When IT Meets Politics:


June 27, 2012  4:59 PM

Why are we basing surveillance policy on myth and legend?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Bletchley, bletchleypark, GCHQ, RIPA, Shark, U-boat, USA Patriot Act

I have blogged before on the reluctance of both sides to admit to allow reality to enter current debate on surveillance policy. In one of my subsequent

May 11, 2012  12:33 PM

The Great Surveillance Rip-Off – spending more to achieve less

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

What really annoys me about the current proposals for the Interception Modernisation Programme is how much it will cost,...

April 21, 2012  2:01 PM

What is missing from the debates over RIPA, IMP and Data Retention

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
1688, Cheltenham, Dockwra, Freeman, GCHQ, RIPA

November 28, 2010  12:04 PM

.uk is not .com – let alone .anon or .xxx

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
.anon, .xxx, GCHQ, Nominet, Soca, UK

I am intrigued by the controversy over the plans of Nominet to work with law enforcement to take action against malpractice by those registering their websites on .uk

I used to think that .uk was for those who wanted their vistors to know that they were...

May 30, 2008  8:38 PM

Who would you trust with your e-mail content: Google or GCHQ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Data protection, FIPR, GCHQ, Google, Microsoft, privacy, Surveillance

At the FIPR 10th birthday I was fascinated to hear an attack on HMG plans to record all on-line communications by a well-known civil liberties activitist who makes a point of using g-mail: because it is not Microsoft. There is an increasingly surreal quality to...

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