John RibeiroBangalore Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

UN to appoint watchdog to focus on privacy in digital age

A 'special rapporteur' is to be appointed for a period of three years

25 U.S. states oppose sale of RadioShack's customer data

Some states like Texas, Oregon, and Pennsylvania have filed objections in bankruptcy court

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The U.S. FTC explains why it didn't sue Google

The agency was responding to charges that it had overruled staff objections

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India's Supreme Court strikes down law against offensive online content

The cyberlaw allowed people to be arrested for content considered offensive

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US FCC faces lawsuits against proposed net neutrality order

Trade group USTelecom and provider Alamo Broadband have filed suit against the government agency.

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Uber ties with Internet arm of large media group in India

The company is facing scrutiny from Indian regulators and bad publicity in the country after an alleged rape by one of its drivers

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Uber sued for false advertising by California taxi companies

The taxi companies claim some of their potential customers choose Uber because of its allegedly false claims

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US gov't wants HTTPS on its publicly-accessible sites within two years

New sites set up by government agencies will be required to implement HTTPS

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Facebook clarifies rules for content, including definition of nudity and hate speech

The social network has also tried to explain when and why it removes content at the request of governments.

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Amazon acquires IoT platform developer 2lemetry

The current customers of 2lemetry will continue to be supported, with the name and branding retained

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PC sales may be worse than expected this year

IDC revised its forecast for PC shipments in 2015 to a drop of 4.9 percent

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Apple wants suit from battery maker A123 dismissed or moved to California

Apple told the court that the witnesses and records in the case are in California

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Lawmakers ask Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar to check driver fingerprints

The eight members of Congress say measures taken so far to screen drivers do not take advantage of all the available tools

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Apple to raise drivers' wages, after demands to share its wealth

The company said last week it would directly employ a number of security guards rather than use guards placed by contractors

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Microsoft asks U.S. court to ban Kyocera's Android phones

Kyocera is alleged to have infringed on seven Microsoft patents.