The FBI, with the support of the Obama administration, wants more power to wiretap the Internet and social media web sites in particular. I guess the FBI thinks finding the next John Dillinger is only a few mouse clicks away.

At the same time, the Food & Drug Administration, long under pressure from the pharmaceutical industry to give guidance on what marketing practices are acceptable on the Internet, announced at the end of 2010 that the FDA really doesn’t see social media as a priority, leaving the industry in a state of digital flux after the FDA’s social media attacks in 2009 and 2010.

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