If you're heading to the Olympics, keep your BlackBerry close and - cough - respectable company.
The Sunday Times reports a top aide to British prime minister Gordon Brown met a woman at a Shanghai disco then, after a couple hours of dancing, took her back to his hotel. Next morning, his new friend was gone - along with his BlackBerry. Officials say the episode has all the hallmarks of a honeytrap set by Chinese intelligence. Read the Times full report here.
Google to buy Digg
Speaking of intrigue, TechCrunch and others are reporting that Google is in talks to buy Digg for $US200 million. For the past three years, the article aggregator (and by all means, feel free to be multicontextual and Digg this story) has earned its living through an ad contract with Microsoft - one of Ballmer & co.'s few wins in their online ad battle with Google.