Europe’s New War on Messaging Apps Explained, UK’s Smart Meters Explored: TM 69

THIS WEEK ON TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss ​the new proposals from the European Commission to bring in new laws to govern so-called “over-the-top” messaging services, such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. In short, it’s been suggested they should be subject to the same restrictions and scrutiny as telecoms operators. We explore what this could mean, should it ever come into force. We also examine the UK’s energy smart meters and how the technology will work (and, perhaps more importantly, how it’s going to cost or save you money). Plus brand new Apple Watch 2 rumours and your emails. For information regarding your data privacy, visit