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June 29, 2017  3:00 PM

Trolls driving women off the web (and turning girls off IT)

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
"Theresa May", Facebook, Instagram, IPv6, Snapchat, twitter

Boys and older trolls are elbowing girls and older women off the Internet, just as they used to elbow them off computers in schools in the 1980s. During the first, and most successful, campaign to encourage girls to consider IT careers...

March 18, 2017  1:33 PM

Shareprices defy online advertising cancellations

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Facebook, GDPR, Google, Information governance, twitter

The Google share price took a brief hit after the stories of systemic distortion with regard to on-line advertising metrics,


October 13, 2014  12:22 PM

When IT fails to meet politics: why non-discussions at 2014 party conferences were so dangerous

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, Broadband, Cabinet office, capitalism, Conservative, Corporatism, CTF, Facebook, freedom, Google, ISP, Labour, Microsoft, Schumpeter, Skills, techUK, twitter, UKIP, United Kingdom, Web

 Antony Walker's


August 19, 2014  11:22 AM

How does the UK move to a high resilience, secure and ubiquitous, post-internet, any-to-any “mesh”?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
21CN, Amazon, Apple, B4RN, BDUK, Broadband, btgroup, Cisco, Coventry, Crapband, cumbria, DCMS, e-Bay, easynet, Ercisson, Facebook, FSB, gigabit, Gigaclear, Gowex, Huawei, Hyperoptic, Inca, Internet, IPv6, ITS, Kirklees, LINX, Metroland, Netflix, Ofcom, Openreach, Peterborough, PSN, Skype, superfast, twitter, Utility, Virgin, Virgin Media, Worldcom, York

A couple of days ago I said that the importance of the


January 18, 2014  7:01 AM

Has President Obama just confirmed the status of the Internet as the US on-line Stasi State?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Barack Obama, Big Data, CESG, cloud, diginotar, Edward Snowden, Facebook, FOSI, GCHQ, Google, IBM, Mobile, NSA, Outsourcing, RIPA, Safer Internet Day, Surveillance, twitter, Vodafone

The actions announced by President Obama in response to the Snowden revelations have failed to put...


January 2, 2014  9:02 AM

Would you trust members of “Reform Government Surveillance Group” more or less than NSA/GCHQ

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
AOL, Apple, Broadband, Crapband, Facebook, Google, Linkedin, Microsoft, twitter, Yahoo

Over Christmas I was struck by how interested my younger relatives were (or rather were not) in whether the 2 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


October 18, 2013  7:30 PM

The bidding campaign in hypocrisy over surveillance threatens on-line confidence

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, Edward Snowden, Google, guardian, NSA, Surveillance, twitter

Some of the Guardian articles linked to their exercise to put material on the surveillance operations of the US and UK into the public domain are bizarre. One such covers the...

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September 9, 2013  12:25 PM

Never have so many charged so much to keep tabs on so few: what is the “real” cost of PRISM

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CCTV, cloud, Facebook, GCHQ, Google, IETF, Internet of Things, Internet security, IPv6, NSA, scrambls, twitter, Yahoo

I recently read a New York Times article on how the US drug enforcement surveillance database supposedly dwarfs that of the 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


July 30, 2013  12:51 PM

The internet comes of age and enters the “real world” with a rapid Twitter Troll arrest

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Balkanization, Caroline, Criado-Perez, GCHQ, HMRC, ICANN, Internet, Nominet, SARS, Troll, twitter

The agreement of Twitter to streamline its routines for reporting abuse for fear of a


June 23, 2013  6:52 PM

Will Brazil see the first democracy toppled by a “Social Media” revolution?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Business, Facebook, msn, NBC, Prism, social media, twitter

Normally I ignore the news items suggested by MSN but this piece of comment on NBC caught my eye one caught my eye. It begins with comment on how the use...


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