John RibeiroIDG News Service

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

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Google updates terms of service to reflect its scanning of users' emails

The company clarifies that emails are automatically scanned to provide users with tailored advertising and better search results

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T-Mobile offers credits to retain BlackBerry customers

The credit is extended to any new device, including the BlackBerry Q10 or the Z10

BlackBerry will not renew tie-up with T-Mobile

BlackBerry criticized T-Mobile in February for pushing iPhones to BlackBerry customers.

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Mt. Gox finds $116m worth of bitcoins

The failed exchange says it found 200,000 bitcoins that just suddenly disappeared.

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Twitter cracks down on posting of explicit sexual content on Vine

The video service says it has no problem with the content but does not want to be its source.

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California court rules it's OK for drivers to check mobile maps

The appeals court went by a strict interpretation of the statute under which the driver was charged

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Reports: Comcast looking to buy Time Warner Cable for more than $45 billion

The purchase would combine the two largest cable operators in the U.S.

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Amazon gobbles up game developer Double Helix Games, maker of Killer Instinct

The Internet retailer said the acquisition is part of its efforts to build innovative games for customers

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CNN's Twitter and Facebook accounts hacked

Several CNN social media accounts were hacked Thursday, and the Syrian Electronic Army seems to be to blame.

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Google Glass user questioned by Homeland Security in Ohio theater for suspected piracy

The person was allowed to go after it was found that he was not using Google Glass to record the movie

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Yahoo's COO Henrique de Castro leaving

A replacement for de Castro -- who leaves Yahoo a little more than a year after he was hired -- has not been named.

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Target to invest $5 million in cybersecurity education

The move by Target comes after a breach of its customers' data.

Apple, Samsung CEOs agree to mediation in court dispute

The mediation will be held by February 19 ahead of a March trial for the patent dispute

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Skype's social media accounts hijacked by Syrian Electronic Army

Scary words flew forth from Skype's social media accounts, but fear not: User accounts weren't compromised.

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Hackers claim to expose phone information of 4.6 million Snapchat users

The post of phone numbers paired to Snapchat user names comes days after a security research firm identified the vulnerability in the social networking service.