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August 22, 2013  3:09 PM

Who do you trust less? Google or GCHQ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, GCHQ, Google, guardian, Home Office

It is over five years since I first blogged on the theme of whether I would prefer to trust Google or GCHQ with the privacy of my e-mails. Material put into the public domain by the...

July 30, 2013  12:51 PM

The internet comes of age and enters the “real world” with a rapid Twitter Troll arrest

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Balkanization, Caroline, Criado-Perez, GCHQ, HMRC, ICANN, Internet, Nominet, SARS, Troll, twitter

The agreement of Twitter to streamline its routines for reporting abuse for fear of a


July 15, 2013  12:10 PM

Is Angry Birds a bigger surveillance threat than PRISM?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
App store, Facebook, FSB, GCHQ, Google, iPhone, MOSAIC, NSA, Prism, Rovio, Star Wars

This morning I listed to the first episode of "Privacy Under Pressure" - it was Radio 4 at its best - with some of my favourite pundits. However, as is my wont, I looked through the other end of the telescope. Who really runs


June 29, 2013  9:23 AM

Comment from “Jim Prideaux” on my last blog

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cyber-ghurka, cyberwarfare, Edward Snowden, GCHQ, Skills

I received the following comment by snail mail (he trusts nothing on-line and now has difficulty using a key pad, let alone touch screen) from "Jim Prideaux" in response to


June 28, 2013  5:03 PM

The winning theory: Snowden was employed by the NSA, FSB, GCHQ and Unit 61938 to protect budgets

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
e-skills, Edward Snowden, FSB, GCHQ, guardian, Ledaig, NSA, Prism

Now that the GCHQ and its allies have emerged successful from the spending review, I can reveal the front runner for the bottle of Ledaig for for the best conspiracy theory related to the PRISM story....


June 14, 2013  6:08 PM

Only 4 out of 11 former Home Secretaries publicly support the Communications Bill

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, DCMS, GCHQ, IOCA, SA, Times, Verizon

The headline for this blog is no more misleading than most public debate on the proposals in the Communications Bill. Now that my attempt to put PRISM and the Communications Bill into...

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April 2, 2013  2:08 PM

How relevant is UK Cyber Strategy to the Cyberbattles of recent weeks

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, CESG, Cyber security, Cyberbunker, egypt, GCHQ, Google, Information security, information society, NAO, Spamhaus

Yesterday I blogged on the consequences of the recent cyber battles between 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


March 5, 2013  12:39 PM

The Cool (Cyber) War is over a decade old and we have lost the plot

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cyber security, cyberwarfare, e-skills, GCHQ, guardian

I found Toby Harnden's article in the Sunday Times "Goodbye, Cold War, welcome to the Cool War"...


September 5, 2012  11:27 AM

Will GCHQ give more serious guidance than the FCC?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
China, cyberwarfare, Flame, GCHQ, Russia, Security

This morning's announcment of a GCHQ initiative to help British business improve its cybersecurity was damned with faint praise in a  0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


September 4, 2012  7:15 PM

Enjoy your right to surveillance on the scrutiny of the surveillance bill

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, Cheltenham, GCHQ, Google, Linkedin, Surveillance

While getting bored with watch comment on the Cabinet Office reshuffle I received a Linked In message recommending I watch the Communications Data pre-legislative scrutiny committee evidence...

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