Happy New Year. We're back with our regular news digest - which we expect will become a weekly feature. It’s been a busy end of 2010 and we’re excited to see what 2011 has in store for the industry. In the privacy and regulatory world, PBS had a great interview with Mike Zaneis of the IAB and FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz, ClickZ talked with the FTC’s first Chief Technologist Edward Felten, and Wired reported on Firefox’s new set of proposed privacy icons. Please take a read, and send us comments! Should the Government Control Who Tracks You Online? (video) – PBS – The Federal Trade Commission earlier this month proposed the creation of a so-called do-not-track option for Web users. Ray Suarez speaks with FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz and Mike Zaneis, general counsel of the Interactive Advertising Bureau, about the state of Internet privacy practices, concerns and proposed regulation. Q&A: FTC’s Top Technologist Talks Data Tracking – ClickZ – ClickZ News interviewed the FTC's new - and first - chief technologist, Edward Felten, who advises the FTC on technology and policy issues, including “do-not-track.” Privacy – A Way Forward: Reconciling The FTC and Commerce Reports – Fulbright Briefing – An international law firm reflects on recent changes in the data privacy climate. The $8 Billion Do Not Track Prize – Businessweek – Don't be fooled: The FTC proposal to protect online privacy has more to do with big publishers' revenue than Internet users' personal Web data. One Question: What Do You See At The Heart Of The Debate Around Consumer Privacy? – AdExchanger – Today's participant is Spanfeller Media Group CEO Jim Spanfeller who recently answered the following question during a conversation with AdExchanger.com: What do you see at the heart of today’s debate around consumer privacy? Web Privacy: Consumers Have More Control Than They Think –The Huffington Post – Instead of relying on federal regulators to safeguard their online privacy, millions of Americans are taking the matter into their own hands.