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May 27, 2017  7:05 PM

Are WTO rules better than a bad Brexit deal?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, GDPR, ITU

I have just been reading a piece by a former WTO Deputy Director General on

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 20, 2013  9:18 AM

The day the internet stopped – revisited

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Apple, Blackout, Edward Snowden, InternationalTelecommunicationUnion, Internet, ITU, Resilience, Security, Surveillance

Yesterday's comments on the problems some faced when downloading the new Apple Operating system provoked interesting comment in the Washington Post -


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


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


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


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 "


November 9, 2012  7:42 PM

I have seen the online future – and it sucks: the time has come for customer revolt

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
.co.uk, consultation, domainname, ITU, NatWest, Nominet, nominetuk, Tesco, trust, WCIT, X.25

This morning I attended one of the consultation meetings on the Nominet proposals to reserve .uk....


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 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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