The Kenya referendum came off well despite some irregularities and tension. One reason: a new system that uses SMS and Twitter to allow every Kenyan to be an election monitor.
The United Arab Emirates wants greater access to BlackBerry communications data. Research in Motion, which released its new BlackBerry Torch 9800 on Tuesday, could lose a lucrative market.
The UAE's BlackBerry ban drew condemnation from freedom monitors and the US government, but nothing from Canada, BlackBerry's home country. 'Maybe it’s summer and they’re away,' says one watchdog.
A lawsuit in Ireland challenges the European Union's aim to collect and store personal data, even as the United Arab Emirates threatens to block BlackBerry until the company makes it easier to monitor information and the Obama administration seeks to circumvent judicial oversight to collect US data online.
Senegal is now the second country in Africa, following Ghana, where cellphone users can text an SMS to a Gchat account and receive a response for free.
Kindle, according to some experts, has revolutionized the world of literature. Amazon is scheduled to release a second version of the Kindle next month. Meanwhile, an e-book price war has broken out.