John Ribeiro

John Ribeiro covers outsourcing and general technology breaking news from India for The IDG News Service.


New US Senate bill aims to limit access to emails stored abroad

The legislation follows Microsoft's refusal to turn in emails in Ireland to U.S. law enforcement

Apple updates privacy policy, sets up site to guide users

Apple said it believes a great customer experience shouldn't come at the expense of user privacy

Yelp settles US FTC charges of violating child privacy

The company's in-app registration did not have a functional age-screen, FTC said

Intel teams with Indian firm to launch 'Eddy' tablet for children

Eddy holds out the promise of keeping children away from TVs and smartphones

Apple Watch under scrutiny for privacy by Connecticut attorney general

Attorney General George Jepsen is particularly concerned about the protection of health information collected by the new wearable device

Google debuts first low-cost Android One phones in India

The India launch was the first worldwide for the low-cost phones built around Google's reference design

Oracle to acquire content storage management company Front Porch Digital

Front Porch Digital technology is used by media companies, government agencies and sports organizations for a variety of applications

India's biometric ID project is back on track

Critics are concerned that the biometric data may be misused

Tech industry groups ask US Senate to 'swiftly pass' NSA curbs

The coalition of tech industry groups wrote a letter to Senate leaders as an erosion of trust was affecting their business abroad

Microsoft revamps MSN, integrates with productivity tools

Microsoft has signed up over 1,300 content providers for MSN

Bitcoin backer Shrem pleads guilty to operating unlicensed payments

Charlie Shrem, a bitcoin entrepreneur, and Robert M. Faiella pleaded guilty before a New York court.

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