News bites: Tech giants brace for regulatory scrutiny

The New York Times predicts that government scrutiny of technology companies will grow in 2013.

State bans on employers demanding Facebook passwords have gone into effect, Reuters notes. 

Samsung lost a bid to keep sales data sealed in a patent dispute with Apple, Bloomberg reports. 

Intel's effort to develop an Internet-based TV service is taking longer than expected, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Avis agreed to buy Zipcar for nearly $500 million, The Associated Press writes.