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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Facebook clarifies rules for content, including definition of nudity and hate speech

The social network has also tried to explain when and why it removes content at the request of governments.

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Apple wants suit from battery maker A123 dismissed or moved to California

Apple told the court that the witnesses and records in the case are in California

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Lawmakers ask Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar to check driver fingerprints

The eight members of Congress say measures taken so far to screen drivers do not take advantage of all the available tools

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Apple postpones production of larger-display iPads

Apple has delayed the larger iPad tablet as it mulls over the features for the product, according to one account.

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Apple in settlement talks with car battery maker A123 Systems

The company has asked for an extension to respond to A123's charges, citing discussions for a resolution.

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Apple will replace contract security guards with full-time employees in Silicon Valley

Tech companies are under pressure to improve working conditions of workers like drivers and security guards

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Apple's Beats unit sued by Monster over headphone deal

Monster claims it was fraudulently eased out from a development deal with Beats ahead of Apple's acquisition.

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Sony threatens to sue Twitter over hack-related Tweets

Confidential information from Sony was leaked after a hack in late November.

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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

Apple, Samsung agree to settle patent disputes outside US

The two rivals will continue to pursue existing patent lawsuits in the U.S.

Samsung invokes Alice to challenge two Apple patents

Samsung cited a Supreme Court ruling that tightened patent standards when it asked a court to find two Apple patent claims invalid

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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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Appeals court denies Apple bid to delay e-books damages trial

An appeals court denied Apple's request for a stay during appeal.

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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

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Apple and Samsung fail to settle patent dispute in California

A news report has said that the two companies are working towards a settlement