When IT Meets Politics:


May 22, 2009  6:58 PM

How does the cookie crumble? Whose spyware is acceptable?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cookies, Eurim, iglen, Information governance, MEPs, MPS, Outlaw.com, Spyware

What is the difference between the Larry Page's claim that making Google wipe data after six months would hit Flu Protection and a Ministerial claim that...

April 19, 2009  6:18 PM

Copyright Wars and the future of Digital Britain

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

Last week saw the Digital Britain Summit and the conviction of Pirate Bay The stakes could not be higher. The UK comes bottom of the 16 nations looked at by Consumers...

December 12, 2008  4:01 PM

Wikipaedia beats Internet Watch Foundation on own goals

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
censorship, Outlaw.com, Wikipaedia

The Internet Watch Foundation recently placed Wikipedia on its blacklist after a complaint that an article was carrying an image that was illegal under UK law. It rescinded the ban after a wave of complaints from the Internet community. The clash was sad but inevitable. The result is...

March 28, 2008  8:10 PM

Should on-line Child Protection be moved offshore?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

It takes a child psychologist to navigate the politics of Whitehall and the Internet and produce, on time, a meaty report whose recommendations will be almost impossible to ignore - despite some painful stings - although I would prefer to call them "therapeutic accupuncture"

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