When IT Meets Politics:

IPv6


December 3, 2012  3:38 PM

Are we about to have a grown up debate on the future of the Internet?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, Dubai, IPR, IPv6, WCIT, X.25

I have just been reading the first BBC article on the WCIT Conference in Dubai. Among other things this will witness the Third World countries seeking to get a "fair" share of the Internet revenues they generate. Given 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...


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...


October 24, 2009  9:05 AM

What is not different about the Internet?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cisco, Cybercrud, Google, Huawei, IPv6, Microsoft, Ofcom, YouTube

I enjoyed Government 2010 on Thursday despite the tunnel vision of enthusiasts who believe the Internet changes everything but will nonetheless be much the same in 2015 as it is today. That may, unfortunately, be...


July 24, 2009  1:55 PM

A Cartel Masquerading as Anarchy: Internet Governance revisited

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
IPv6, Karoo, Notspots

Last year I blogged on evolution of the Internet into one of the most concentrated mediums the wrold has ever known. Whether it is operating...


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