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What We're Reading 1-30-12

What We're Reading

Chicago Tribune: New airline fare advertising rules go into effect Thursday

Starting Thursday, new U.S. Department of Transportation rules will require airlines to include the cost of all mandatory fees and taxes in the advertised price of an airfare. Prior to Thursday, airlines were allowed to disclose taxes, baggage fees and other charges separately from the fare they advertise to consumers.


Google.Com: Google revising privacy policies, data use

Google said it is revising its privacy policies and changing how it uses data from users of its services to provide more personalized search results and advertisements.


NY Times: Europe Weighs Tough Law on Online Privacy

Europe is considering a sweeping new law that would force Internet companies like and Facebook to obtain explicit consent from consumers about the use of their personal data, delete that data forever at the consumer’s request and face fines for failing to comply.


FTC.Gov: FTC Seeks Public Input in Review of Wool Products Labeling Rules

As part of the Federal Trade Commission's systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the FTC is seeking public comment on the continuing need for, as well as the benefits, costs, and impact of, the Wool Products Labeling Rules.


Internet Retailer: ICANN says it has 25 “registrants” for new top-level domain names - But the number of applications for the new web addresses could run higher.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, says it has approved 25 “successful registrants” since it began accepting applications for new generic top-level domain names a week ago. The number of actual applications for domains does not necessarily equal the number of registrants, however, because each registrant can apply for up to 50 new top-level domains, ICANN says.

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