Apple Inc (Apple) has released Update on National Security and Law Enforcement Orders (27 January 2014) (the Update), which provides data to replace the United States (US)-specific data contained in Apple's Report on Government Information Requests (5 November 2013) (the Report).
Japan-based airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) has apologised for and decided to modify a video commercial following social media users' complaints that it uses offensive stereotyping.
The United States (US) Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has made available an Order (15 January 2014) settling charges against Brazil-based firms Multigrain SA (Multigrain) and Agricola Xingu SA (Agricola Xingu) for reporting failures.
The European Commission (EC) has made available Competition policy for the post-crisis world: A perspective, a speech delivered by EC vice president responsible for competition policy Joaquín Almunia in Belgium on 17 January 2014 on the occasion of the College of Europe Global Competition Law Centre's tenth anniversary.
The United States (US) Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that Japan-based car parts manufacturer Koito Manufacturing Co Ltd (Koito) has agreed to pay criminal penalties totalling US$56.6 million and plead guilty to a two-count felony charge relating to price fixing.
Google Inc (Google) has withdrawn two third-party-developed software extensions for its Chrome web browser from the Chrome web store after the extensions were updated so as to breach Google's terms of service.
The United States (US) Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has made available Agreement containing consent order (undated), which proposes that Apple Inc (Apple) pay at least US$32.5 million to fully refund consumers who, according to the FTC's Complaint (undated), were unfairly billed by Apple for certain online transactions.
Starbucks Corporation (Starbucks) has made available a letter (16 January 2014) from its chief information officer Curt Garner that encourages customers to download a software update to its mobile app for iOS devices after "a research report identified theoretical vulnerabilities associated with [the app] in the event a customer's [iOS device] were to be physically stolen and hacked".
Metals producer and developer Alcoa Inc (Alcoa) has announced that it has resolved the so-called Alba matter under the United States (US) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the FCPA) with both the US Department of Justice (DoJ) and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) "regarding certain legacy alumina contracts with Aluminium Bahrain BSC (Alba)".
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