John Ribeiro

Bangalore Correspondent

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

Samsung bets on Tizen smartphones again with a new launch in India

Groups oppose US plan to collect social media info from visitors

Groups oppose US plan to collect social media info from visitors

Civil liberties and tech advocacy groups have opposed a move by the Department of Homeland Security to collect social media information from certain categories of visitors to the U.S.

Eddie Bauer is latest retailer to be hit by point-of-sale malware

Eddie Bauer is latest retailer to be hit by point-of-sale malware

Clothing retailer Eddie Bauer has informed customers that point-of-sale systems at its stores were hit by malware, enabling the theft of payment card information.

US says transfer of internet governance will go ahead on Oct. 1

US says transfer of internet governance will go ahead on Oct. 1

The U.S. will go ahead with its plan to hand over oversight of the internet's domain name system functions to a multistakeholder body on Oct. 1, despite fierce opposition from some lawmakers and advocacy groups.

Salesforce snaps up analytics startup BeyondCore

Salesforce snaps up analytics startup BeyondCore

Salesforce has acquired business intelligence and analytics startup BeyondCore, as part of its strategy to make its software more intelligent.

HEI Hotels reports point-of-sale terminals breach

HEI Hotels reports point-of-sale terminals breach

HEI Hotels & Resorts has reported a possible compromise of payment card information at its point-of-sale terminals, the latest in a string of attacks on such systems at hotels, hospitals and retailers.

Pakistan cybercrime law scares by its vagueness

Pakistan cybercrime law scares by its vagueness

Pakistan’s National Assembly has passed a cybercrime bill that provides for censorship of the internet and could also be misused by the vagueness of some of its definitions.

Twitter is not liable for ISIS activity on its service, judge rules

Twitter is not liable for ISIS activity on its service, judge rules

Twitter is not liable for providing material support to the Islamic State group, also referred to as the ISIS, by allowing its members to sign up and use accounts on its site, a federal judge in California ruled Wednesday.

Ecuador says Swedes will question Assange at its UK embassy

Ecuador says Swedes will question Assange at its UK embassy

Ecuador has granted a request from Swedish prosecutors to question WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange at its embassy in London, where he has been holed up for over four years.

Oracle says it didn’t ask employee to cook cloud accounts

Oracle says it didn’t ask employee to cook cloud accounts

Oracle has denied in a California federal court charges leveled by a former manager that she was sacked after she refused to cook accounts in the company’s cloud business and threatened to blow the whistle on the accounting practices....

White House software code sharing policy gains steam

White House software code sharing policy gains steam

The White House has released its Federal Source Code policy that promotes reuse of new source code developed by government agencies across the federal government.

Delta Air Lines flights delayed by widespread computer outage

Delta Air Lines flights delayed by widespread computer outage

Delta said Monday morning that its flights awaiting departure were delayed because of a computer outage.

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