Fred O'ConnorReporter, IDG News Service

Fred O'Connor writes about wearables, Apple, IT careers, health IT and general technology news for the IDG News Service.

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Tech companies call on U.S. to end bulk collection of metadata

The provision in the Patriot Act that allows for the bulk collection of metadata expires in June.

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Akamai: Most Internet attacks in Q4 originated in China

The number of DDoS attacks in 2014 remained nearly the same compared to 2013

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Facebook app leaks F8 news about Parse, Messenger, 'teleportation station'

Messenger will supposedly become a platform, opened to developers

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Facebook, news outlets in talks about hosting articles on the social networking site

Facebook is also looking into developing a revenue-sharing plan for the publishers.

Google is making Glass 'ready for users,' says Schmidt

"Adjusting" the Glass program doesn't mean Google is ending it, Google's chairman says.

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Monetizing medical data is becoming the next revenue stream for hackers

The personal details in medical records fetch higher prices than stolen credit card numbers

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Having an app doesn't give Uber a delivery advantage over FedEx

The market for delivering goods locally in a few hours is small, said FedEx's CEO

Target to pay $10 million in proposed settlement for 2013 data breach

The retailer would also implement security measures to better protect consumer data.

Jury clears Apple of infringing patents formerly held by Nokia

The patents, which were sold to a holding firm, covered wireless communication from mobile devices.

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Apple updates developer guidelines for medical research apps

The move comes after the company unveiled a developer framework to create apps for medical research

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Lyft raises $530 million in latest funding round

The ride-hailing company will use the money to grow in the U.S. and launch its service abroad

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First medical apps built with Apple's ResearchKit won't share data for commercial gain

That's the assurance from the companies involved with the mobile framework's first five apps

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Apple asks for dismissal of lawsuit from battery maker A123

Apple argues that it doesn't compete with A123 because their batteries end up in different products.

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Apple's ResearchKit helps iPhone users participate in medical research

Apple will not see any of the health data collected by apps developed with ResearchKit

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Self-driving car technology could end up in robots

But many of the benefits offered by self-driving cars won't appear for decades, says research from McKinsey