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Vid-Biz: White House, DTV, Boxee

White House Flip-Flops on YouTube Privacy Exemption; Obama’s administration had exempted the video-sharing site from federal rules relating to cookies and privacy, but later backpedaled and implemented a fix that limited YouTube’s ability to track visitors to the White House web site. (CNET)

Senate Closer to a DTV Delay; Sen. Rockefeller (D-W.V.) says he has reached an agreement with Republicans; his bill could push the national switch back to June 12. (The Associated Press)

Boxee Adds ABC Content, Mulls Hardware Moves; open source media center can now play Lost and other shows from, and is looking for feedback about embedding its software into set-top box devices. (Boxee blog)

Walgreens Launches Prescription Drug Videos; drug store partnered with One Minute Media to create two 60-second videos, one about a drug savings program and one about discount pet medication. (MediaWeek)

Study: Younger Americans Prefer Online TV to DVR’d TV; Solutions Research Group found that 70 percent of 18 – 34 year olds have watched TV online at some point compared to just 36 percent who have watched a show on a DVR. (TVWeek)

SnagFilms Partners with Cinetic; agreement will bring more than 100 documentaries online for free ad-supported viewing. (Variety)

SlideShare Adds YouTube Capabilities; online presentation sharing service now lets you embed videos into your work. (emailed announcement)