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October 28, 2013  5:15 PM

The changing face of the UK On-line World: content and security as well as infrastructure

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Bali, BBC, BBC iPlayer, BT, btgroup, DCMS, DPA, Edward Snowden, GCHQ, IGF, ITV, NSA, phone hacking, Sky, Virgin

My previous blog has been criticised for not distinguishing between the narrow thinking of BDUK when it comes to rural broadband and the broader perspective of DCMS at large. The...

October 21, 2013  4:24 PM

A question for Get Safe Online Week: Where is the world cybercrime capital?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Bali, China, IGF, Indonesia, London

Today is the start of Get Safe On-line Week and I was intrigued to read that the top Cyber Story in the Technical press is that 


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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September 13, 2013  5:29 PM

Terminate the patent trolls before they succeed in destroying the future of the Internet

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Bilderberg, BlackBerry, Columba, ConservativeHome, Edward Snowden, FAST, Google, IGF, Intellectual property, IPR, ITU, NTP, Palantir, Patent, WCIT

The levies paid by the developing world to US patent trolls helped secure the support of most of world (counting


June 3, 2013  7:57 PM

Doing nothing is not an option: What should be in the new Communications Bill ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Eurim, IGF, information society, law, police, terrorism, Yahoo

The press and media cover linking the deaths of April Jones and Tia Sharpe to computer pornography, coming on top of the murder of Lee Rigby means that the political...


February 25, 2013  1:45 PM

Will the EU Cybersecurity Directive do more good than harm?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cybersecurity, Davos, directive, EIF, ENISA, European Commission, European Union, Europol, IGF, ITU, PICTFOR

Cybersecurity is fashionable. Everyone must have an initiative: from the dozens of fragmented and competing schemes across the tribes of Whitehall, Washington or the Berlaymont , through the IGF and ITU, to the


November 13, 2012  7:27 AM

Broadband: from speed through bandwidth rationing to active traffic management to quality of service

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Broadband, DCMS, IGF, Internet protocol, Net Neutrality, service provider, Traffic management, Wapping, WCIT

Those of you who have moved from 5 to 15 to 50 mbs broadband will have discovered that it does not always lead to significant improvement in delivered service. The causes are many and varied: from line quality, through PC security to "traffic management" at various levels.

At...


June 4, 2012  12:45 AM

Has Flame moved the battle for control over the Internet from Cold War to Hot War

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CyberWar, cyberwarriors, diginotar, Failure, Flame, IGF, IMP, IPR, iran, ITU, malware, PIPA, Security, SOPA, Stuxnet, WCIT, X.25


February 13, 2009  6:55 PM

Surgery for the rotten heart of the Internet?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ICANN, IGF, ISOC

Today was the deadline for comment on the ICANN consultation  on the Initial Report...

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November 26, 2008  11:57 AM

McColo and the lessons for effective Internet Governance

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BT, Google, IGF, Information governance, McColo, Microsoft, Spamhaus

A speaker at the EURIM Directors Round Table on Information Governance this week sharply criticised the use of the "fetish" word governance in place of "accountability". We use debate about structures...


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