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John Ribeiro

IDG News Service

Ribeiro is a reporter for the IDG News Service.

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Recent articles by John Ribeiro

Apple offers free recycling of its products worldwide

April 22, 2014

Apple is offering to recycle its products for free worldwide, and has included even third-party products like mobile phones and PCs in the program in some countries.

Activists want net neutrality, NSA spying debated at Brazil Internet conference

April 21, 2014

A campaign on the Internet is objecting to the exclusion of issues like net neutrality, the cyberweapons arms race and surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency from the discussion paper of an Internet governance conference this week in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Google lawsuit against Rockstar to stay in California

April 18, 2014

A Google complaint against Apple-backed patent consortium Rockstar will stay in a California court rather than be moved to Texas where Rockstar already has patent lawsuits against Google's Android partners, the California court ordered Thursday.

Michaels says breach at its stores affected nearly 3M payment cards

April 17, 2014

About 2.6 million payment cards at Michaels Stores and another 400,000 at subsidiary Aaron Brothers may have been affected in a card skimming attack that compromised its point-of-sale systems, the retailer said Thursday.

Tata revenue, profit up on strong outsourcing demand

April 16, 2014

India's largest outsourcer, Tata Consultancy Services, is boosting hiring and offering wage hikes after reporting strong revenue and profit growth in its recently concluded fiscal year.

Google updates terms of service to reflect its scanning of users' emails

April 15, 2014

Google has updated its terms of service to reflect that it analyzes user content including emails to provide users tailored advertising, customized search results and other features.

Mt. Gox asks for postponement of Karpeles' deposition in U.S. court

April 15, 2014

Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles, who was ordered to appear before a U.S. bankruptcy court to answer questions, has asked for a postponement of his deposition.

India's Infosys posts strong revenue, profit growth

April 15, 2014

Indian outsourcer Infosys reported revenue and profit growth in the first quarter, but is still troubled by strong staff attrition and key management changes.

Gnome Foundation faces cash crunch over women outreach program

April 14, 2014

The Gnome Foundation does not have any cash reserves as expenses on a women outreach program had to be made ahead of actually receiving payments from sponsors.

Obama administration backs disclosing software vulnerabilities in most cases

April 13, 2014

The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama favors disclosing to the public vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software in the national interest, unless there is a national security or law enforcement need, the country's spy agency said.