David Meyer

David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't be paying many bills. His early journalistic career was spent in general news, working behind the scenes for BBC radio and on-air as a newsreader for independent stations. David's main focus is on communications, of both the fixed and wireless varieties, as well as internet technologies, regulation and mobile devices. He is based in Berlin.

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Google denies 'pre-preparing' Street View Wi-Fi probe evidence

Google denies 'pre-preparing' Street View Wi-Fi probe evidence

Google has denied 'pre-preparing' the hard disk, shown to the UK's privacy regulator two years ago, that contained data scooped up from people's Wi-Fi networks by Street View cars.The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) decided not to punish Google over the practice in 2010, after looking at the drive's contents.

published June 19, 2012 by

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London getting more competitive for leased-line fibre

London getting more competitive for leased-line fibre

BT is likely to enjoy lighter controls on the amount it can charge for its leased lines in London, under proposals revealed by Ofcom on Monday.Leased lines offer high-end fibre connectivity as a retail product for business customers, and also as a wholesale product for smaller telcos that resell fixed and mobile broadband services.

published June 19, 2012 by

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Police demand deletion of 640 YouTube 'terrorist' videos

Police demand deletion of 640 YouTube 'terrorist' videos

The UK police had Google delete 640 YouTube videos that allegedly glorified terrorism last year, the company has revealed.The revelation that the UK Association of Police Officers (ACPO) requested the deletion of the videos came as part of Google's latest Transparency Report, which tracks government and copyright-related takedown requests received by the web giant, on Monday.

published June 18, 2012 by

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Clear the decks: Nokia cuts 10,000 jobs in radical shake-up

Clear the decks: Nokia cuts 10,000 jobs in radical shake-up

Nokia is to lose 10,000 workers and transform its management team in a bid to return to profitability, the Finnish handset manufacturer has said.A series of moves, which also includes the selling-off of luxury handset division Vertu and the acquisition of imaging technology from Scalado, was announced early on Thursday.

published June 14, 2012 by

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Be Broadband finally puts network switch-over back on track

Be Broadband finally puts network switch-over back on track

Be Broadband has unveiled a new starting date for the migration of customers from the older broadband infrastructure it rents from BT to its own, new core network.The move will boost bandwidth for the O2-owned operator, and it will also help Be move to IPv6 — it will, however, also mean changing customers' static IP addresses.

published June 13, 2012 by

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All-you-can-eat Euro data roaming: Three launches first package

All-you-can-eat Euro data roaming: Three launches first package

Three has stolen a march on its competitors by unveiling an all-you-can-eat roaming data tariff for customers visiting the rest of Europe.Immediately available from Wednesday to Three's contract smartphone customers, the operator's new Euro Internet Pass costs £5 a day, in exchange for which it offers unlimited browsing.

published June 13, 2012 by

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Unmasking trolls 'will be made easier by Defamation Bill', says Clarke

Unmasking trolls 'will be made easier by Defamation Bill', says Clarke

New procedures for unmasking online trolls will make life simpler for those operating the websites where the trolling is taking place, justice secretary Ken Clarke has said.Ahead of the new Defamation Bill's second reading on Tuesday, Clarke said the current libel regime — built for the pre-internet era — created so much uncertainty for website operators that they tended to take down potentially risky material too quickly.

published June 12, 2012 by

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ThinkPads get mobile broadband as Lenovo goes MVNO

ThinkPads get mobile broadband as Lenovo goes MVNO

Lenovo has become a mobile broadband operator with the introduction of Mobile Access, a global cellular data service for 3G-enabled ThinkPads.Unveiled on Monday, Lenovo Mobile Access allows both pay-as-you-go and monthly usage, and is immediately available in the UK, eight other European countries and the US.

published June 12, 2012 by

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Smart meters allow 'massive collection of personal data', EU watchdog warns

Smart meters allow 'massive collection of personal data', EU watchdog warns

Smart meters could be used to build extensive profiles of the households using them, Europe's privacy regulator has warned.The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) said in a statement on Monday that, while smart meters were potentially useful for controlling energy use, they will also "enable massive collection of personal data which can track what members of a household do within the privacy of their own homes".

published June 11, 2012 by

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