When IT Meets Politics:

December, 2017


December 31, 2017  12:09 PM

Minister tells Google and Facebook to obey law or be taxed.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, Uncategorized

The UK Security Minister sent an apparently very odd message to Google and Facebook in a Sunday Times interview on New Year's Eve, "obey the...

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December 30, 2017  4:43 PM

Can democracy and the advertising funded Internet survive the war of the algorithms?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
algorithm, democracy, fake news, Internet

AI as an excuse for obfuscating responsibility for commercial decisions Much of the current hype over Big Data and Artificial intelligence results from the large scale use of use of old techniques to hoover up personal and other data by those who wish to avoid scrutiny of the...


December 24, 2017  1:59 PM

Seasonal security alerts from Herod@Judea.Com

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Christmas

1) Please forward to abuse@judea.com any e-mails or other on-line communications purporting to come from Joseph of Nazareth claiming that he is stuck in a stable near Bethlehem with his pregnant girlfriend. 2) Please be aware that three escaped drug dealers have de-activated their GPS trackers...


December 18, 2017  12:29 PM

Who speaks for digital employers on their skills needs?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

In September it was announced that the UK’s main digital skills partnership, the Tech Partnership, will cease operations next year because central government had decided it wished to deal direct with employers instead...


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