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Dave Neal is a reporter at The INQUIRER. Previously he worked at V3.co.uk, VNUnet, and IT Week in editor and journalist roles.

He started his career when the Y2K bug was a front page story and remains committed to covering the interesting world of technology news.

He left the world of office working four years ago and now represents The INQUIRER from home in Kent with his dog.

Dave has been quoted in papers including the London Metro.

Articles by Dave Neal

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FTC shuts down tech support scam firms that raked in $120m

Temporary closure of $120m fraudulent operations

Russians hacking into webcams, showing live footage from UK offices, shops and baby monitors

Information Commissioner warns the UK on CCTV hacker access

Amnesty, EFF and Privacy International launch Detekt tool to spot web snooping

Software will scan computers for government-sanctioned spyware

Firefox dumps Google for Yahoo as default search

Five-year deal will begin in US, but China keeps Baidu as default and Russia gets Yandex

Twitter offers search engine for every tweet ever tweeted

Half a trillion documents now available

Google discovers way to auto-caption images

Can summarise a complex image in a few words

London police chief warns banks of impending cyber attack in the UK and US

Adrian Leppard recommends proactive action and defence

FBI places $1m bounty on Romanian online scammer's head

Extensive fraud involved bogus PayPal invoices

Facebook at Work is expected to launch in months

New enterprise service is being trialled at several organisations

Google testing Project Loon internet plans in Australia

Internet access in remote areas using a network of balloons

Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, Google and Twitter back US Freedom Act to limit surveillance

Companies support a bill to minimise bulk data collection

Hackers breach US State Department email systems

Attack coincided with assaults on White House systems

Avanti and Facebook working on free internet access across Africa

Companies in talks over satellite rollout

Apple downplays Masque malware threat despite US CERT warning

Company not aware of any users affected by malware uncovered by FireEye

Facebook updates privacy terms and offers clearer guidance

Site promises more control over personal information

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