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Attorney General Frosh joins lawsuit against Google for antitrust law violations

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week joined a coalition of 37 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit against Google alleging exclusionary conduct relating to the Google Play Store for Android mobile devices and Google Billing. The lawsuit is the newest legal action against the tech giant, claiming illegal, anticompetitive, and unfair business practices. The States accuse Google …


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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 …


Golden Ring Middle School nurse featured in Maryland webinar on successful teleworking [VIDEO]

ROSEDALE, MD – A new Maryland Health Care Commission webinar features two Baltimore County Public Schools school nurses. The hourlong webinar, “Leveraging Technology to Meet Student Needs During COVID-19 and Beyond,” provides tips and resources for school nurses to support working with students and their families in a virtual environment. The presenters are Kristy Gorman, president of the Maryland Association …

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 bipartisan lawsuit seeking to end Google’s search monopoly

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Thursday joined a bipartisan coalition of 37 other attorneys general in suing Google LLC for anti-competitive conduct in violation of Section 2 of the Sherman Act. The states allege that Google illegally maintains its monopoly power over general search engines and related advertising markets through a series of anti-competitive exclusionary contracts and …

Google outage temporarily knocks some BCPS services offline

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Google suffered a worldwide outage on Monday, and the disruption affected some Baltimore County Public Schools services. The tech giant’s services began going down at around 7:00 a.m. on Monday morning, with YouTube, Gmail, Stadia, Google Play, and more all offline. Google search appeared to remain unaffected At just before 7:30 a.m., BCPS announced that the outage was impacting …