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January 26, 2017  12:42 PM

Is on-line advertising about to implode?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, ICANN, identity, inter-operability, Internet, ISOC, Security, trust

Yesterday I mentioned that many on-line advertising campaigns generate less revenue (let alone profit) than they cost.  Today the Drum carries an article on

May 1, 2015  1:38 PM

When politics meets IT: the gulf between the people and the techies

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Ansip, AT&T, Broadband, BT, Conservative, DPA, ICANN, IETF, IIC, Internet safety, ISOC, Labour, Liberal, manifesto, s, Socitm, Strategy, Technology, Website

The technical press and industry lobbyists appear to be living on a different planet to most voters when it comes to assessing what the election will mean for on-line...


April 7, 2015  10:55 AM

Delivering the digital infrastructure for Dot Everyone – The F Plan

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
21CN, BDUK, Big Data, Broadband, BT, DCMS, fixed, FSA, Ghostery, Groundhog, ICANN, inter-operability, ISOC, itc, LINX, Mobile, NPL, Ofcom, Olympic, standards

I was not able to watch this year's Dimbleby Lecture when it happened but over the Easter week-end I made time to watch the challenge that Martha Lane-Fox made to the Dimbleby's (and the other media...


March 24, 2014  7:31 AM

The internationalisation of the internet begins today

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
IANA, ICANN, NTIA

Last week the US government formally announced that it was giving up control of the addressing system of the Internet.Yesterday I received the e-mail below from the Chief...


February 1, 2014  9:38 AM

Everyone is recording what we do over the Internet: why should the NSA and GCHQ be different?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, cyberbullying, Data protection, Edward Snowden, GCHQ, Google, IBM, ICANN, ISOC, Nominet


On February 18th I am due to propose the motion "Nobody is telling the  truth about cyber security - not even when they think they know what the truth is" at a Real Time Club dinner debate.

I do...


September 21, 2013  11:17 AM

By their comments shall ye know them. Does hypocrisy rule the future of the Internet?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Bali, censorship, ICANN, IETF, IGF, ITU, Mumsnet, Pornography, UKIGF

I have just been looking at the responses to a Daily Telegraph Article on the supposed plans of banks and card companies to block payments to those porn...

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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


March 1, 2013  12:24 PM

Who should run the Internet Addressing system? And why don’t they?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Domain name, ICANN, ITU, Nominet, Supply chain, Trademark, UK

Those who read the comments below my blog yesterday will have observed my exchange  with Chris Smith over how to interpret the result of the 3 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


January 3, 2013  2:24 PM

Monday is the deadline for your views on rebuilding trust in .UK

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Conservative, Home Office, ICANN, Nominet, Ofcom, UK, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

At the beginning of October Nominet launched a consultation on the potential introduction of a new service known as


December 17, 2012  10:09 AM

We did not actually lose the WCIT battle in Dubai but appear set to lose the Internet Governance War

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, Brussels, ICANN

If you read press cover on the recent ITU conference on the future of the Internet in the technical press you might think that the supporters of...


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