John RibeiroIDG News Service

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

Samsung invokes Alice to challenge two Apple patents

Samsung cited a Supreme Court ruling that tightened patent standards when it asked a court to find two Apple patent claims invalid

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Goldman Sachs seeks deletion of mistakenly sent confidential email

The company said an external consultant sent an email by mistake to an unknown person's Gmail account; Google has blocked access to the mail

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India's Bombay Stock Exchange halts trading after network problem

Trading was stopped on Thursday morning for three hours on India's oldest stock exchange

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Facebook introduces 'missed call' advertising for cost-conscious Indians

Facebook is adapting advertising to cater to those Indians who would rather be called than spend on calling

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US privacy board finds no illegitimate activity in overseas surveillance program

The board warned of the privacy implications of the incidental collection of communications of U.S. persons

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Twitter to acquire mobile advertising company TapCommerce

The focus of TapCommerce is on re-engaging users who have downloaded apps

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HP reaches agreement in shareholder suits over Autonomy acquisition

Hewlett-Packard has reached agreement in three shareholder lawsuits arising from its 2011 acquisition of Autonomy

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Facebook researcher: 'We care about the emotional impact of Facebook'

The researcher behind a controversial psychology experiment on Facebook users spoke out in defense of the project over the weekend.

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Facebook tries to recover bulk user data seized by New York law enforcement

Facebook has filed an appeal for the return of the data and for a ruling on several legal points

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Oculus VR says ZeniMax's lawsuit is a money grab for Facebook dollars

Oculus VR said that neither code nor technology from ZeniMax figures in its products

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US FAA outlines restrictions for model aircraft in wake of reckless use

The rules apply to small drones used for non-commercial purposes

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U.S. NSA granted extension to collect bulk phone data

The FISC court granted the extension pending new legislation blocking bulk collection

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Google acquires video ads company mDialog

In a separate development, Google said the team at wireless company Alpental Technologies had joined it

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Twitter unblocks controversial content in Pakistan after review

The company had blocked the content in May at the request of the telecom regulator

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Apple settles e-book antitrust dispute with U.S. states, consumer group

Payments under the settlement agreement will depend on the outcome of Apple's appeal of a New York court's order.