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