Apple Wants Patents For Crippling Cellphones
A joke, but hasn't Nokia (possibly among others) been doing this for ages? I had a Nokia N73 and my carrier's unique firmware disabled features like Stereo Bluetooth and PTT. The N73 was released Q3 2006 according to wiki.
Google Turns Over Data on Suspected Pedophiles In Brazil
what the Brazilian government asked for is access to several private photo albums for these suspected pedophiles. Apparently there were several Orkut communities being used to trade kiddy porn.