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February 16, 2016  11:42 AM

An idea whose time has come: robust on-line age-checking – and not just for access to pornography

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ATVOD, Data breach, DCMS, oix, On-line, Yoti

The announcement of the DCMS consultation "Child Safety Online: age checking for Pornography" is most welcome.  As yet, however, the

December 31, 2013  11:21 AM

God, not just the Chancellor, was on the side of Amazon. Did Christmas see death of the High Street?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Christmas, Debenham, London, On-line, Sales, VAT

I expect the warning from Debenhams as to the impact of poor Christmas sales to be repeated by others as it becomes apparent that this was the not only first time


August 26, 2013  12:01 PM

Which should concern us more: lack of privacy or lack of resilience?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Apple, awareness, Big Data, Cloud Computing, competition, Compliance, confidence, cyberbullying, Google, IET, Information security, Microsoft, On-line, scareware, trust, UK, WCIT

The rash of stories about state surveillance and


August 19, 2013  11:01 PM

Does Google’s privacy policy inspire you with confidence in their on-line world?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
abuse, advertising, Amazon, Ask.fm, boycott, cyberbullying, cyberstalking, Data protection, Diageo, Fraud, ghettoes, Google, government, Mumsnet, On-line, outage, privacy, Security, trolls, vigilantes

A recent posting on The Drum illustrates 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


October 25, 2012  8:29 PM

Government official gives practical security advice – shock horror

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Facebook, id, Insecurity, Internet, On-line, Security, Social networks, Stasi, trust

When I heard that Andy Smith's eminently sensible comments at the Parliament and the Internet conference yesterday had gone viral I feared he had suffered a Ratner moment. I have...


May 31, 2012  10:17 AM

Order now to avoid 300% price hike in on-line IT training fees

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Eurim, Information security, lockdown, Olympic, On-line, soma

On June 14th the introductory offer of £95 for a years subscription to the e-Skills National Skills Academy for IT come to an end and the price rises to £359, although there will be discounts for multiple subscriptions.

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