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September 18, 2013  1:16 PM

Brazil raises the stakes over the future of online world

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Bali, Bilderberg, Brazil, Dubai, Washington, WCIT

It is interesting that the Western Press has given so little cover to the Brazilian President's decision to postpone her visit to Washington as a result of the Snowden revelations . Brazil was amongst those who voted in...

September 13, 2013  5:29 PM

Terminate the patent trolls before they succeed in destroying the future of the Internet

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Bilderberg, BlackBerry, Columba, ConservativeHome, Edward Snowden, FAST, Google, IGF, Intellectual property, IPR, ITU, NTP, Palantir, Patent, WCIT

The levies paid by the developing world to US patent trolls helped secure the support of most of world (counting


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


February 11, 2013  10:22 AM

Is the ITU set to take control of the Internet from US lawyers and give it to global users?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brazil, deep packet inspection, FIPR, IPv4, ITU, korea, Singapore, Surveillance, WCIT

This morning I received an FIPR alert on the "


December 3, 2012  3:38 PM

Are we about to have a grown up debate on the future of the Internet?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, Dubai, IPR, IPv6, WCIT, X.25

I have just been reading the first BBC article on the WCIT Conference in Dubai. Among other things this will witness the Third World countries seeking to get a "fair" share of the Internet revenues they generate. Given the...


November 13, 2012  7:27 AM

Broadband: from speed through bandwidth rationing to active traffic management to quality of service

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Broadband, DCMS, IGF, Internet protocol, Net Neutrality, service provider, Traffic management, Wapping, WCIT

Those of you who have moved from 5 to 15 to 50 mbs broadband will have discovered that it does not always lead to significant improvement in delivered service. The causes are many and varied: from line quality, through PC security to "traffic management" at various levels.

At...


November 9, 2012  7:42 PM

I have seen the online future – and it sucks: the time has come for customer revolt

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
.co.uk, consultation, domainname, ITU, NatWest, Nominet, nominetuk, Tesco, trust, WCIT, X.25

This morning I attended one of the consultation meetings on the Nominet proposals to reserve .uk....


August 26, 2012  9:59 PM

How do we rebuild trust in the on-line world ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Catapult, Eurim, WCIT


July 13, 2012  7:46 AM

ID (alias Internet Address) and Surveillance Wars: ICANN v. ITU

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
EIF, Eurim, ICANN, InternationalTelecommunicationUnion, IPv4, IPv6, ITU, PICTFOR, TCOMDarkComet, Trusted Platform Module, WCIT

Would you trust a bunch of self-appointed experts, corporate lobbyists and US IP lawyers with the governance of the Internet?

In looking at the interplay between identity and surveillance policy, I find it difficult to tell whether many players are naive, narrow-minded or "economical...


June 4, 2012  12:45 AM

Has Flame moved the battle for control over the Internet from Cold War to Hot War

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CyberWar, cyberwarriors, diginotar, Failure, Flame, IGF, IMP, IPR, iran, ITU, malware, PIPA, Security, SOPA, Stuxnet, WCIT, X.25


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