John RibeiroBangalore Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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Omni Hotels was hit by point-of-sale malware

Omni Hotels & Resorts has reported that point-of-sale systems at some of its properties were hit by malware targeting payment card information.

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Snapchat sued over ‘sexually offensive’ content in its Discover channels

Snapchat is being sued for exposing minors to sexually offensive content on the Discover section it offers in tandem with media partners.

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Google Cloud acquires video software company Anvato

Google has acquired Anvato, the developer of a video software platform, to shore up its cloud offering in the area of video delivery.

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Investigation into Hillary Clinton’s personal email system closed without charges

An investigation into the use of a personal email system for official communications by Hillary Clinton, while she was secretary of state, has been closed with no charges filed, U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch said Wednesday.

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US house passes bill banning access to porn from federal computers

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that would prohibit employees from accessing pornographic or explicit websites from federal computers, unless it meets an investigative objective.

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US house passes bill banning access to porn from federal computers

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that would prohibit employees from accessing pornographic or explicit websites from federal computers, unless it meets an investigative objective.

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Court decision raises issues about sharing passwords

An appeals court has ruled that a former employee of a company, whose computer access credentials were revoked, had acted “without authorization” in violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, when he and other former employees used the login credentials of a current employee to gain access to data on the employer’s computers.

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Second man pleads guilty of hacking entertainment industry celebrities

A second man has pleaded guilty to using a phishing scheme to get access to private and sensitive videos and photographs of people in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles.

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Google tool lets users personalize the ads they see

A new tool introduced by Google lets users personalize across devices what ads they see on the company's and third-party sites, which may also be a bounty for advertisers who could get some more accurate targeting.

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FBI expansion of surveillance powers meets obstacle

A move in the Senate to provide enhanced surveillance powers to the FBI through the use of National Security Letters met a hurdle Monday after Senator Ron Wyden placed a hold on the 2017 Intelligence Authorization bill over the controversial provisions.

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Intel may sell off the security division it built around McAfee

Intel is considering selling its security business as the company tries to focus on delivering chips for cloud computing and connected devices, according to a news report.

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Apple retires its Thunderbolt Display without warning or a successor

Apple is discontinuing its Thunderbolt Display, the high-resolution external display that users of the MacBook and other Macs could use to get a better picture and work with more apps.

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Qualcomm seeks Chinese court’s help against defiant phone maker

Qualcomm is seeking the help of a Chinese court to get a local smartphone maker, Meizu, to agree to licensing terms for 3G and 4G and other patents that the company broadly agreed to with the Chinese government last year.

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Google Fiber will add urban coverage and wireless by acquiring Webpass

Google Fiber is acquiring Internet service provider Webpass to be able to offer to customers a combination of fiber and wireless delivery of high-speed Internet.

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Intel, SAP, other tech companies pledge to get more inclusive in hiring

Intel, SAP, Lyft, Spotify and VMware are among over 30 Silicon Valley companies that on Wednesday signed a pledge that they would take action to make their technology workforce "fully representative of the American people, as soon as possible."