John RibeiroBangalore Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

Cybersecurity

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.

PCWorld News

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

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

PCWorld News

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.

PCWorld News

Founders of security firm SlickLogin join Google

The company was working on login authentication using a mobile phone

PCWorld News

Staff at recruitment tool firm Distill join Yahoo

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

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Reports: Comcast looking to buy Time Warner Cable for more than $45 billion

The purchase would combine the two largest cable operators in the U.S.

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For-pay firmware fallout: HP will provide free security updates for server buyers

The company said it will provide security and safety updates to all server users

Microsoft rolls out multifactor authentication to Office 365 business users

Since June last year, users with administrative roles had the facility

Cybersecurity

US seeks information on industry ability to hold bulk phone data

The government is exploring third-party alternatives for holding the phone metadata

Reports: IBM may sell off its semiconductor business

The company is said to be mulling a semiconductor joint venture as an alternative

PCWorld News

Cisco reaches agreement with Innovatio over Wi-Fi patents

Cisco said it settled to protect its customers who were targeted by the patent firm