When IT Meets Politics:

December, 2008

December 25, 2008  9:38 AM

What will Digital Britain look like in 2009?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brunel, Cybercrud, Social networking

In the Orthodox world Christmas is on 6th January. In the Digital world it is expected on 14th January when Santa (Lord) Carter delivers the keynote at the joint Westminster eForum and Media Forum seminar on...

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December 25, 2008  9:27 AM

Once in Royal David’s Digital City

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
privacy, Surveillance

I am indebted to GC Weekly for notice of this alarming announcement from the Herod Office and the respsnse from the No2AD campaign.

The government has published controversial plans for...

December 23, 2008  5:20 PM

What do you want from Santa for 2009 ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
co-operation, dflation, frameworks, Information governance, ISPs, PAYE, Recovery, Santa, spectrum, stagflation, Voltaire

Were you good little boys and girls in 2008?


Are you entering the worst recession since ...

December 12, 2008  4:01 PM

Wikipaedia beats Internet Watch Foundation on own goals

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
censorship, Outlaw.com, Wikipaedia

The Internet Watch Foundation recently placed Wikipedia on its blacklist after a complaint that an article was carrying an image that was illegal under UK law. It rescinded the ban after a wave of complaints from the Internet community. The clash was sad but inevitable. The result is...

December 7, 2008  5:44 PM

The Twelve Scams of Christmas

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cracking, Hackers, Phishing, Scams, snoopers, Software patches, Spamming, works

At a meeting of the steering committee of the Information Security Awareness Forum on tuesday I suggested we do a note on the Twelve Scams of Christmas and what to do about them. Below is the collective wisdom to...

December 1, 2008  11:17 PM

McColo: a case study in Internet Frontier Justice

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cybercrminals, e-crime, Europol, McColo

The better American excuses for their low key poiltical presence at the Internet Governance Forum in Hyderabad this week include that they are now sorting spam, malware et al under civil law, after Governments and law...

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