Facebook and Google are really putting their money into lobbying. According to reports, in the fourth quarter of 2012 Facebook spent $1.4 million, up from $440,000 the same time last year. In fact, Facebook’s fourth quarter lobbying budget was more than all of 2011, which was $1.35 million. Google also amped up its lobbying efforts by investing $16.48 million in 2012, up from $9.68 million in 2011. So, where does the dough go? Many places. While Facebook has focused on international regulation, online safety, and educating on privacy issues; Google is spending money on music licensing, regulating online advertising, job creation for immigrants, and cybersecurity. [Source: The Next Web]