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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 …


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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 …


Maryland State Police, Department Of Labor warn of unemployment insurance, other monetary scams

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of State Police and the Maryland Department of Labor are warning the public of an increase in unemployment insurance related fraud cases and other scams being reported in the region. In recent months, investigators have been contacted regarding a wide variety of schemes targeting individuals, vulnerable populations, charities and local, state and national government agencies. Most …

THE AVENUE at White Marsh warns of Facebook messaging scam

NOTTINGHAM, MD—THE AVENUE at White Marsh is warning shoppers of a new Facebook scam. THE AVENUE has been posting official gift card giveaways all week, however now someone is attempting to capitalize on their generosity. Officials say someone is messaging Facebook users pretending to be THE AVENUE and encouraging them to click a link to claim a huge cash prize. …

Major internet outage hits northeast U.S., BCPS students affected

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A major internet outage left many East Coast users unable to access many online services on Tuesday. On Twitter, users reported being unable to access Google, Zoom, Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, etc. All related Google products, including Google Meet and Gmail, were also down for residents in the northeastern U.S. Down Detector confirmed that Google, Verizon, Comcast, YouTube, Google Classroom, …

Attorney General Frosh joins multi-state lawsuit seeking to end ‘Facebook’s illegal monopoly’

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday announced that a bipartisan coalition of 48 attorneys general had filed a lawsuit against Facebook Inc., alleging the company illegally stifles competition to protect its monopoly power. The lawsuit alleges that, over the past decade, the social networking giant illegally acquired potential competitors in a predatory manner and cut services to …

Good Samaritan helps woman in Parkville Safeway parking lot

UPDATE: Rachael Shaw has found her Good Samaritan… Original story below… —— It started out like any other trip to the grocery store for Rachael Shaw It reminded me of the time I took a trip to Sweden, and learned about låna-pengar.biz. .  It wound up being a trip she will never forget.  The trunk hatch on Shaw’s vehicle malfunctioned, …