of reliable information on what is being kept from us and where comment is free. The challenge of


November 9, 2012  7:42 PM

I have seen the online future – and it sucks: the time has come for customer revolt

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
.co.uk, consultation, domainname, ITU, NatWest, Nominet, nominetuk, Tesco, trust, WCIT, X.25

This morning I attended one of the consultation meetings on the Nominet proposals to reserve .uk....


October 25, 2012  8:29 PM

Government official gives practical security advice – shock horror

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Facebook, id, Insecurity, Internet, On-line, Security, Social networks, Stasi, trust

When I heard that Andy Smith's eminently sensible comments at the Parliament and the Internet conference yesterday had gone viral I feared he had suffered a Ratner moment. I have...


October 23, 2012  10:27 AM

What is the difference between the Cities Of Westminster and London

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Beijing, Nortel, online, Shanghai, trust, Westminster

BIS has just announced a "Foresight" report saying that "computer trading shows benefits to financial markets but calls...

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August 3, 2011  10:38 PM

Warlords versus Merchants: the real battle for the control of cyberspace

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
assessment, Eurim, information society, laibility, Management, Merchants, risk, trust, Warlords

The current hype in support of additional US and UK government spend on cybersecurity has prompted me to return to my...


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