John Ribeiro

Bangalore Correspondent

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

Samsung profits soar after recovery from Note 7 debacle

Samsung profits soar after recovery from Note 7 debacle

Samsung forecasts a 48 percent growth in profit for Q1, coming mainly from its components business

FCC has a plan for rollback of net neutrality rules

FCC has a plan for rollback of net neutrality rules

The proposal would reverse a 2015 reclassification of broadband providers, and have them promise not to block or prioritize internet traffic

Facebook appeal over New York search warrants fails

Facebook appeal over New York search warrants fails

The court decision did not address key issues of whether the broad searches, which were coupled with gag orders, were unconstitutional

Apple to drop Imagination's IP for graphics chips, is working on its own designs

Apple to drop Imagination's IP for graphics chips, is working on its own designs

But Imagination contests Apple’s ability to design a GPU without infringing its IP and patents

Uber finally agrees to reveal diversity data

Uber finally agrees to reveal diversity data

Announcement follows a meeting between Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and civil rights leader Jesse Jackson

US bans electronics larger than smartphones in cabins on certain flights

US bans electronics larger than smartphones in cabins on certain flights

The Department of Homeland Security cited the threat of terrorists smuggling explosive devices in various consumer items

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

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

The vice president’s AOL account -- which he used repeatedly to transact state business when he was governor -- was reportedly hacked

FCC halts data security regulations for broadband providers

FCC halts data security regulations for broadband providers

The rules required providers to take 'reasonable' measures to secure consumer data

Worried about hacks, senators want info on Trump’s personal phone

Worried about hacks, senators want info on Trump’s personal phone

Two senators on the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs are worried President Donald Trump’s Android phone is unsecured

Key tech companies oppose Trump immigration order in court

Key tech companies oppose Trump immigration order in court

Companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook say their operations will be impacted by the executive order of Jan. 27

Google ordered by U.S. court to produce emails stored abroad

Google ordered by U.S. court to produce emails stored abroad

An appeals court had taken a different view in a lawsuit involving Microsoft

South Korea plans to tighten battery regulations after Note 7 crisis

South Korea plans to tighten battery regulations after Note 7 crisis

A government agency agreed with Samsung's view that faulty batteries caused the Note 7 to overheat

Apple to start assembling iPhones in Bangalore by April

Apple to start assembling iPhones in Bangalore by April

The company aims to lower the cost of its phones by making them locally to meet the booming market in India

HPE acquires security startup Niara to boost its ClearPass portfolio

HPE acquires security startup Niara to boost its ClearPass portfolio

Niara’s software helps enterprises detect and protect from threats that have penetrated perimeter defenses

Apple beats Samsung in smartphone market, helped by Note 7 debacle

Apple beats Samsung in smartphone market, helped by Note 7 debacle

Apple shipped about 800,000 more phones than Samsung in the fourth quarter to set all-time revenue records and regain its top place

US tech industry says immigration order affects their operations

US tech industry says immigration order affects their operations

Apple, Microsoft, and Google are among U.S. tech industry leaders warning that Trump's immigration order will impact company operations

Pompeo sworn in as CIA chief amid opposition from surveillance critics

Pompeo sworn in as CIA chief amid opposition from surveillance critics

Critics are concerned he may roll back privacy reforms, like restrictions on collection of bulk telephone metadata, and may try to introduce curbs on the use of encryption

Samsung blames batteries from two makers for Note 7 explosions

Samsung blames batteries from two makers for Note 7 explosions

3 million Note 7 smartphones were recalled last year by the company

Microsoft’s standing to sue over secret US data requests in question

Microsoft’s standing to sue over secret US data requests in question

The company has objected in a lawsuit to unreasonable US government requests for customer data

WikiLeaks’ Assange confident of winning 'any fair trial' in the US

WikiLeaks’ Assange confident of winning 'any fair trial' in the US

Assange had earlier promised to face US extradition if Chelsea Manning was granted clemency, which she was on Tuesday

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