When IT Meets Politics:

London


November 4, 2012  12:59 PM

Rebuilding Trust in the On-Line World

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
European Union, Hurricane Sandy, London, Resilience

The collapse of the Internet and of mobile phone networks as Hurricane Sandy hit New York and New Jersey mirrors that when Katrina hit New Orleans. Trust is earned by those who deliver whatever the circumstances. The struggles of

October 20, 2012  11:32 AM

Why is Dublin the on-line capital of Europe ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Capita, Data protection, Dublin, Facebook, Gary McKinnon, Google, Home Office, India, London, Microsoft, privacy, tax, TCS

Is it the Irish Tax rates, which enable Apple, Facebook and


October 17, 2012  6:10 PM

Will verified domain names transform UK competitiveness as a location for online business?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CANN, Domain name, London, Nominet, UK

The importance of the Nominet consultation  on their proposed new direct.uk service cannot be...


May 5, 2012  8:06 AM

Democracy Won – but it was close run : we still need action on election fraud

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
London, politics

The nail-biting climax to the London Mayoral Election with ballot boxes of postal votes supposedly emerging from storage cupboards at the last moment indicates that something is very rotten with the state of electoral conduct in the UK. Democracy is a precious gift and it does not come cheap. Once...


April 17, 2012  11:07 AM

Is EURIM about to become the Digital Single Market champion?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC iPlayer, Data protection, data retention, Eurim, London

The draft Data Protection Regulation contains "necessary ambiguities" in order to achieve agreement on "harmonisation". Those ambiguities create yet more legal and regulatory uncertainty confusion of the type that make its easier to organise cross border transactions via services based in the USA....


April 16, 2012  12:03 PM

Choosing a Mayor for the Information Age : congratulations to Salford Labour party

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, Brussels, China, Chinese, Felixstowe, information society, London, Salford

Ian Stewart is probably the only mayoral candidate who understands what the Information Society is about - and I include those for London. I was intrigued by the


January 7, 2012  11:47 AM

You read it here first – London gets free wifi

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, BDUK, BT, Kensington, London, O2, Ofcom, Openreach, Openzone, samsung, Wave, Westminster

The mass media have finally caught up with the December 28th entry in "When IT meets politics". Note the speed of...


February 24, 2011  8:05 PM

From On-line Prefects to Cyberwarriors: opening up the career paths of the future

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
2012, BCS, Careers, CPHC, cyberbullying, cyberchaos, cyberfraudsters, cyberwarriors, Google, Information security, London, Olympics, WCIT

Google has obtained serious publicity for a modest "me too" exercise to train children to help...


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