John RibeiroIDG News Service

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

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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.

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Bing gets a performance boost from reconfigurable chips

In a project called Catapult, Microsoft is using field-programmable chips to speed up certain tasks

AT&T backs Microsoft's dispute over U.S. warrant for emails stored overseas

Verizon Communications had earlier filed in support of the challenge, stating that its cloud business could be affected

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Former SAP tech chief Sikka to head Indian outsourcer Infosys

Sikka takes over at a time when Infosys has seen the exodus of key executives

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Microsoft challenges U.S. warrant demanding emails stored overseas

The emails are held in a server in Dublin, Ireland