John RibeiroIDG News Service

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

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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

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Court upholds Motorola import ban in dispute with Microsoft

Motorola Mobility had argued that a Microsoft patent was invalid to avoid an ITC ban

U.S. NSA debates amnesty for Edward Snowden

The NSA is worried about the unknown amount of information Snowden may have collected from NSA computers

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Ban carriers from sharing phone records, privacy groups ask FCC

The phone records provided to the government are not really anonymous, the groups said in a petition to the FCC

Nokia cleared to sell Indian factory to Microsoft

Nokia's fixed assets in India had been frozen because of a tax dispute

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Google opens data centers in Taiwan and Singapore to handle Asian traffic

Plans for a third Asian data center, in Hong Kong, were reportedly dropped

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Secret TPP intellectual property agreement misses deadline

The U.S. claimed "substantial progress" amid reports of disputes among countries

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Rambus, Micron settle patent, antitrust disputes

Rambus will get $280 million from a broad cross-licensing agreement

Tech companies ask governments to reform surveillance practices

Eight companies, from Apple to Yahoo, want world governments to revisit their surveillance laws.