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Google said to shut down engineering office in Russia

By John Ribeiro | 12 December, 2014 17:36

Google is shutting down its engineering operation in Russia ahead of new rules that will require data on Russians to be kept on servers within the country, according to reports.

India recommends banning unregistered Web taxis in light of Uber case

By John Ribeiro | 10 December, 2014 15:54

India's federal government has recommended that states should ban unregistered Web taxi services, following an outcry over the alleged rape of a female passenger in Delhi by an Uber driver.

US court extends NSA surveillance rules in current form

By John Ribeiro | 09 December, 2014 18:12

A U.S. secret court has extended the authorization of the National Security Agency to continue surveillance of phone records in its current form, after a reform bill ran into difficulties in the Senate.

Uber banned in Delhi after rape by driver

By John Ribeiro | 08 December, 2014 23:51

Uber has been banned from operating any transport service in Delhi by the city's transport department, after one of its drivers was charged with raping a female passenger over the weekend.

Uber under scrutiny in Delhi after driver charged with rape

By John Ribeiro | 08 December, 2014 18:23

Ride-hailing company Uber is under scrutiny in Delhi after police arrested one of its drivers for allegedly raping a female passenger.

Intel to host Jesse Jackson on tech employee diversity

By John Ribeiro | 05 December, 2014 18:24

Intel is hosting a meeting organized by Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Push Coalition, which has been demanding higher employment for blacks, Latinos and women in tech companies.

US Senator introduces bill to block FBI backdoor access

By John Ribeiro | 05 December, 2014 16:32

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden on Thursday introduced a bill that would prevent the government from forcing companies to design backdoors or security vulnerabilities into their products to aid surveillance.

Google will target kids with redesigned versions of its products

By John Ribeiro | 04 December, 2014 15:46

Google is planning versions of some of its products that will be targeted at kids that are 12 years or younger, according to a news report.

US Senator Al Franken scrutinizes Lyft's privacy policies

By John Ribeiro | 03 December, 2014 18:51

After quizzing Uber on its data collection practices, U.S. Senator Al Franken now wants rival Lyft to explain its privacy policies.

Samsung's mobile CEO to stay despite business challenges

By John Ribeiro | 01 December, 2014 17:49

The head of the mobile business at Samsung Electronics will continue in his job, as the South Korean company has decided to continue with a three CEO structure adopted last year.

Uber suspends Nevada operations, affecting nearly 1,000 jobs

By John Ribeiro | 28 November, 2014 18:19

Uber said nearly 1,000 jobs had disappeared in Nevada after the ridesharing company was forced to temporarily suspend operations in the U.S. state.

Close shaves between aircraft and drones on the upswing in US

By John Ribeiro | 27 November, 2014 18:49

Near misses between drones and aircraft are on the increase, with pilots of airplanes sometimes having to take evasive action, according to data released by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to some news outlets.

Obama signs legislation allowing regulatory e-labels for smartphones, wearables

By John Ribeiro | 27 November, 2014 17:06

U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law Wednesday the E-Label Act that will make it easier for vendors to display regulatory approvals electronically rather than etch them physically on the exterior of the device.

UN committee calls on countries to protect right to privacy

By John Ribeiro | 26 November, 2014 18:15

A United Nations panel has approved a resolution that would have its General Assembly call on states to respect and protect the right to privacy in the digital age.

Report: Samsung's head of TVs may be asked to revitalize mobile business

By John Ribeiro | 24 November, 2014 15:38

Samsung Electronics is considering a key management overhaul that could see the company's head of TVs and home appliances also overseeing its underperforming mobile business, according to a news report.

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