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August 19, 2013  11:01 PM

Does Google’s privacy policy inspire you with confidence in their on-line world?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
abuse, advertising, Amazon, Ask.fm, boycott, cyberbullying, cyberstalking, Data protection, Diageo, Fraud, ghettoes, Google, government, Mumsnet, On-line, outage, privacy, Security, trolls, vigilantes

A recent posting on The Drum illustrates 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

July 26, 2013  11:33 AM

What is Amazon’s objective? It does not appear to profit from wiping out offline traders?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Amazon.com, anti-trust, cartel, growth, Morgan, Recession, VAT

The article today in the Register on Amazon's "profit eating" strategy  raises interesting questions, Why should government's or shareholders, around the world, tolerate a business that wipes out those paying local sales...


January 5, 2013  11:12 AM

When buying over the Internet is MORE expensive: Is 2013 the year for more online honesty ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Nominet, Ofcom

The Post Code Penalty report by Citizens Advice Scotland should be read by those who wax lyrical about the rise in Internet shopping on Boxing Day because bargain hunters could not get into London because of


November 17, 2012  11:10 AM

Midata, their data or your data? A few big data questions – then the killer.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, BIS, Brussels, Business, dwp, e-Signatures, Eurim, FOG, Google, idap, IPR, Midata, personal data, Verizon, Yahoo

On Monday the  Consumer Affairs Minister will announce powers for us to request our personal data, including transactions, from business so as to better manage our affairs. I...


November 7, 2012  7:07 AM

How trustworthy is the on-line world? Some early responses

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, AT&T, CloudFlare, Comodo, DDOS, Diginotor, DNS, Domain Name System, GoDaddy, NTU, Security, SoftLayer, SSL

The idea of a competition on the means of enhancing trust in the on-line world has struck a number  of chords. Some respondents focus on the need for behaviour...


May 16, 2011  9:02 AM

Should Sony sue Amazon under the law of Tort?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Botners, Cloud Computing, Register, Sony

Would a test case between Sony and Amazon on whether the later is at fault for allowing its cloud services to be used to batter down the Sony security defences do more to sort out our rights and responsibilities in the on-line world than a decade of debate and discussion?

Or...


December 4, 2010  10:59 AM

Freedom of Information (and Wikileaks) v. Censorship (and Established Power)

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Data protection, Eurim, God, Google, information assurance, Information risk management, Information security, Internet, Net Neutrality, WikiLeaks

The reaction to the Wikileaks story exposes the heady mixture of self-delusion that passes for debate on freedom of information, transparency of government, re-use of public information, secure data sharing, data protection, information assurance, information security,...


August 10, 2010  9:14 AM

Use Experian et al to improve service not just cut fraud

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, DVLA, dwp, experian, Google, HMC, ISPs, NHS, You-Gov, YouGov

Today we see a headline story on long overdue plans to use the services of the credit reference agencies to reduce benefit fraud. What is still missing is a plan to routinely use their services to improve service. When you go into a major...


February 19, 2010  10:05 AM

The Fog over Grimpen Mire: Cloud Computing revisited

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Broadband, Cloud Computing, fog computing, Google, HP, Service-level agreements

Last night, at a BCS meeting on the legal issues around Cloud Computiing, Miranda Mowbray of HP Labs opened a most informative discussion by presenting the material in a paper (see also the 


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