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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Near miss between drone and Lufthansa plane fuels demand for regulation

A near miss between a drone and a Lufthansa aircraft landing at Los Angeles International Airport may give impetus to moves to regulate consumer drones more closely, including by using technologies like geofencing.

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Apple said to move part of cloud business from AWS to Google

Apple has moved some of its iCloud business from Amazon Web Services to Google’s cloud service, in what is seen as a bid by the iPhone maker to diversify its suppliers.

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A scheme in India to help the poor raises privacy concerns

India’s legislators are on Wednesday debating a law that would allow the government to collect biometric and demographic information from people in return for distributing to them government benefits and subsidies.

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Google's AlphaGo scores 4-1 against South Korean Go player

Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo artificial-intelligence program won the last round in a five-game contest against top Go player Lee Se-dol, despite making a bad mistake during play.

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Microsoft will open-source AI development platform based on Minecraft

Microsoft has decided to open-source a platform used by its researchers to test artificial-intelligence research.

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AlphaGo’s unusual moves prove its AI prowess, experts say

Playing against a top Go player, Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo artificial-intelligence program has puzzled commentators with moves that are often described as “beautiful,” but do not fit into the usual human style of play.

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Google's AlphaGo defeated in fourth Go game by South Korean player

Google DeepMind's AlphaGo was defeated Sunday by Lee Se-dol, the South Korean player that the program had defeated in three consecutive games, thus stymieing the AI system's prospects of equaling a 5-0 win against an European Go champion in October.

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Google’s AlphaGo AI program strong but not perfect, says defeated South Korean Go player

Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo artificial-intelligence program has beaten South Korean Go player Lee Se-dol with three consecutive wins in a five-game tournament.

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ICANN stewardship transition plan sent to US government

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has submitted Thursday a plan for ending U.S. oversight of key technical Internet functions in favor of a global multi-stakeholder governance model.

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Google AlphaGo AI program beats star South Korean Go player again

Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo scored another win Thursday against star South Korean player Lee Se-dol, giving a boost to Google’s growing position in the field of artificial intelligence

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Google DeepMind's AlphaGo AI system wins first round against top human Go player

Google DeepMind's AlphaGo artificial-intelligence system has won the first game in a cliffhanger Go match with top player Lee Se-dol, raising expectations afresh about whether machines can be programmed to overtake humans in intellectual capabilities.

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Department of Justice appeals New York court order in favor of Apple

The U.S. Department of Justice has appealed an order by a court in New York that turned down its request that Apple should be compelled to extract data from the iPhone 5s of an alleged drug dealer.

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Ray Tomlinson, email inventor who picked the @ sign for addresses, dies

Raymond Samuel Tomlinson, who is credited with inventing email and putting the now ubiquitous “@” sign in addresses, has died at the age of 74.

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UN human rights chief warns of worldwide privacy implications of Apple-FBI case

Apple got a shot in the arm in its dispute over helping the FBI crack an iPhone used by a terrorist, with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein warning that an outcome against Apple will set an unwelcome precedent.

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San Bernardino prosecutor raises concerns about ‘cyber pathogen’ in terrorist's iPhone

The district attorney of San Bernardino County, Michael Ramos, has raised concerns about the possibility of a ‘dormant cyber pathogen’ in the iPhone 5c used by a terrorist in attacks in the county on Dec. 2.