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May 15, 2017  12:16 PM

Exploiting “Fake News” – GCHQ and the Cyber Cartel

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cybercrime, FIPR, GCHQ, NCA, NHS, privacy, Surveillance, Windows 7, XP

It is now apparent, from sources like the FIPR alerts, that the damage inflicted on NHS systems by Wannacry was much more localised than at first...

September 9, 2014  10:32 AM

Would the UK be a happier or more sinister if the police routinely wore body cameras?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CPS, Fergusson, FIPR, gps, police, Rialto, Surveillance, Technology, Wolfcom

The Home Secretary's suggestion that to save time the police should routinely wear body cameras sparked a rush of publicity, much of it from those opposed to the concept for a variety of reasons,...


February 6, 2014  10:59 AM

Men fight over Bletchley Park: where women won the war.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, Bletchley, Colossus, FIPR, national museum of computing, Testery, Tunny

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February 11, 2013  10:22 AM

Is the ITU set to take control of the Internet from US lawyers and give it to global users?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brazil, deep packet inspection, FIPR, IPv4, ITU, korea, Singapore, Surveillance, WCIT

This morning I received an FIPR alert on the "


August 6, 2012  11:19 AM

“The Surveillance Commissioner warns … ” Be very careful what you wish for

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BIS, DTI, Eurim, FIPR, Hawktalk, Home Office, LINX, NHSIA, NPfIT, RIPA

Last week I received an FIPR alert covering the


August 26, 2011  11:22 AM

Internet censorship trial brings London to a halt?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
censorship, FIPR, initiativitis, Internet, ITECs, Moorfoot, PACE, riots, RIPA

This morning I thought my router had failed set about installing the new one I bought some time ago - only to run into "error 651". Only then did I think to use the Vodafone...


November 1, 2010  8:56 AM

Cybersecurity in Cloud Cuckoo Land

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cybersecurity, Eurim, FIPR, ID cards, Information governance, No2ID

I spent the week-end reviewing forward political agendas, including for information and identity governance. I skipped the No2ID celebrations over the end of ID cards. That was partly because I believe in the value of locally issued residents' cards, linked to properly validated electoral...


August 2, 2010  11:27 AM

FIPR Alert: Indonesia Finds Banning Pornography Is Difficult

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
FIPR

I find the FIPR alert service invaluable. It looks as though Indonesia may be about to practice what we Westerners preach: state the political objective and leave industry to work out how to deliver it. I assume the intention is that those local ISPs who fail to...


June 26, 2010  12:45 PM

The US National Identity strategy: Ask the People

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cyberspace, FIPR, ID cards

I have just received a note from FIPR on the US Department of Homeland Security consultation on a "National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace". This is a long overdue approach to the...


March 11, 2010  4:35 PM

Is that database fit for what purpose?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
DVLA, FIPR

A recent FIPR alert reporting the result of an FOI on the accuracy of DVLA files adds grist to the mill of debate over the database society. Over 10% of vehicle records and over 25% of driver records contain errors, mainly because...


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