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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Google News to be shut down in Spain ahead of new law

Google said it can't afford to pay for a service that doesn't make money for the company

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India recommends banning unregistered Web taxis in light of Uber case

Uber has already been banned in Delhi after one of its drivers was charged with rape

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Secret court extends NSA surveillance rules with no changes

A reform bill, USA Freedom Act, ran into difficulties in the Senate.

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Uber banned in Delhi, India after rape by driver

The police are checking whether Uber was negligent in some areas, including the background check of the driver

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Uber under scrutiny in Delhi after driver charged with rape

Police are checking, for example, whether Uber verified the driver's antecedents

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Intel to host Jesse Jackson on tech employee diversity

The meeting on Dec. 10 will have representatives of technology companies and other groups

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New bill aims to block forced government backdoors in tech products

Senator Ron Wyden's bill aims to prevent government-forced backdoors and security vulnerabilities

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US Senator Al Franken scrutinizes Lyft's privacy policies

Franken had previously written to rival Uber about its data collection practices

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Samsung's mobile CEO to stay despite business challenges

The head of the underperforming mobile division was expected to be moved out in an annual reshuffle

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Uber suspends Nevada operations, affecting nearly 1,000 jobs

The Uber decision was prompted by a court order preventing its operation

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Close shaves between aircraft and drones on the upswing

The US FAA released data that indicated that pilots had to sometimes take evasive action

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Obama signs legislation allowing regulatory e-labels for smartphones, wearables

The physical labels on devices can now be replaced by information displayed on the screen

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UN committee calls on countries to protect right to privacy

Germany and Brazil are the main sponsors of the resolution on privacy in the digital age

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Report: Samsung's head of TVs may be asked to revitalize mobile business

Boo-keun Yoon, who heads Samsung's consumer electronics business, could also take charge of the mobile business, a report said

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Google, Rockstar reach deal to settle lawsuit over Nortel patents

Backed by Microsoft, Apple, BlackBerry, Ericsson and Sony, Rockstar acquired Nortel's patents after outbidding Google