He framed it as a lesser-of-two-evils decision.
Tech industry against proposed privacy rules
Efforts by federal regulators to strengthen online privacy protections for children are over-reaching and will stifle U.S. innovation on the Internet, technology industry advocates said this week.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says proposed rules under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) are designed to keep up with new technology and ensure privacy protections for children under 13 who use the Web.
“The FTC’s proposed COPPA rule-making takes the effort to protect online privacy and turns it into a harmful barrier to American innovation,” said Ken Wasch, president of the Software and Information Industry Association, which represents more than 500 technology companies.
The trade commission’s proposed regulation is “an overly broad and unworkable regulatory framework for implementing COPPA,” Mr. Wasch said in a statement Monday evening, adding that it “goes well beyond congressional intent.”
Monday was the final day for submission of public comments about the proposed regulation, which expands the definitions of several key terms used in the 1998 law, including “personal information” and “website or online service directed to children.”
The FTC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
GOP officials find little fraud evidence
DENVER — Republican election officials who promised to root out voter fraud so far are finding little evidence of a widespread problem.
State officials in key presidential battleground states have found just a tiny fraction of the illegal voters they initially suspected.
Searches of voter lists in crucial swing states from Colorado and Florida have yielded numbers of ineligible voters that amount to less than one-tenth of 1 percent of all registered voters in either state.View Entire Story
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