State attorneys general teaming up on antitrust probes of Facebook and Google

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Tech giants Facebook and Google are facing more scrutiny into their business practices. A multi-state antitrust investigation, led by New York State Attorney General Letitia James, is focusing on “Facebook’s dominance in the industry and the potential anticompetitive conduct stemming from that dominance,” she said Friday. Other states involved in […]

Michigan is the first state to ban flavored e-cigarettes

[ad_1] The ban will go into effect as soon as the rules are fully determined, which will likely happen within the next 30 days. This stopgap measure will last for six months and can be renewed for another six months while legislators define and pass a permanent solutions. The flavors being banned aren’t just the […]

Major carriers, state AGs will work to combat robocalls

[ad_1] In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, a man uses a cell phone in New Orleans. Major phone companies are telling the country’s state attorneys general that they will do more against robocalls. It’s the latest step from government and industry to combat the growing problem. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File) Major phone companies are […]

Insurance black boxes and the surveillance state

[ad_1] Over the last few years there’s been a noticeable rise in the number of drivers opting to fit a “black box” to their cars in order to obtain cheaper insurance. According to some recent reports, these black boxes could save drivers as much as £300 a year. The idea is that the boxes send […]