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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Apple may be eyeing Google Glass-like wearable AR glasses

Apple is working on wearable digital glasses that would connect to the iPhone and show content in the wearer’s field of vision, according to a news report.

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Zuckerberg says fake news on Facebook didn’t tilt the elections

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg described as “crazy” the criticism that fake news on its news feed to users had tilted the vote in the U.S. presidential election in favor of Donald Trump.

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$85 billion AT&T, Time Warner deal under scrutiny from politicians, consumer groups

The plan by AT&T to acquire Time Warner for US$85.4 billion has come under the microscope of U.S. politicians and public interest groups that are concerned about the antitrust implications of the mega-deal.

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AT&T will acquire Time Warner for $85.4B in content play

AT&T said it will acquire Time Warner for US$85.4 billion, reflecting a continuing trend for the consolidation of communications and media companies.

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Supreme Court will hear dispute over Samsung vs. Apple damages on Tuesday

The U.S. Supreme Court is to hear arguments Tuesday in a closely-watched dispute between Samsung Electronics and Apple on the procedure for calculation of damages for the infringement of design patents.

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Robot cars will make up most of Lyft’s rides in five years

Autonomous cars are set to take off but they are less likely to be driven by private owners and will in all probability be part of networks operated by ride-hailing services, according to the co-founder and president of Lyft.

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Dropbox made you change your password because 68 million accounts were hacked

Dropbox’s move last week to ask users who had signed up before mid-2012 to change their account passwords followed the discovery of a dump of some 68 million email addresses and passwords.

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Apple losing smartphone share in India despite big efforts

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has described India as one of the company's fastest growing markets and has proposed to the government a program to offer refurbished phones in the country as a way to get around the high prices of its devices in a price-sensitive market.

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Petition urges Apple not to release technology for jamming phone cameras

Over 11,000 people have signed a petition asking Apple not to deploy technology that would allow third parties like the police to use it to disable cameras on user phones under certain circumstances.

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US Senator Al Franken has privacy concerns about Pokémon Go’s data collection

U.S. Senator Al Franken, a strong privacy advocate, has raised the inevitable question about the privacy of the extensive data the game collects from its users, including children, and whether the data is used for other purposes.

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Snapchat sued over ‘sexually offensive’ content in its Discover channels

Snapchat is being sued for exposing minors to sexually offensive content on the Discover section it offers in tandem with media partners.

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Apple retires its Thunderbolt Display without warning or a successor

Apple is discontinuing its Thunderbolt Display, the high-resolution external display that users of the MacBook and other Macs could use to get a better picture and work with more apps.

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Apple may finally get clearance for stores in India

Apple may finally get clearance to set up its stores in India, following the Indian government’s decision Monday to liberalize rules requiring local sourcing of part of the products sold in foreign-owned stores.

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Safari 10 will turn off Flash by default when it ships with macOS Sierra

Apple is driving another nail in the coffin of Adobe Flash by no longer telling websites that offer both Flash and HTML5 that the plug-in is installed on users' Macs.

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Indian minister holds out hope for Apple stores

Apple may still get to set up wholly-owned stores in India, with the country’s Commerce Ministry promising to take up the matter with the Finance Ministry that had objected to the proposal.