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Tech firms warn privacy bill will harm economy

A group representing Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and AOL warns that a proposal to regulate data collection and use practices will "hinder" e-commerce and cause economic harm.

By July 23, 2010


Groups push feds for video game age restrictions

Coalition, which includes those claiming video games can cause "mental-health problems," wants rules that may mean credit cards or driver's licenses for age verification.

By July 2, 2010


Blogs, YouTube prompt campaign finance ruling

5-4 opinion includes what appears to be the Supreme Court's first mention of "blog," and points to YouTube and social networking sites for why law's unconstitutional.

By January 21, 2010


Obama picks Leibowitz as FTC chairman

An administration official confirms to CNET the president has chosen Federal Trade Commission member Jon Leibowitz to head the agency.

By February 23, 2009


Privacy groups ask Obama for stronger FTC

Leading privacy and consumer advocates told President-elect Barack Obama's transition team on Tuesday that the Federal Trade Commission needs to step up its regulation of online privacy.

By December 16, 2008


Yahoo-Google deal faces yet another round of concern

More grist for the grill has been served up by legislators, a consumer group, and Wall Street in Yahoo's proposed search advertising deal with Google.

By October 29, 2008


FTC urged to regulate Internet user 'tracking'

Center for Digital Democracy and U.S. Public Interest Research Group call for new set of online-privacy rules, with a focus on social-networking and child-oriented sites.

By October 31, 2007


House panel slaps limits on sale of Social Security numbers

Panel approves a bill that backers say will help fix the problem of Social Security number misuse and identity theft. But it has a long and uphill battle to go before it becomes law.

By July 18, 2007