John RibeiroIDG News Service

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

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Samsung forecasts operating profit drop in fourth quarter

The company's revenue is expected to be marginally higher than a year ago

Malware from Yahoo ads did not affect US and Mac and mobile users

Users in North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America weren't served the ads that spread malware in Europe, Yahoo says.

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Facebook faces lawsuit for allegedly scanning private messages

Facebook is charged with scanning private messages to profile users

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Skype's social media accounts hijacked by Syrian Electronic Army

Scary words flew forth from Skype's social media accounts, but fear not: User accounts weren't compromised.

Hackers claim to expose phone information of 4.6 million Snapchat users

The post of phone numbers paired to Snapchat user names comes days after a security research firm identified the vulnerability in the social networking service.

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Alibaba poised to offer telecom services in China

The e-commerce giant's subsidiary has been awarded a MVNO license by the Chinese government

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Amazon offers gift cards, shipping refunds for late deliveries

The company blames delivery companies for the delays

Taiwan antitrust agency fines Apple for iPhone pricing

Taiwan's antitrust agency says Apple interfered with iPhone pricing by three carriers.

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Google asks US court to rule that Android has not infringed Rockstar patents

Rockstar has sued Google and seven other companies including Samsung in a court in Texas

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Security researcher Mikko Hypponen cancels RSA conference talk in protest

Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer of F-Secure, said he was protesting reports of a secret RSA-NSA deal

Apple and China Mobile sign deal to sell iPhones

The deal could help Apple grow its market share in China when it kicks in next month.

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Google fined $1.2 million by Spain over privacy practices

The fine is part of action by six European countries over changes in Google's privacy policy.

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Target says 40 million cards likely skimmed in security breach

The retailer said the breach affected customers making purchases at its stores

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Target customers' card data said to be at risk after store thefts

The information may have been stolen through card devices at Target stores, according to reports

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LG embraces Chrome OS, announces all-in-one Chromebase desktop

The South Korean company said it was unveiling an all-in-one computer running Chrome OS at the International CES show