Peter SayerParis Bureau Chief, IDG News Service

Peter Sayer covers open source software, European intellectual property legislation, and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service.

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Uber says Korean service legal, despite indictment of CEO for illegal taxi operations

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has been indicted by South Korean authorities for operating an illegal taxi service

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Oracle hopes to better target online advertising with Datalogix acquisition

Half the money spent on advertising is wasted -- the question is, which half? That's the age-old question in adland. Now Oracle is hoping to help its customers answer that question with the acquisition of Datalogix, which collects offline consumer spending data in a bid to help online advertisers pick the right targets.

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Blackberry reports falling revenue, but loss shrinks

The company is increasing its distribution capability, pinning hopes on sales of its new Passport and Classic smartphones

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French researchers find that Android apps exploit permissions

A study found that one out of three apps access location, while two out of three track users' identities.

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KappoBike wants to make ride tracking fun and turn data into better cycle lanes too

KappoBike sets itself apart from other ride trackers with in-game power-ups to boost scores -- and uses aggregate data to help city planners.

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USB Armory is the Swiss army knife of security devices

A USB-stick computer built around a processor with strong security capabilities

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OpenStack users: We need more experienced staff

Some companies are telling universities not to send them interns without OpenStack experience

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IT industry group slams burdens imposed by proposed EU privacy policy

A proposal by EU justice ministers to relax data protection rules for low-risk personal data doesn't go far enough, industry lobbyists say

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Orange targets home applications with new mobile-to-TV gadgets and services

In an Apple-style launch, French network operator Orange unveils its products for the next year

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Papers please: Russia requires Facebook, Twitter and Google to register as social networks or be blocked

If the companies refuse a second request to register as 'organizers of information distribution' they may be blocked in Russia

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Orange offers 'smart app' dev tool and global M2M location service

The company has created a new entity, Orange Applications for Business, to bring together its network and application integration services

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IBM buys access control and identity management firm CrossIdeas

With CrossIdeas, IBM is gaining auditing tools for policing segregation-of-duties violations across disparate systems

U.K. government embraces OpenDocument Format over proprietary file solutions

The move should make collaboration easier

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BlackBerry offers BES10 as a hosted service through partners

Businesses wanting the security of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 without the complexity of managing it onsite can now buy it as a hosted service from six BlackBerry partners.

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Verizon revenue rises steadily, driven by wireless service growth

A record number of new tablet users helped Verizon continue its growth