When IT Meets Politics:

Brexit


April 20, 2017  11:52 AM

Bringing Royal Mail into the Internet Age

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, Internet

Last week I used the appeals for support for the forthcoming demonstration in support of the CWU...

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March 31, 2017  6:35 PM

Teenage girl hacker “kills” 3,000 Italians – a tale for Brexit Day

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
"Computer security", Big Data security, Brexit, Security, Skills

mavis-wash Brexit Day, 29th March, was the 46th Anniversary of the conclusion of the


January 26, 2017  12:42 PM

Is on-line advertising about to implode?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, ICANN, identity, inter-operability, Internet, ISOC, Security, trust

Yesterday I mentioned that many on-line advertising campaigns generate less revenue (let alone profit) than they cost.  Today the Drum carries an article on


January 25, 2017  9:39 PM

Is the Internet leading us back to 1930s protectionism?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, BT, OTT

I was struck today by a piece by Eli Noam on how the Internet got Donald...

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January 1, 2017  12:28 PM

2017 – When Brexit from “Ever Closer Union” morphed into creating a Confederation.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, data breach notification, digerati, European Union, Uncategorized

January is the time for predictions. A forecast is "the pretence of knowing what would have happened if what does happen hadn't". A prediction is much more "scientific". Those in this blog are based on privileged access to an...

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December 11, 2016  11:15 PM

Flexit and/or Bre-entry not Brexit versus Remoan

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, European Union

The English voted to leave the European Union. Did they vote to leave Europe?  The reasons for the result are a matter for debate but we know they voted firmly against "ever closer union".  We are being told, by all sides, that belonging to reformed and democratically accountable European...


December 6, 2016  9:44 PM

MPs understand IT better than IT Professional understand politics

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, DPA, Eurim, GCHQ, GDPR, PICTFOR, Pitcom

Bryan Glick has just written


October 28, 2016  11:08 AM

Brexit adds urgency to sorting UK skills supply

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
apprenticeships, Brexit, Digital skills, Internet, parliament, SFA, Uncategorized

Calls for continued "freedom of movement" get enthusiastic support from IT industry audiences. The Parliament and the Internet Conference yesterday was no exception. But the Brexit vote was caused, in no small part, by nationwide frustration with...


September 27, 2016  10:08 AM

Broadband at the Party Conferences: why it matters

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
"Digital Economy Bill", backhaul, Brexit, Broadband, BT, ECC, Inca, monopoly, Openreach, Sky, Vodafone

Without a surge of investment in "future ready" fibre and wireless networks next spring, the UK will fall behind France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Spain, let alone Scandinavia and the Pacific Rim before the Brexit negotiations are complete.  If so, Brexit might indeed be the disaster the...


September 23, 2016  6:41 PM

The 50% e-Crime rise and Yahoo revelations show how right the CMS Select Committee was

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Analytics, Big Data, Brexit, cybersecurity, e-crime, Yahoo

In July we learned that 10% of the UK population have been the victims of e-Crime - albeit nearly always reimbursed, having "only" suffered the hassle of a refused card and a couple of days struggle...


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