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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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.

June 19, 2012 by David Meyer

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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.

June 19, 2012 by David Meyer

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US won't extradite LulzSec suspect Cleary if prosecuted in UK

The US is not going to push for British hacking suspect Ryan Cleary to be extradited there, his lawyer has said.Cleary is suspected of being a member of the hacking collective LulzSec, which last year attacked the US Senate, the CIA and the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA).

June 18, 2012 by David Meyer

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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.

June 18, 2012 by David Meyer

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Going postal: Does the reasoning behind the 'Snoopers' Charter' stand up?

Spelled out just yesterday, the Communications Data Bill has already attracted the hostility of digital rights activists, academics, the libertarian wing of the Conservative Party and even the Daily Mail.The Communications Data Bill would require ISPs and even postal services to retain data on communications for a year.

June 15, 2012 by David Meyer

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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.

June 14, 2012 by David Meyer

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£870m 'Extremely Large Telescope' scheme gets go-ahead

The world's largest optical/infrared telescope will become operational early in the next decade, according to plans tentatively approved by the Europe's leading astronomers this week.The Extremely Large Telescope will be built in northern Chile.

June 13, 2012 by David Meyer

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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.

June 13, 2012 by David Meyer

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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.

June 13, 2012 by David Meyer

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