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May 26, 2016  12:30 PM

Will our failure to unravel the politics of privacy, security and choice cost more than Brexit?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Apple, Big Data, Brexit, Encryption, FBI, Google, Internet, Microsoft, privacy, Security

Effective pan-EU co-operation to redress the balance and build confidence in safer, more secure on-line world could have a bigger impact on our wallets than the putative benefits or costs of Brexit because the dominant Internet companies of the US West coast appear

November 14, 2015  1:26 PM

How relevant is the Investigatory Powers BIll to preventing a Bataclan style massacre in London

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Bataclan, CGI, FBI, Google, HP

The attacks in Paris yesterday give a terrible topicality to debate over the Investigatory Powers Bill and the issues I...

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December 12, 2013  11:13 AM

Norwegian noir meets cybercrime: a Snowden age “faction” stocking filler for your CEO

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Alcatel-Lucent, CEO, Cyber security, Edward Snowden, eNikita, FBI, GCHQ, guardian, HMRC, McMafia, NSA, Oslo

Last night I had dinner with Carlos Solari, sometime White House CIO and V-P Security for Alcatel-Lucent and CSC, now co-author of


June 20, 2013  10:50 AM

A bottle of Ledaig for the best conspiracy theory related to the non-story that is PRISM

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Apple, Facebook, FBI, FISA, GCHG, Google, Information security, Microsoft, NSA, Prism, Yahoo

I love a good conspiracy theory.  It should have sufficient by way of checkable references to have a veneer of credibility while pandering to the prejudices of the listeners. The more that  emerges about "PRISM", the more it appears to be a non-story. If it is correct that 


November 15, 2012  9:11 AM

McAlpine and Petraeus: removing the illusions of Internet anonymity and privacy

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, CIA, FBI, McAlpine, privacy, Surveillance

The news that Lord McAlpine's lawyers intend to identify and extract damages from those twats (shorter than twitterers) who down not own up and apologise...


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