David Meyer

David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't pay the bills. David's main focus is on communications, as well as internet technologies, regulation and mobile devices.

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Apple must pay Samsung patent damages, Dutch court rules

Apple will have to pay damages to Samsung for infringing on its patents in the iPad and iPhone, after a Dutch court found in Samsung's favour.Samsung is the leading Android phone manufacturer, which makes it Apple's biggest rival in the mobile market.

June 21, 2012 by David Meyer

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Microsoft refuses to bury the hatchet in Motorola patent spat

Microsoft has rejected an offer from Motorola to settle the patent battle between the two companies.The sprawling conflict has seen Motorola win an as-yet unenforced ban in Germany on Windows 7 and the Xbox 360, and Microsoft win a US import ban on some Motorola Android handsets.

June 21, 2012 by David Meyer

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ACTA almost dead after latest body blow from Europe

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, has been rejected by the European Parliament's trade committee, the opinion of which is a major influence on the wider parliament.INTA supported rapporteur David Martin's rejection of ACTA on Thursday morning by 19 votes to 12.

June 21, 2012 by David Meyer

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Google Apps admins gain two-step security powers

Google Apps got a security bump on Tuesday, with Google making it possible for administrators to force the use of two-factor authentication.The feature, which Google calls '2-step verification' in its implementation, adds a phone-derived code to the credentials a user needs to log into their Google account.

June 20, 2012 by David Meyer

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BT blocks The Pirate Bay

BT started blocking access to The Pirate Bay around midday on Tuesday, the ISP has confirmed.BT Retail was the last of the big UK internet service providers to institute the block, which had been ordered by the High Court after an earlier ruling that found The Pirate Bay (TPB) to be aiding copyright infringement.

June 20, 2012 by David Meyer

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Assange seeks asylum in Ecuador after extradition fight fails

Ecuador is considering Julian Assange's request for political asylum after the Wikileaks leader, who is facing extradition to Sweden for questioning over sex crimes, showed up at the country's London embassy on Tuesday.The anti-secrecy activist had been battling the extradition through the UK courts, but the Supreme Court put an end to that a week ago.

June 20, 2012 by David Meyer

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Special Galaxy S III offers enterprises SAFE Android

Samsung has unveiled an enterprise-friendly version of its flagship Galaxy S III Android smartphone, but there is no word yet as to its potential availability in the UK.Samsung has unveiled an enterprise-friendly version of the Galaxy S III as it introduced a new 'Samsung Approved for Enterprise' assurance scheme.

June 19, 2012 by David Meyer

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