White House weighs Internet 'privacy law without regulation'; UK pay-TV revenue growth to slow

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> A White House aide today previewed the administration's forthcoming approach to Internet consumer protection, saying it will provide "privacy law without regulation." "Businesses that are engaged in responsible privacy practices today ought not to face any additional burdens," said Danny Weitzner, associate administrator at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) who's on assignment to the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy. Article

> Following in the footsteps of Cablevision and Time Warner Cable in the U.S., Dutch telecom KPN is planning to launch an iPad app that will allow users to watch about 20 of its channels live in their homes. Article

> U.K. pay-TV revenues are fast reaching maturity, so operators must find other revenue streams to ensure growth, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. U.K. pay-TV revenues are forecasted to reach $9.3 billion in 2011, up by $3.3 billion on 2006. However, revenues are only expected to climb by another $250 million to reach $9.6 billion in 2016. Release

> Hulu is among several major companies, including MSN.com and Charter Communications, which have been using a new "supercookie" to track users' web browsing history. Article

> Six months after launching a beta version of its Vid.ly video URL shortening service--three months later than it had anticipated--cloud video transcoding specialist Encoding.com has launched a professional version of the service. The company said the upgraded service, Vid.ly Pro, will provide content publishers with a powerful, scalable and simple platform for serving video to every user on any browser or mobile device. Article

> Netflix is making its site more appealing and more accessible to a younger audience... a much younger one. The streaming site this week gave kids a tab loaded with age-appropriate content just for them. Article

And finally... Proving once again that it hurts far less to be polite than rude, a Washington woman lost control of her car after flipping off a car that wouldn't move out of her way. Article

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