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March 6, 2012  8:23 AM

Stop the Bleeding – the wetware is more important than the software or hardware

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Barclaycard, BT, Cabinet office, Citizencard, dwp, Equifax, experian, Fraud, Google, information technology, ISPs, MBNA, Microsoft, Paypal, Swift, telcos, visa, Vodafone

In my previous blog on the need for the Chancellor to give serious priority to tackling on-line fraud in his budget, I should also have made the point that the software and...

September 25, 2011  7:02 PM

IT at the Party Conferences 2011

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Conservative, demos, Eurim, Fujitsu, Labour, Libdem, Microsoft

I have looked through the LibDem, Labour and Conservative Conference Guides for IT related events and exhibitors. Everything Everywhere has events at all three conferences on the theme "Digitally Connected: empowering people, society...


October 17, 2010  1:20 PM

Mixed messages: “Get Online Week” v. “National Identity Fraud Prevention Week”

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, BT, Comet, Eurim, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Sky

Monday 18th October sees the launch of two parallel campaigns. "Get Online Week 2010", (for which Martha Lane Fox has secured backing from the BBC, BT, Comet, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, the Post Office, Sky, Talk Talk etc.)  and "


April 15, 2010  7:54 AM

When IT Meets the General Election: How do the manifestos compare with what the ICT industy wants?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Academy, BCS, Conservative, CPHC, Eurim, Google, iMIS, Labour, Libdem, manifesto, Microsoft, Technology

Computer Weekly and others are publishing summaries of the technology policies of the main parties and collecting shopping lists from interest groups. How do they compare? Not well. All parties are going to provide broadband and efficiency but say little about how, save that...


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...


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...


September 8, 2008  8:43 AM

A Cartel Masquerading as Anarchy: who governs the Internet?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cartel, China, Google, Guomindang, Microsoft

The Internet is the most concentrated and regulated communications system the world has ever known. Players like Google or Microsoft take a far larger revenue share of the markets within which they operate than Standard Oil, Ma Bell or...


May 30, 2008  8:38 PM

Who would you trust with your e-mail content: Google or GCHQ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Data protection, FIPR, GCHQ, Google, Microsoft, privacy, Surveillance

At the FIPR 10th birthday I was fascinated to hear an attack on HMG plans to record all on-line communications by a well-known civil liberties activitist who makes a point of using g-mail: because it is not Microsoft. There is an increasingly surreal quality to...


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