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June 27, 2011  6:02 PM

DotGovLabs opens for business

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If you're an innovator with public service delivery ambitions, then you may wish to take a look at DotGovLabs - DirectGov's Innovation Hub which brings together 1,600 SMEs, entrepreneurs and innovators looking at how digital can help solve...

February 4, 2011  8:22 AM

Change of Identity

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Those of you who follow NO2ID, arguably the most successful civil society pressure group of the past generation, may be aware that National Coordinator Phil Booth has just stepped down from the role after six years leading the organisation.

Phil's quite a remarkable individual, both...


January 26, 2011  7:26 AM

What’s in a name?

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Quite a lot actually, particularly in the world of social media. The popularity of Facebook, Twitter etc is very much driven by their flexibility in extending our real-world lives into the virtual in whatever manner we wish, including allowing us to completely reinvent - or fabricate - ourselves...


December 30, 2010  9:01 AM

The State of the Electronic Identity Market

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The European Commission's Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) has published a report on 'The State of the Electronic Identity Market: Technologies, Infrastructure, Services and Policies.' I co-authored...


October 26, 2010  2:23 PM

The best password reset… ever…

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A hidden gem on the BBC website points us to what has to be the very best helpdesk call that has ever been made: US presidential nuclear codes 'lost for months'

It would appear that at some time around 2000, one of Bill...


July 17, 2009  8:18 AM

London to Paris – double our sponsorship!

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Please forgive the off-topic post. Next week I will set out on the 400 miles ride from Hampshire up to London, then back to Paris via Portsmouth/St Malo. I'm part of a team cycling in aid of Action Medical...

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January 28, 2009  7:28 AM

Data Privacy Day 2008

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Wednesday 28th January is Data Privacy Day across Europe. I'm normally somewhat cynical about this sort of thing, but this year the Information Commissioner has come up with a real gem of an idea - the


July 3, 2008  9:49 PM

So long YouTube, it was nice knowing you

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A US Court has ordered YouTube to hand over logs of the viewing habits of every user who has ever watched any video using the service. By favouring copyright over privacy, it has dealt a blow...


April 1, 2008  4:28 PM

Revelations about ID cards

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The pranksters have been at play again - apparently there are plans to scrap ID cards in favour of subcutaneous chips at birth. Meanwhile a


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