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May 30, 2014  10:17 AM

The impossible suddenly becomes practical: Google to abide by EU law

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
companies, European Union, Google, harmonisation, right to be forgotten, Search engines, Searching, Turkey

The news of Google's "U" turn over the "Right to be Forgotten"  is most welcome. This is one Turkey that has not...

May 20, 2014  10:29 AM

Why Net Neutrality cannot survive without fibre to the femto and interoperability

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BASDA, BBC iPlayer, Crapband, FCC, Google, Googlettes, Hyperoptic, Net Neutrality, Netflix, Search engines, Sky

We have a rash of publicity claiming that the latest FCC position on Net Neutrality will destroy the Internet as we know it....


December 24, 2009  12:50 PM

Is Global Warming God’s way of telling us something?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Google, Quality of Service, Search engines, Social networks, troFacebook

Two thousand years ago God sent his only son as the final messenger to tell mankind to get its act together. Two thousand years of "progress" later, most of us, still appear unable to plan for the inevitable. Y2K was a classic dummy...


July 2, 2009  10:31 AM

Iranian democracy expires with a Tweet

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
censorship, iran, Search engines, twitter

The rapid extinction of Iran's bloggers and tweeters shows the vulnerability of any movement that relies on the Internet to help it seriously challenge a ruling elite. But a few years ago the fuel protesters came close to crippling the UK inside 72 hours, without intending to...


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