John RibeiroBangalore Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

Microsoft demands NSA reform on anniversary of Snowden's revelations

Microsoft joins Cisco and other companies that have objected to a delay in NSA reform

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FAA may let movie makers film with drones

Seven aerial photo and video production companies have filed for permission to use drones

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Samsung introduces Tizen smartphone, with a Tizen TV next year

The Samsung Z will be on show at the Tizen Developer Conference this week in San Francisco.

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Google starts accepting 'right to be forgotten' requests in Europe

The company set up a page where people can submit their requests

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Google concedes in diversity data that employees mainly male and white

Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson has requested tech companies to reveal the data

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Amazon 'not optimistic' about ending book standoff with Hachette any time soon

Amazon recommends buying affected titles from its third-party sellers or competitors

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Twitter users to grow 24.4 percent in 2014, U.S. still largest market

The Asia-Pacific region is increasing its share of Twitter users while the U.S. market matures.

PCWorld News

Apple asks US court to order Samsung to remove infringing features

Apple also wants the court to review a jury order and hike damages

PCWorld News

Court approval sought for $324M settlement of tech workers anti-poaching suit

The class representatives will each get $80,000 extra for their roles

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ZeniMax drags Oculus VR to court over Rift headset dispute

Game publisher ZeniMax is demanding compensation for intellectual property allegedly used by Oculus

PCWorld News

Obama backs new surveillance legislation, but tech companies reject

A tech industry group said it cannot support the legislation in its current form

Apple and Samsung fail to settle patent dispute in California

A news report has said that the two companies are working towards a settlement

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Cisco's Chambers tells Obama that NSA surveillance impacts U.S. technology sales

Chambers was reacting to reports that the U.S. National Security Agency intercepts equipment shipped abroad to install surveillance tools

PCWorld News

Samsung, Rockstar patent dispute to continue in Texas court

Samsung had claimed that a Rockstar subsidiary lacked standing to sue

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Autodesk announces 'Spark' open software platform for 3D printing

The company will also be offering its own 3-D printer