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August 25, 2013  6:28 PM

Why wasn’t the Official Secrets Act used against David Miranda?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brazil, LOVINT, NSA, Prism

I have enjoyed reading the ongoing controversy over David Miranda case - especially the support of Janet Daley in the Sunday Telegraph for the Guardian I...

August 5, 2013  4:11 PM

Has Edward Snowden revealed anything new: US support for GCHQ goes back to 1941

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, Britons, guardian, Information security, Internet, NSA

The revelation in the Guardian that the US is co-funding GCHQ surveillance programmes comes as a surprise only to those who still believe the myth that we plucky Britons broke the German...


July 15, 2013  12:10 PM

Is Angry Birds a bigger surveillance threat than PRISM?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
App store, Facebook, FSB, GCHQ, Google, iPhone, MOSAIC, NSA, Prism, Rovio, Star Wars

This morning I listed to the first episode of "Privacy Under Pressure" - it was Radio 4 at its best - with some of my favourite pundits. However, as is my wont, I looked through the other end of the telescope. Who really runs


June 28, 2013  5:03 PM

The winning theory: Snowden was employed by the NSA, FSB, GCHQ and Unit 61938 to protect budgets

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
e-skills, Edward Snowden, FSB, GCHQ, guardian, Ledaig, NSA, Prism

Now that the GCHQ and its allies have emerged successful from the spending review, I can reveal the front runner for the bottle of Ledaig for for the best conspiracy theory related to the PRISM story....


June 20, 2013  10:50 AM

A bottle of Ledaig for the best conspiracy theory related to the non-story that is PRISM

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Apple, Facebook, FBI, FISA, GCHG, Google, Information security, Microsoft, NSA, Prism, Yahoo

I love a good conspiracy theory.  It should have sufficient by way of checkable references to have a veneer of credibility while pandering to the prejudices of the listeners. The more that  emerges about "PRISM", the more it appears to be a non-story. If it is correct that 


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