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September 23, 2016  6:41 PM

The 50% e-Crime rise and Yahoo revelations show how right the CMS Select Committee was

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Analytics, Big Data, Brexit, cybersecurity, e-crime, Yahoo

In July we learned that 10% of the UK population have been the victims of e-Crime - albeit nearly always reimbursed, having "only" suffered the hassle of a refused card and a couple of days struggle...

January 28, 2015  11:12 AM

Will Companies’ House liability for damages help trigger better approach to identity governance?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, BCS, Cabinet office, Data governance, Data protection, Google, privacy, Surveillance, Yahoo, Zoopla

We have much debate about information security and data protection but far more harm is caused because accurate information is not available when and where it is needed. The Cabinet Office "liability avoidance" approach to identity and authorisation policy has long been driven by the need to...


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


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


June 21, 2013  7:27 PM

Another PRISM conspiracy theory: publicity is to help taxpaying UK ISPs against US tax avoiders

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BT, chancellor, Conspiracy, FISA, G8, guardian, President, Prism, RIPA, Yahoo

Not all conspiracy theories are compatible. We would suspect a conspiracy if they were. Ross Anderson's article in yesterday's Guardian has sparked the splendid suggestion that the...


June 20, 2013  10:50 AM

A bottle of Ledaig for the best conspiracy theory related to the non-story that is PRISM

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Apple, Facebook, FBI, FISA, GCHG, Google, Information security, Microsoft, NSA, Prism, Yahoo

I love a good conspiracy theory.  It should have sufficient by way of checkable references to have a veneer of credibility while pandering to the prejudices of the listeners. The more that  emerges about "PRISM", the more it appears to be a non-story. If it is correct that 


June 4, 2013  2:07 PM

Caught between the Communications Bill, the Patriot Act and Anglo-US “mutual assistance” agreements

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Facebook, Google, Home Office, Intellectual property, Microsoft, twitter, Yahoo

Press cover for the supposed letter from Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo and Twitter to Theresa May needs to be placed in context. "Highly contentious" puts their position mildly. They are "between a...


June 3, 2013  7:57 PM

Doing nothing is not an option: What should be in the new Communications Bill ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Eurim, IGF, information society, law, police, terrorism, Yahoo

The press and media cover linking the deaths of April Jones and Tia Sharpe to computer pornography, coming on top of the murder of Lee Rigby means that the political...


November 17, 2012  11:10 AM

Midata, their data or your data? A few big data questions – then the killer.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, BIS, Brussels, Business, dwp, e-Signatures, Eurim, FOG, Google, idap, IPR, Midata, personal data, Verizon, Yahoo

On Monday the  Consumer Affairs Minister will announce powers for us to request our personal data, including transactions, from business so as to better manage our affairs. I...


October 13, 2009  7:58 PM

The power and the frailty of Internet Free Speach

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Churchill, Google, Hitler, Minton, Roosevelt, Stalin, Trafigura, Yahoo

Whether it was Guido Fawkes or the Twitterers, this morning saw a demonstration of the power of the blogocracy in overcoming the attempt to stop the Guardian from publishing questions tabled in parliament. Not only was the list of full questions...


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