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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Indian net neutrality backers get boost from Flipkart retreat on free app access

The online retailer has abandoned a plan to pay for customers of Indian mobile operator Bharti Airtel to have free access to its mobile app

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FCC's net neutrality rules published in Federal Register

The publication is expected to trigger lawsuits from broadband providers

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ICANN seeks opinion on legality of '.sucks' registration process

The Internet naming body has written to U.S. and Canadian regulators

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Indian outsourcer Satyam's founder guilty of accounting fraud, court rules

B. Ramalinga Raju confessed in 2009 that the company had overstated its revenue and profit for several years

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Universities reject trade body request to back patent reform bill

The Consumer Electronics Association earlier urged the academics to withdraw their opposition

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Microsoft, Getty settle copyright dispute

The companies will work on bringing Getty's images to Microsoft products

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US drug enforcement amassed bulk phone records for decades

The bulk collection of phone records by the DEA preceded the NSA's own program

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California sends revenge porn operator to prison for 18 years

The case is described as the first criminal prosecution of its kind in the U.S.

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Uber knuckles down on security, poaches exec from Facebook

Uber has acknowledged that its security issues go beyond simply protecting data.

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Texas wants RadioShack to specify what customer information would be for sale

Texas said RadioShack has only temporarily removed the customer data from the sale

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Salesforce acquires mobile authentication firm Toopher

Toopher used to offer a mobile two-factor authentication app

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Google cloud platform can now be managed from a phone

Google has started the beta of the Android version of the console, with an iOS version expected this year

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India backs open source software for e-governance projects

The country had previously not taken a definite stand in favor of either open source or proprietary software

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