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 worried US could use amended warrant rule to search computers abroad

The changed rule would extend the authority of federal judges to issue warrants for searching computers

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BlackBerry sues Typo again over latest version of add-on keyboard

BlackBerry claims the Typo2 Keyboard copies its designs and patents

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Microsoft adopts international standard for cloud privacy

Microsoft said it would follow a new standard of the International Organization for Standardization

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Infosys to acquire startup Panaya to automate customer tasks

The company hopes to get more cost-efficient in the delivery of its services by using automation

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Smart TV eavesdropping furor prompts Senator to quiz Samsung, LG on privacy

The Smart TVs are under a cloud for allegedly collecting voice data.

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Uber rolls out safety features in its ride-hailing app across India

The move by Uber may not, however, win over authorities in Indian cities

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US states demand Anthem should provide hack information quickly to customers

US health insurer Anthem said last week its IT system was breached

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Facebook offers free but limited access to the Internet in India

Facebook-backed Internet.org has launched an app in India that will provide free data services for accessing selected websites

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IBM sues online travel company Priceline for patent infringement

IBM said Priceline Group and three subsidiaries infringed four of its patents

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Microsoft and Samsung make up in patent contract dispute

Samsung had allegedly threatened not to pay the royalties, claiming Microsoft's deal with Nokia violated an agreement

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White House picks VMware's Tony Scott as CIO

Scott will replace Lisa Schlosser, who was filling the role temporarily

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BT strikes deal to buy UK mobile operator EE for $19B

The deal reflects continued consolidation in the U.K. mobile services market

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US takes another shot at stopping warrantless reading of emails

The bill was introduced Wednesday in the Senate and House of Representatives

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Samsung (probably) dethroned in India by local rival Micromax

Samsung, however, claims a higher share of the market

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US backs IEEE move to modify rules for standards patents

The IEEE proposal aims to prevent high royalty rates and threats of product bans