What We're Reading 1-25-12

What We're Reading

Excite News: High court weighs policy against curse words on TV
The Supreme Court is considering whether government regulators may still police the airwaves for curse words and other coarse content at a time when so many Americans have unregulated cable television, and the Internet is awash in easily accessible adult material.

 

Bloomberg Business Week: Web-Name Expansion Should Have ‘Do Not Sell’ List, Ad Group Says
A Web-expansion program that may add hundreds of top-level domains such as .apple and .nyc to the Internet needs a “Do Not Sell” list to protect brand names, an advertising group said.

 

Reuters: U.S. online piracy bill headed for major makeover
U.S. legislation aimed at curbing online piracy, which had appeared to be on a fast track for approval by Congress, appears likely to be scaled back or jettisoned entirely in the wake of critical comments over the weekend from the White House, people familiar with the matter said.

 

CSNews: FDA's Tobacco Committee Continues Dissolvable Review
Six months after first taking up the issue, the Food and Drug Administration's Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) will meet again this week to discuss dissolvable tobacco products .

 

NY Times: For Online Privacy, Click Here
SOMETHING viewed online billions of times a month would seem to need no further promotion, but that assumption falls short when the something in question — a turquoise triangle in the upper right-hand corner of banner ads — is a critical piece of the debate about online privacy.

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