John Ribeiro

Bangalore Correspondent

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

U.S. bans electronics larger than smartphones in cabins on some flights

Waymo fears Uber may peek at secret court docs

Waymo fears Uber may peek at secret court docs

Alphabet's autonomous car unit Waymo is concerned about giving Uber Technologies’ internal counsel extensive access to documents it filed under seal in connection with its lawsuit alleging theft of trade secrets and patent...

Court blocks American from suing Ethiopia for infecting his computer

Court blocks American from suing Ethiopia for infecting his computer

An appeals court has barred an Ethiopian-born U.S citizen from filing a civil suit against the African country, which allegedly infected his computer with spyware and monitored his communications.

Uber gets permit to test autonomous cars in California

Uber gets permit to test autonomous cars in California

Uber Technologies’ autonomous cars could be returning to California soon after state authorities permitted the company to test the vehicles.

FCC to investigate AT&T 911 call outage

FCC to investigate AT&T 911 call outage

AT&T’s mobile subscribers in some states were unable to make 911 emergency calls late Wednesday, leading to complaints from law enforcement agencies.

Senator probes into CloudPets smart toy hack

Senator probes into CloudPets smart toy hack

A U.S. senator is seeking answers about a data breach involving smart toys made by Spiral Toys, writing a letter to the company’s CEO asking about the company’s security practices.

Senate resolution aims to roll back privacy rules for ISPs

Senate resolution aims to roll back privacy rules for ISPs

A resolution introduced in the U.S. Senate aims to roll back privacy rules for broadband service providers that were approved by the Federal Communications Commission in October.

CA to acquire security testing firm Veracode for $614M

CA to acquire security testing firm Veracode for $614M

CA Technologies is acquiring application security testing company Veracode for $614 million in cash, in a bid to broaden its development and testing offering for enterprises and app developers.

Pence used private mail for state work as governor; account was hacked

Pence used private mail for state work as governor; account was hacked

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence reportedly used a private email account to transact state business when he was governor of Indiana, and his AOL account was hacked once, according to a news report.

FCC halts data security rules

FCC halts data security rules

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has halted new rules that would require high-speed internet providers to take "reasonable" steps to protect customer data.

Facebook uses artificial intelligence to help prevent suicides

Facebook uses artificial intelligence to help prevent suicides

Facebook is using a combination of pattern recognition, live chat support from crisis support organizations and integrated tools to prevent suicide, with a focus on its Live service.

Alibaba calls for tougher Chinese laws against counterfeiters

Alibaba calls for tougher Chinese laws against counterfeiters

Under pressure from the U.S. government and vendors in various markets to crack down on counterfeiters, Alibaba has called on Chinese authorities for clearer laws and higher penalties.

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