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August 19, 2019  7:44 PM

From Action Fraud to Action Plans

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Facebook, Google

1 Action Fraud had an impossible task

The Times undercover investigation at Action Fraud  has led to a rash of publicity, both

June 28, 2019  10:35 AM

Who is serious about On-line Harms?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
DCMS, Facebook, Google

1) DCMS kicks the can down the road - again

The deadline for submissions to the DCMS consultation on On Line Harms  is July 1st. The NAO...

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September 7, 2017  7:21 AM

How much of your Adtech audience is for real?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Adtech, Facebook, Fraud, Google

How much of your on-line advertising budget is spent getting clicks from avatars? Claims as to proportion of paid for adtech clicks that are fraudulent range from


July 14, 2017  5:38 PM

Fake News – The Movie

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Facebook, fake news, ISOC, Snapchat

A video of yesterdays ISOC England round table on Fake News is now available on-line. It is unedited and therefore begins, as do most webcast events, with some embarrassing technical problems but stay with it. It was a good disucssion, ably stirred by


June 29, 2017  3:00 PM

Trolls driving women off the web (and turning girls off IT)

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
"Theresa May", Facebook, Instagram, IPv6, Snapchat, twitter

Boys and older trolls are elbowing girls and older women off the Internet, just as they used to elbow them off computers in schools in the 1980s. During the first, and most successful, campaign to encourage girls to consider IT careers...


March 18, 2017  1:33 PM

Shareprices defy online advertising cancellations

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Facebook, GDPR, Google, Information governance, twitter

The Google share price took a brief hit after the stories of systemic distortion with regard to on-line advertising metrics,


February 19, 2017  12:29 PM

Can Google and Facebook clean up on-line advertising in time?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Facebook, Google, Jaguar, Ofcom

Shortly after the news that Jaguar has pulled its on-line advertising because its adverts were appearing...

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May 21, 2016  5:29 PM

The battle for the heart of the Internet: advertisers versus users

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Adware, Bloatware, cloud, confidence, Facebook, Google, Internet, Net Neutrality, NSA, privacy, router, Snowden, Uncategorized, Vodafone

The pledges in the Queen's Speech to use the proposed Digital Economy Bill to empower consumers and protect citizens (and their children) in the on-line world...


February 19, 2016  9:26 PM

Needed – facts about broadband: What “facts” do we really need?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
3, Aberdeen, Amazon, Arqiva, Bristol, Broadband, BT, CGI, Colt, Coventry, DCMS, edinburgh, EE, Facebook, fibre, Fujitsu, Gigaclear, Google, Hammersmith, HP, Hyperoptic, IBM, ITS, Microsoft, Netflix, O2, Ofcom, Openreach, Peterborough, Sky, SSE, Virgin, Vodafone, Woking, Zayo

The


January 9, 2016  12:19 PM

What is at stake with the Investigatory Powers Bill?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Edward Snowden, Facebook, Fl, Investigatory, NCA, Powers, Shapeshifting

I want to begin by thanking Ross Anderson for reminding me to attend the recent Scrambling for Safety event on the Investigatory Powers Bill. I will not try to reprise the full event, I recommend


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