Jeremy KirkAustralia correspondent, IDG News Service

After outcry, Google revamps Buzz networking application

Google apologized on Saturday, saying it has made several changes to its new social-networking application Buzz that debuted last week amid privacy concerns.

Skype fixes bugs in upgraded iPhone application

Skype released the latest version of its application for the iPhone, adding new features and fixing a couple annoying bugs that hung up calls.

D-Link issues fixes for router vulnerabilities

D-Link admitted on Friday that some of its routers have a vulnerability that could allow hackers access to a device's administrative settings.

Expert: Fraudsters pull tricks with Google ads

Analysts see bad actors vying for a cut of Google's AdWords, defrauding advertisers.

Google goes with HTML5 over Gears

Google will end Gears, an open-source plug-in project it launched two years ago to allow Web applications to function offline.

Google tweaks News indexing to placate publishers

Google said Tuesday it will change how it grants access to news stories to give publishers more control over how much content people can see for free.

Facebook kills regional networks in privacy revamp

Facebook will eliminate regional networks or groupings of people based on where they live in an effort to improve control over users' data.

'Godfather of Spam' sentenced to four years in prison

One of the most notorious U.S.-based spammers was sentenced to more than four years on Monday for a stock spam manipulation scheme.

Facebook worm spreads with a lurid lure

Facebook was hit with a worm that infected users' profiles and then redirected them to pornography sites.

Mozilla releases Raindrop, a prototype messaging tool

Mozilla has launched a software project designed to let people manage better the ever more voluminous stream of messages coming Web services into their e-mail.

Botnets contributing more than ever to click fraud

A company that tracks click fraud says more traffic than ever is coming from botnets.

Google to send detailed information about hacked Web sites

Google will send Webmasters snippets of malicious code its scanners find in the hopes the Web sites can be cleaned up faster.

Norway group takes The Pirate Bay to court

A trial began in Norway on Monday in which the entertainment industry wants a major service provider to block access to The Pirate Bay.

Skype, eBay win patent case on appeal

A federal appeals court has found eBay and Skype have not infringed on two peer-to-peer patents held by Peer Communication.

Palm to open developer doors to webOS in December

Smartphone maker Palm has soft-launched a program to sell independently developed webOS applications.