When IT Meets Politics:

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May 1, 2015  1:38 PM

When politics meets IT: the gulf between the people and the techies

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Ansip, AT&T, Broadband, BT, Conservative, DPA, ICANN, IETF, IIC, Internet safety, ISOC, Labour, Liberal, manifesto, s, Socitm, Strategy, Technology, Website

The technical press and industry lobbyists appear to be living on a different planet to most voters when it comes to assessing what the election will mean for on-line...

September 9, 2014  10:32 AM

Would the UK be a happier or more sinister if the police routinely wore body cameras?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CPS, Fergusson, FIPR, gps, police, Rialto, Surveillance, Technology, Wolfcom

The Home Secretary's suggestion that to save time the police should routinely wear body cameras sparked a rush of publicity, much of it from those opposed to the concept for a variety of reasons,...


May 27, 2014  9:46 AM

UKIP’s online policy: stuff the corporate turkeys, listen to users and stop wasting money

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Brexit, Broadband, Brussels, Crapband, Ebay, European Union, Ewhurst, Google, Technology, UKIP

UKIP is often described by commentators as a party of inarticulate and angry protest for those ignored by the political establishment, who will come to their senses at the next general election. When I compared UKIP's local government results with


November 22, 2010  12:45 PM

Why are our systems so vulnerable: the cybersecurity bandwagon

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CEOP, CSOC, cybersecurity, OCSIA, PCEU, SCADA, Technology, Wave

My inbox has recently been full of invitations to cybersecurity events, albeit those targeted at public sector users use the words "information assurance" and those targeted at the private sector use the words "information security". "Data protection" is passe, except...


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...


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