When IT Meets Politics:

IPv4


March 22, 2016  1:00 PM

The Budget for Broadband was last year: this year it is time to act

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, 5G, Bazalgette, Broadband, BT, budget, Cabinets, fixed, Flooding, IPv4, London, Mobile, Thinkbroadband, Wiredscore, Zayo

The Government Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy, announced with last years budget included plans to underwrite broadband investment from a 40 billion infrastructure fund -...

November 30, 2015  11:21 AM

Does the Investigatory Powers Bill go far enough?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Adware, Data protection, DRIPA, GCHQ, ICR, IPv4, IPv6, ISP, Li-Fi, RIPA, SPOC, Spyware, Surveillance, Wifi

I received the press release for the call for evidence by the Joint Scrutiny...

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June 16, 2014  12:59 PM

There is no shortage of the skills to tackle e-crime, only of employers who train

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
(ISC)2, Access control, AML, Big Data, bribery, co-sourcing, COBIT, Compliace, corruption, CPD, CPNI, CREST, cyberwarfare, dwp, e_Skills, FLSP, Forensics, Fraud, FSB, HMRC, HOMER, IASME, IBM, Identity management, IISP, Information security, IPv4, IPv6, ISACA, ISSA, kyc, NCA, PCI DSS, Qradar, regulation, risk, S4C, SCADA, Security, Skill, Trend

I recently agreed to help e-Skills engage financial services employers in reviewing their


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 "


July 13, 2012  7:46 AM

ID (alias Internet Address) and Surveillance Wars: ICANN v. ITU

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
EIF, Eurim, ICANN, InternationalTelecommunicationUnion, IPv4, IPv6, ITU, PICTFOR, TCOMDarkComet, Trusted Platform Module, WCIT

Would you trust a bunch of self-appointed experts, corporate lobbyists and US IP lawyers with the governance of the Internet?

In looking at the interplay between identity and surveillance policy, I find it difficult to tell whether many players are naive, narrow-minded or "economical...


July 8, 2012  9:24 AM

Will US Patent Wars hand regulation of the On-line World back to the ITU ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
GSM, ICANN, Intellectual property, InternationalTelecommunicationUnion, IPv4, LYNX, MOSAIC, X.25

The Internet as we know it is the result of the waiving of intellectual property rights by not only its funders but by major corporations, more interested in its growth as a platform for other money-making products and services operations rather than possible license revenues. In consequence...


June 11, 2012  10:16 AM

Digital Identities Directive seeks to curb Crown Immunity

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Data protection, directive, dwp, Eurim, European Commission, europeanunion, ICANN, IPv4, IPv6, payments, regulation, Universal Credit

The Commission has just issued a Draft Regulation on "electronic identification and trust services  for electronic services in the internal market"....


June 8, 2012  8:18 AM

DCMS kicks the future into touch while focussing on the past

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, BDUK, DCMS, ICANN, IPv4, IPv6, Leveson, Mongols, Vodafone, YAM

The scrapping of the Communications Green Paper in favour of a seminar programme into the...


June 6, 2012  10:44 AM

This week saw the world Launch of IPV6 – but not in the UK

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CyberWar, ICANN, Internet of Things, IPv4, IPv6, ISOC, ITU

This week saw a valiant attempt by the Internet Society to regain the initiative on IPV6 from the ITU whose committees have been setting the pace on the standards of the future on behalf of those, like the Chinese, who need not only the additional...


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