online privacy

RIM's Saudi Arabia Deal Gives Up Privacy

BlackBerry maker RIM reached a deal with Saudi Arabia, averting a ban on its service in the country. The pact gives the country's government the ability to monitor messages to and from RIM's smartphones.

Google Says 'We're Very Sorry' for the Big Buzz Blunder

Google is moving to stem the growing privacy furor over its new Buzz social networking product, which was integrated into Gmail on Feb. 9. On Saturday, Google announced that new users would no longer automatically follow and be followed by the email contacts in their Gmail accounts.