Business, Politics, Sci-Tech

Attorney General Frosh joins multistate coalition in fight to end Facebook’s monopoly

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week joined a bipartisan coalition of 48 attorneys general in continuing to fight to “end Facebook’s illegal efforts to stifle competition and protect its monopoly power,” according to an official press release. This week, the coalition filed an appeal brief arguing that the district court’s ruling dismissing the states’ case was in …


Crime, Police/Fire, Sci-Tech

Texas man pleads guilty to cyberstalking, swatting Baltimore County woman

BALTIMORE, MD— A Texas man faces up to ten years in prison after cyberstalking and “swatting” a Baltimore County woman. Desmond Babloo Singh, 20, of Temple, Texas, pleaded guilty on Monday to two counts of cyberstalking. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Special Agent in Charge James R. Mancuso …


Baltimore County Public Schools: TikTok school shooting threat ‘not credible’

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools issued an alert on Thursday regarding a nationwide school shooting threat that was posted to social media. The alert reads as follows: “BCPS has been made aware of an anonymous threat posted on TikTok targeting all schools in the United States. The post alleges that there are planned school shootings that will take place on …

Bipartisan coalition of attorneys general express support for congressional hearings addressing youth social media use

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week joined a bipartisan coalition of 52 attorneys general expressing strong support for the hearings being conducted by the U.S. Senate Committee addressing protection and safety of kids and teens using social media. Attorneys general have been watchful and concerned over the impacts of social media on youth. Those concerns have grown …

Baltimore County Public Schools invites students, staff to join in #Back2BCPS campaign

TOWSON, MD—Time to flip through those photo albums! Baltimore County Public Schools is asking all former and current students and staff to share photos of their favorite moments in its schools. From Sunday, August 15 through Sunday, August 29, Team BCPS stakeholders are asked to post the photos on social media using hashtag #Back2BCPS and include messages about their favorite …

AG Frosh joins coalition of attorneys general in urging Facebook to abandon launch of Instagram Kids

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has joined a coalition of 44 attorneys general urging Facebook to abandon its plans to launch a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13, citing serious concerns about the safety and well-being of children and the harm social media poses to young people. In a letter to Facebook CEO Mark …

Baltimore County man pleads guilty in scheme to steal digital currency, social media accounts

UPDATE: Milleson’s co-defendant has also pleaded guilty to numerous charges. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—A Timonium man has pled guilty in federal court on charges of aggravated identity theft in connection with with schemes to use the identity information of victims to steal digital currency and social media accounts. Chief U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Jordan K. …