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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Microsoft's buyout of Nokia's phone biz delayed until April

Nokia said it has yet to receive antitrust clearances from some countries in Asia

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'We'll eradicate Twitter': Turkey blocks Twitter access

Twitter is suggesting workarounds to users but did not confirm the block

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Mt. Gox finds $116m worth of bitcoins

The failed exchange says it found 200,000 bitcoins that just suddenly disappeared.

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Brazil to drop requirement that Internet firms store data locally

The country had planned legislation asking foreign Internet companies to store data of Brazilians locally

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Jesse Jackson says blacks inadequately represented in tech companies

Rev. Jesse Jackson will attend an annual shareholder meeting at HP to highlight the issue

IBM denies links with NSA spying program

Cloud vendors stand to lose up to $35 billion over the next 3 years from spying fallout.

PCWorld News

Rdio acquires music streaming service in India

Rdio will launch in India later this year

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FISA court reverses order to destroy NSA phone data

The Judge had refused permission to the NSA to keep phone metadata beyond five years

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In potential conflict with FISA court, California court wants NSA phone records kept

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court last week disallowed retention of phone records beyond five years

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Secret court denies NSA request to store phone records beyond 5 years

The government had said the data may be required as evidence for privacy civil suits filed by various groups

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Ruling on model plane raises questions on regulation of drones

An administrative law judge ruled that policy statements are not binding on the general public

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