UAE withdraws Blackberry ban

Travelers to the United Arab Emirates can breathe a sign of relief: they won't have to be parted from their Blackberrys after all. The country has withdrawn its threat to shut off all Blackberry messaging, email and web browsing on Monday, saying it's now satisfied that the devices comply with the UAE's regulatory framework.

Obama's Feds trawl Facebook for criminal leads

Were you worried about the Bush administration slowly eroding personal freedom? 

Well, Obama's Feds are reportedly trawling social networking sites such as Facebook in a disturbing effort to monitor suspicious and criminal behavior.