Attorney General Brown announces $700 million settlement with Google over Play Store misconduct

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown and a bipartisan group of 52 other Attorneys General have announced a $700 million agreement with Google in their lawsuit regarding Google’s anticompetitive conduct with the Google Play Store. “Consumers are harmed when they are unable to make choices based on what is available in the marketplace,” said Attorney General Brown. “Limiting options […]

The U.S. Is the Most Scammed Country in the World – How Can You Protect Yourself?

The following is a sponsored post from Freedom Federal Credit Union A recent report by Social Catfish, an online investigation service, found that the U.S. is the most scammed country in the world. The good news is, with the right information, you can protect yourself from being part of next year’s stats. Who gets scammed the most? With an astounding […]

TSA now accepts mobile IDs in Google Wallet on Android mobile devices, starting with the State of Maryland

WASHINGTON—In collaboration with the State of Maryland and Google, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) now accepts Maryland-issued mobile driver’s licenses and ID cards in Google Wallet on Android mobile phones at select TSA airport security checkpoints. TSA PreCheck® passengers will be able to use this new feature at checkpoints for identity verification at 25 participating airports. “TSA’s partnership with Google […]

Maryland Department of Health announces new COVID-19 website, reporting changes as Public Health Emergency ends

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health this week announced changes to how it will continue providing COVID-19 information as the federal Public Health Emergency ends in May. The department has launched a set of new COVID-19 webpages where information on vaccines, testing, treatment, data, and other resources may be found long-term. “These changes reflect the new phase of COVID-19 that […]

Attorney General Frosh reaches settlement with Google over location tracking practices

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week announced that the Consumer Protection Division along with 39 other attorneys general have reached a $391.5 million multistate settlement with Google over its location tracking practices relating to Google Account settings. The settlement – the largest amount paid to state attorneys general in a privacy investigation – also contains injunctive terms […]

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 […]

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 […]