Last month, when Congress declared pizza a vegetable, it was hard to believe things could get much worse. But never underestimate politicians' ability to put corporate interests ahead of children's health.
A major lobbying push by a powerful group of food and media companies appears to be working, with a federal agency indicating it would back off on parts of proposed voluntary guidelines for marketing food to children. The guidelines are meant to combat childhood obesity.
The FTC and Facebook have reached a settlement on charges that Facebook deceived consumers "by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private, and then repeatedly allowing it to be shared and made public."
Any analogy between a potential antitrust case against Google and the antitrust case against Microsoft ignores the underlying facts and is a misguided over-simplification of the complicated nature of the on-line search market.
Yesterday, Google announced the arrival of +1, a tool that adds an element of social networking to the company's search engine. If you think it bears any similarity to Facebook's "Like" button, you are not alone.