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Speaking of regulatory oversight, Somini Sengupta of the New York Times reports tech companies are gearing up for more attention from regulators:

Now that the election is over, Silicon Valley companies each are thinking through their strategy for the second Obama administration,” said Peter Swire, a law professor at Ohio State University and a former White House privacy official. “The F.T.C. will have a new Democratic chairman. A priority for tech companies will be to discern the new chair’s own priorities.”

One issue sure to heat up again this year is online privacy, with Facebook and Google front and center.