Anonymous Says “Expect us in 2013″ and Other Tech Bytes

By: Wednesday January 2, 2013 11:40 am

The tech world got some sweet tax creditsin the Fiscal Cliff bill, which are set to expire at the end of 2013. Setting up tax credits with annual expiration dates that guarantee powerful outside interests will be whipping for their renewal seems to be all the rage when it comes to breaking Congressional gridlock.

Now that the fiscal cliff has been averted, Obama is likely to sign a long-awaited executive order on digital security, which the White House began considering after the cybersecurity bill failed in the Senate this fall.

 

Leibowitz Still Looking for Third Vote at FTC in Favor of Google Search Manipulation Antitrust Case

By: Monday December 10, 2012 2:10 pm

Google is out there whispering in the ears of journalists that they are off the hook for search manipulation and that there are three solid votes in opposition to the FTC pursuing the case. Perhaps they know things nobody else does, but if it’s true, it will raise all kinds of questions about the agency’s balk, particularly with regard to commissioner Edith Ramirez.

Which Firms Are Meeting With the DoJ About Being Screwed by Google?

By: Thursday December 6, 2012 11:41 am

The fact that the DoJ is taking meetings while the FTC’s Google investigation is still underway is, as the Post says, a clear sign that companies are “losing faith that the Federal Trade Commission will act forcefully on their complaints.”

Senate Commerce Committee Hearing on Joshua Wright to be FTC Commissioner

By: Tuesday December 4, 2012 12:20 pm

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will hold confirmation hearings today, including Joshua Wright to be a commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission. The hearing will be livecast on the Senate Commerce Committee website, and I will be liveblogging it here:

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