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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Lyft says former COO who moved to Uber swiped confidential documents first

Travis VanderZanden, now a vice president at Uber, is charged with uploading confidential Lyft data to his personal Dropbox account

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Twitter saves Twitpic's domain and photo archive at last minute

Twitpic had earlier said it was shutting down Saturday after it could not agree on terms with a potential buyer

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Anonymous app Whisper allegedly tracks user location, shares data with government

The app is accused by The Guardian of tracking users' locations.

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Facebook wants New York to destroy bulk user data seized under gag order

Microsoft, Google and some other tech companies are backing Facebook.

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Apple Watch's privacy details under scrutiny by Connecticut attorney general

Attorney General George Jepsen is particularly concerned about the protection of health information collected by the new wearable device

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Amazon introduces mobile card reader to compete with Square, PayPal

How does Amazon figure to stand out in a market where so many mobile payment players are already going head to head? By offering a promotional rate on transactions as it enters the U.S. market.

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Amazon asks FAA for permission to test Prime Air delivery drones

The online retailer plans to use drones to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less

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Samsung gives its app store a makeover with a focus on Galaxy devices

The company has rebranded the store as Samsung Galaxy Apps in a bid to cut into the Google Play business.

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TSA to put mobile phones, other electronic devices under higher scrutiny

Electronic devices that cannot be turned on will not be allowed onboard aircraft, according to new U.S. rules

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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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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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Verizon threatens to sue Netflix in war of words over video quality

Verizon objects to a Netflix message that blames the ISP for video streaming issues.

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FAA may let movie makers film with drones

Seven aerial photo and video production companies have filed for permission to use drones

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Samsung introduces Tizen smartphone, with a Tizen TV next year

The Samsung Z will be on show at the Tizen Developer Conference this week in San Francisco.

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Amazon 'not optimistic' about ending book standoff with Hachette any time soon

Amazon recommends buying affected titles from its third-party sellers or competitors