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February 10, 2014  7:54 AM

Ed Milliband adopts the first plank of my NRDP Manifesto

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Barack Obama, Biometrics, Data protection, DNS, europeanunion, guardian, Milliband, obama, personal information, privacy

According to the Guardian, the first plank in Ed Milliband's speach to their  Hugo Young lecture this evening will be "People should own data about themselves, We should change...

January 9, 2012  4:18 PM

What will be the biggest computer cockups of 2012 ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ASPIRE, Biometrics, CESG, dwp

Dick Vinegar of the Guardian has just asked for my thoughts on likely Public Sector IT-related scandals in 2012 before going firm on his 500 words - he is a professional journalist and far more discplined in keeping to length.  I began by saying that I did not think we will see any...

April 7, 2009  6:40 AM

Why were we wrong? Lessons from 1980 predictions for 2000

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Biometrics, CERN, Internet, Skype, Video-world, Videophone

We all like a good laugh at past predictions of the future. I have just been given a copy of "Twenty Years On: Life with Micro-electronics in the Year 2000 - text of an article to appear in the September 1980 edition of Video-world: the magazine of electronic...

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