John RibeiroBangalore Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

Twitter cracks down on posting of explicit sexual content on Vine

The video service says it has no problem with the content but does not want to be its source.

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Yahoo acquires social data visualization startup Vizify

Five persons from Vizify have joined Yahoo's media organization in San Francisco

Yahoo to phase out signing to its services using Facebook, Google

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Yahoo will progressively require users of its services to sign in with a Yahoo ID

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Sprint accused of overcharging U.S. for spying assistance

Sprint is accused of overcharging law enforcement agencies more than US$21 million

US appeals court permits YouTube to display anti-Muslim video with changes

The Google unit was earlier ordered to take the video down, but it can be shown with changes, a judge rules.

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California court rules it's OK for drivers to check mobile maps

The appeals court went by a strict interpretation of the statute under which the driver was charged

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U.S. wants to store bulk metadata longer for defense in metadata privacy lawsuits

The government says it needs to hold the data because of various lawsuits challenging its collection

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YouTube ordered to remove controversial 'Innocence of Muslims' video

The appeals court overturned a district court order denying an injunction on the video

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In appeal, Apple says e-book ruling will harm consumers

Apple said its controversial e-book deals had helped lower prices and stimulated competition.

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Google's Project Tango developing phone that views in 3-D

Google is looking for developers who will develop unusual applications around its platform

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Ebay buys PhiSix to offer clothes buyers a virtual fitting room

The e-commerce company did not disclose how much it paid for the startup

Cybersecurity

White House defers to FCC on further action on net neutrality

In response to a petition, the White House said the Federal Communications Commission is an independent agency

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Megaupload founder Dotcom loses in search warrant case

The appeal court, however, ruled that the sending of copies of data seized to the U.S. was unauthorized.

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Founders of security firm SlickLogin join Google

The company was working on login authentication using a mobile phone

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Staff at recruitment tool firm Distill join Yahoo

The Distill interview platform will not be available to customers after March 30