Media News Briefing for Friday, January 29, 2010

January 29th, 2010

President Barack Obama has called on Congress to pass legislation to “correct” the U.S. Supreme Court ruling lifting restrictions on corporate funding of political advertising. (Broadcasting & Cable)

Groups seek to undo U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing corporate financing of political advertising. (Broadcasting & Cable)

Public interest groups ask the FCC to consider conditions on the NBC – Comcast deal. (Broadcasting & Cable)

Comcast and NBC promise to keep news and free TV. (Reuters)

Executives of the Tribune Co. have been authorized bonuses by a bankruptcy judge. (New York Times)

Carnegie Hall is presenting a festival dedicated to Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor Seiji Ozama. (New York Times)

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has launched an investigation into Facebook. (San Francisco Chronicle) (Associated Press)

Former FEMA director Michael Brown is now a talk show host on Denver’s 50,000-watt clear channel AM station KOA 850. (News Talk Sports Media Online)

Verizon FiOS plugs into Internet radio. (Cable Digital News)

AT&T is pumping an additional $2 billion into its wireless network to manage a coming wave of tablets and smartphones. (New York Times)

A survey of executives finds a growing fear of cyber attacks. (New York Times)

The Google hacking attack highlights zero day black market (Associated Press)

Despite changes, many still oppose the Google books deal. (New York Times)

A phishing scam targets users of the adobe PDF reader. (IDG News Service)

The clock may be ticking for Google to act on China. (IDG News Service)

Google’s social search won’t leverage much of Facebook. (IDG News Service)

CBS justifies its anti-abortion TV ad running during the Super Bowl. (New York Daily News)

Rush Limbaugh is one of the judges of the Miss America Pageant this year. (Las Vegas Sun)

The Rev. Ted Haggard says he is rebuilding his marriage by being “super accountable.” (Denver Post)

Denver is getting a new Hispanic TV station, KWHD channel 53, which currently has a format of religion and is being sold. (Denver Post)

3D is back (PC World)

A hacker broke into 49 U.S. House Web sites, attacking Barack Obama. (Associated Press)

U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton has told China she is concerned about Internet freedom there. (Associated Press)

Apple’s iPAD event brought the Internet to a near standstill. (PC World)

Taiwan pushes e-books but lacks Chinese content (Associated Press)

Privacy rights can be Googled away. (San Francisco Chronicle)