What We're Reading 2-27-12

What We're Reading

wetmtv.com:  FDA to Review Inhalable Caffeine

Washington, D.C. (AP) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials plan to investigate whether inhalable caffeine sold in small canisters is safe for consumers.

 

The New York Times:  F.T.C. Tells Consumer Watchdog to Mind Its Own Business

A consumer watchdog’s pleas to the Federal Trade Commission to scrutinize Google’s latest privacy policy changes have met with a curt “No, thanks.”

 

foxnews.com:  Lawmakers target Google over privacy laws

Three congressmen on Friday called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google Inc., after The Wall Street Journal reported that the Internet giant was bypassing privacy settings of people who used Apple Inc.'s Web browser on phones and computers.

 

FTC.gov:  Window Marketers Settle FTC Charges That They Made Deceptive Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings Claims

Companies Must Have Scientific Evidence Before Making Marketing Claims

Five companies that sell replacement windows in numerous states will have to stop making exaggerated and unsupported claims about the energy efficiency of their windows, and how much money consumers could save on their heating and cooling bills by having them installed, under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission. The settlements prohibit the companies from making these types of deceptive claims.

 

Bloomberg:  Apple, Google Agree to Mobile-Application Privacy Rules With California AG

Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Google Inc. (GOOG) are among six technology companies offering platforms for mobile applications that agreed to a privacy protocol to protect consumers, California Attorney General Kamala Harris said.

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