Documents released on the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's Tumblr say as many as 56,000 "wholly domestic" electronic messages may have been collected by the intelligence agency each year until a FISA ruling put a stop to it.
Internet and mobile phone popularity in Tibet has "brought about social problems, including... online rumours, pornography and spam messages" said a Chinese official. "The real-name registration will help resolve these problems while benefiting the long-term, sound development of the internet."
Google has just slightly extended its grip over your online life by taking a service public that was previously a research project: "profile pages." By effectively aggregating your personal info and contact details in one place they become a powerful search and public relations tool. But they're also a little creepy.
Panasonic's adding four new compact cameras to its already extensive Lumix digital camera range. But these are no ordinary point-and-shoots, because they sneer at mere face recognition technology, and instead offer face identification.