U.S. regulators, facing resistance from companies including Nestle SA, the world’s biggest food company, and Kellogg Co., scaled back proposed guidelines that may have limited advertising to children for food with added sugars, salt and saturated fat.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission ended its investigation of Google Inc. ’s collection of data over unsecured wireless networks after the company said it will improve privacy safeguards in its Street View mapping project.
Skechers U.S.A. Inc. agreed to pay $45 million to resolve U.S. and state allegations it deceived customers into believing its Shape-ups athletic shoes will help them lose weight and strengthen their buttocks and legs.
U.S. lawmakers, considering legislation aimed at protecting consumers’ online privacy, said the market for smartphone applications needs to be regulated to prevent the inappropriate sharing of user data.
Twitter Inc., the microblogging service with about 190 million visitors per month, agreed to settle a U.S. government complaint that security lapses allowed hackers to view private messages and send “tweets” from other people’s accounts.