John Ribeiro

Bangalore Correspondent

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

Majority of US users opt to stay with Galaxy Note7 after recall

Russia has previously tried to influence US elections, says spy chief

Russia has tried to influence U.S. elections since the 1960s during the Cold War, U.S. Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper said Tuesday.

Obama administration rolls out policy for self-driving vehicles

Obama administration rolls out policy for self-driving vehicles

The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday released an overview of the federal government’s automated vehicles policy, which includes a checklist for makers on various aspects of the cars they are developing, as well...

Oracle will acquire cloud security vendor Palerra

Oracle will acquire cloud security vendor Palerra

Oracle has agreed to acquire Palerra, a vendor of software for securing cloud services, as part of a strategy to provide customers comprehensive identity and security cloud services

US bans using Galaxy Note7 phones on planes

US bans using Galaxy Note7 phones on planes

The U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered that Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones can only be carried by crew and passengers on planes if the phones are switched off and are not connected to charging equipment.

Safety of Tesla Autopilot under scrutiny again, this time in China

Safety of Tesla Autopilot under scrutiny again, this time in China

Tesla Motors is once again facing controversy over the safety of its Autopilot technology for assisting car drivers, this time in connection with the death of the driver in a Model S crash in China.

Gmail outage for business users lasted over 12 hours

Gmail outage for business users lasted over 12 hours

Gmail service for users of the Google for Work cloud-based productivity suite was down for over 12 hours on Wednesday, apparently affecting users in a number of countries including the U.S.

Internet naming system not US property, says congressional watchdog

Internet naming system not US property, says congressional watchdog

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has said that the internet domain name system is unlikely to be government property, ahead of the planned transfer by month end of the oversight of key technical functions supporting the...

Canada recalls Galaxy Note7, says over 70 cases reported in the US

Canada recalls Galaxy Note7, says over 70 cases reported in the US

Canada has recalled over 21,900 Galaxy Note7 smartphones after receiving a report of the overheating of the battery of one phone.

US consumer product safety agency warns against use of Galaxy Note 7

US consumer product safety agency warns against use of Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Electronics’ woes mounted Friday with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission urging consumers to power down and stop charging or using their Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, after reports of the overheating and bursting of the...

US lawmakers make last-ditch bid to block internet governance transfer

US lawmakers make last-ditch bid to block internet governance transfer

Republican lawmakers are making a last-ditch bid to thwart the proposed transfer by the U.S. of internet governance to a multistakeholder body, by calling on the government to reconsider its plans to put the transition into effect by...

FAA advises against using or charging Galaxy Note 7 phones on planes

FAA advises against using or charging Galaxy Note 7 phones on planes

The Federal Aviation Administration has advised passengers not to turn on or charge their Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on board aircraft, following reports of exploding batteries in the device made by Samsung Electronics.

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