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Google in trouble over drug ads again, this time with attorneys general

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now A national group of state attorneys general is taking Google to task over what they says amounts to aiding drug dealers online. Mississippi state Attorney General Jim Hood, who chairs the National Association of Attorneys General, says the search...
Google in trouble over drug ads again, this time with attorneys general

Facebook teams up with attorneys general on safety campaign

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Facebook and 19 state attorneys general announced they're joining forces Monday to educate young people about the basics of online security. Maryland state attorney general Doug Gansler, currently the president of the National Association of Attorneys General, said the attorneys general and Facebook will distribute public service announcements outlining how...
Facebook teams up with attorneys general on safety campaign

Video games: Oberon Media settles charges over "deceptive" free trials

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Free trials are great. Signing up for them and struggling to cancel before you get hit with a monthly charge? That really sucks. That won’t be happening anymore to people who play games made by Oberon Media, thanks to some work done by the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. It reached an...
Video games: Oberon Media settles charges over "deceptive" free trials

New Village Voice owner distances alt weeklies from Backpage.com

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Late yesterday a new holding group, Voice Media Group, announced it would purchase the media properties of Village Voice Media Holdings, owners of alt-weekiles such as the Village Voice, LA Weekly and Seattle Weekly, as well as the free classified service Backpage.com. While the new group will take all existing newspapers and...
New Village Voice owner distances alt weeklies from Backpage.com

N.Y. AG wants Apple, Samsung and others to help deter cellphone theft

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The New York State attorney general has sent letters to the chief executives of Apple, Microsoft, Google and Samsung asking them for help in combating cellphone theft and hinting he may pursue legal action if they don't cooperate....
N.Y. AG wants Apple, Samsung and others to help deter cellphone theft

RealNetworks will refund $2 million for not-so-free trial offers

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By Herb Weisbaum, The ConsumerManOver the past seven years, more than 500 people complained to authorities and the Better Business Bureau about “odd charges” from RealNetworks: bills for monthly subscriptions for premium television, sports or game content they never ordered. Thursday RealNetworks settled charges of “unfair and deceptive” business practices brought by Washington...
RealNetworks will refund $2 million for not-so-free trial offers

Major tech and gaming companies unite to purge sex offenders from online games

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Major tech and game companies will join the fight to purge convicted sex offenders from online video games in Operation: Game Over, according to a report in Forbes. Eric Schneidermann, the New York state attorney general, is leading the charge to remove accounts registered by sex offenders from popular...
Major tech and gaming companies unite to purge sex offenders from online games
Government officials call on Google, Samsung, Apple & others to secure smartphones following increasing thefts

Washington state slams T-Mobile for "deceptive 'No-Contract'" ads

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Last month, T-Mobile finally made a highly anticipated announcement—that it would kill off the mobile phone contract, dubbing itself the “Un-Carrier.” As we reported at the time, customers can bring their own device or pay an additional fee to buy a new phone—essentially shifting the carrier subsidy entirely to...
Washington state slams T-Mobile for "deceptive 'No-Contract'" ads

T-Mobile sold 500,000 iPhones in Q1, but revenues fall 7%

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Bellevue-based T-Mobile USA posted first quarter earnings late Tuesday and it was largely a mixed bag. Though revenue declined 7 percent from the same time last year, the company saw the first growth in branded customers since the first part of 2009. T-Mobile’s adjusted earnings, excluding interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization...
T-Mobile sold 500,000 iPhones in Q1, but revenues fall 7%

Attorneys General Upset That Craigslist Is Profiting From Procedure He Forced Craigslist To Put In Place

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The grandstanding of some Attorneys General never ceases -- even when they created the "problem" they're now grandstanding against. Case in point: Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and his crusade against Craigslist. Two years ago, Blumenthal blamed Craigslist for prostitution ads that appear on the site. Blumenthal, as the state...
Attorneys General Upset That Craigslist Is Profiting From Procedure He Forced Craigslist To Put In Place

New York calls on phone makers to help deter theft

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The New York State attorney general has sent letters to the chief executives of Apple, Microsoft, Google and Samsung asking them for help in combating cellphone theft and hinting he may pursue legal action if they don't cooperate.The theft of expensive smartphones is on the rise across the U.S.,...
New York calls on phone makers to help deter theft
T-Mobile to Change 'Deceptive' No-Contract Ads, Offer Refunds

RealNetworks creates settlement fund for allegedly unwilling subscribers

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RealNetworks will create a $2 million compensation fund for some of its allegedly unwilling subscribers. The owners of RealPlayer and Rhapsody music streaming are using the funds to settle a complaint filed in Washington state over the company's e-commerce practices. The complaint stems from allegations that RealNetworks charged customers for...
RealNetworks creates settlement fund for allegedly unwilling subscribers
RealNetworks sets up $2 million compensation fund for subscription services dispute

RealNetworks to set up $2M fund for overcharging users

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Online media company RealNetworks has settled a lawsuit brought by the Washington State Attorney General regarding the company's practice of charging some users for services they did not want. MSNBC reports that, over the course of seven years, more than 500 people complained to the Better Business Bureau about RealNetworks'...
RealNetworks to set up $2M fund for overcharging users

Facebook is on a new mission: to take down clickjackers

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Facebook has teamed up with the Washington state Attorney General to put real resources toward getting rid of spam on the social network — starting with a lawsuit. “Security is an arms race, and that’s why Facebook is committed to constantly improving our consumer safeguards while pursuing and supporting...
Facebook is on a new mission: to take down clickjackers

Washington AG settles with alleged Facebook ‘likejacker’

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Rob McKenna, left, and Craig Clark, Facebook lead litigation counsel, announce the case at a news conference in January. The Washington State Attorney General’s Office today announced a settlement in a case brought earlier this year against a company accused of tricking Facebook users into clicking the “like” button and...
Washington AG settles with alleged Facebook ‘likejacker’

RealNetworks reaches agreement over its e-commerce practices, including pre-checked boxes

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RealNetworks had come under fire from the Washington State Attorney General’s office for some of its e-commerce practices in the past. Two years after those complaints were made, the two sides have reached an agreement. The response from the company admits no “guilt”, but it was clear that consumers were...
RealNetworks reaches agreement over its e-commerce practices, including pre-checked boxes

New York Partners With Tech Companies to Purge Sex Offenders From Xbox Live, World of Warcraft

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via mourlife.com Typically online sexual predators are depicted infiltrating Facebook or chat rooms, not the equally as networked world of online gaming. That might be why it's taken authorities awhile to identify those avatars as a potential target. In an unprecedented initiative dubbed "Operation: Game Over," however, New York state...
New York Partners With Tech Companies to Purge Sex Offenders From Xbox Live, World of Warcraft

Apple announces 'Activation Lock' theft deterrent feature for iOS 7 ahead of gov't meeting on rising smartphone crime

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Ahead of a meeting with government officials later this month to discuss how Apple could prevent increasing smartphone crimes, Apple today introduced a new feature for called ‘Activation Lock’ that it says will be a “a really powerful theft deterrent” when released later this fall in iOS 7. We...
Apple announces 'Activation Lock' theft deterrent feature for iOS 7 ahead of gov't meeting on rising smartphone crime
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To Catch A Primary: Bruning Accuses Opponent Of Following His Daughter On Twitter

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A debate Tuesday night in Nebraska for the Republican primary for Senate took a turn for the awkward when state Attorney General Jon Bruning accused his main opponent, former state Attorney General Don Stenberg, of stalking Bruning's 14-year old daughter on Twitter. The Omaha World-Herald was there for the action....
To Catch A Primary: Bruning Accuses Opponent Of Following His Daughter On Twitter

Facebook Cofounder Chris Hughes Sold Jumo for $62K and Five MacBook Pros

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(Flickr: unionsquareventures) Back in August, Fast Company reported that Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes had sold his startup Jumo, a social network to connect people to nonprofits, to GOOD, the magazine publisher and digital media platform, for undisclosed terms. Betabeat reported the terms were for $0 and a graceful exit. Our...
Facebook Cofounder Chris Hughes Sold Jumo for $62K and Five MacBook Pros

Here’s what Jay Inslee wants to do to keep the state’s IT industry humming

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Jay Inslee There’s no shortage of ideas in Jay Inslee’s economic plan for Washington state. The Democratic candidate for governor released a 30-page jobs plan — divided into seven subsections — on Monday at the MacDonald-Miller factory in Seattle. Among the priorities: Clean Energy, Aerospace, Life Sciences, Military, Information and...
Here’s what Jay Inslee wants to do to keep the state’s IT industry humming

Facebook pivacy chief fires warning shot at bosses who demand access

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Social networking site warns against employers who ask for the passwords of job applicants, saying legal action is possibleFacebook has hit out at the practice of employers asking for access to the accounts of their staff and potential hires.The social network's chief privacy officer Erin Egan called the pratice "distressing"...
Facebook pivacy chief fires warning shot at bosses who demand access

State AGs sound alarm over Google privacy changes

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Larry Page In a letter today to Google CEO Larry Page, attorneys general from dozens of states question the company’s plan to unify its privacy policies across its different web properties and say the company should give users the option of opting in or out of the changes. Here’s the...
State AGs sound alarm over Google privacy changes

T-Mobile bumps iPhone price to $149, up from $99

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T-Mobile’s $99 iPhone price is no longer a reality. All good things must come to an end. For Bellevue-based T-Mobile USA, it’s the original downpayment for the newly-introduced iPhone that was price at just $99 upfront. First reported by TmoNews, T-Mobile will increase its promotional iPhone pricing starting tomorrow by $50 to...
T-Mobile bumps iPhone price to $149, up from $99
Google accused of profiting from illegal drug sales by state Attorney General

Wash. state Attorney General orders T-Mobile to fix 'deceptive' no-contract ads

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The way T-Mobile USA is touting its shift away from wireless contracts has Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson seriously irked. So much so, in fact, that Ferguson demanded that the carrier, which has its U.S. headquarters in Bellevue, fix its “deceptive advertising” campaign for the new “Uncarrier” plans, which promise...
Wash. state Attorney General orders T-Mobile to fix 'deceptive' no-contract ads
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