Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Mar 09 2010
For millions across the globe, the idiosyncratic practice of updating one’s status on Facebook or Twitter has become a ubiquitous component of everyday life. ... Updates about our whereabouts seem like fairly innocuous tidbits about our lives. But their crux is the same across the board: You’re announcing, “I’m not home.” ... [BLOG MODERATOR'S NOTE: This is the first All Consuming post by our new Public Affairs Intern, Darius Schwarz. I admire his wit but think I'd lose playing Scrabble with him.  "Ubiquitous," a fancy word for "existing everywhere," reportedly has a point value of 21 and can easily hit a double word score, if you can pull it off. -- Kristin]
Jan 28 2010
If you saw a stranger peering into your windows at home or rifling through your desk at work, you’d call the cops. But many of us have no idea what happens to all the bits and bytes of information we send over our computers, iPhones and Blackberries. Take Facebook, for example ...
Jan 26 2010
If you live in the Puget Sound and are planning to make home improvements, curious about the paperwork required to run a nonprofit or interested in data privacy, you may want to check out these events ...
Dec 28 2009
Nearly 11,000 Washington seniors were on the phone last month with Attorney General Rob McKenna as part of a TeleTown Hall sponsored by AARP Washington. Public radio station KSER (90.7 AM) in Everett will broadcast a 30-minute edited version starting at 6:30 p.m. tonight. If you're outside the signal range, you can listen online at www.kser.org. ...
Dec 24 2009
All Consuming's letter to Santa. Find out what we'd like him to bring consumers this Christmas ...
Dec 23 2009
It seems innocent enough: an e-mail that indicates a shipper such as FedEx, DHL or UPS tried to deliver a package to you. You’re told to print out an invoice. But opening the attachment or clicking on the link infects your computer!
Dec 09 2009
Attorney General Rob McKenna says more needs to be done to protect consumers attempting to obtain the free credit report allowed by law. He joined 42 other state attorneys general in sending a letter this week to the Federal Trade Commission, in conjunction with the FTC’s proposal to help prevent deceptive marketing of “free” credit reports ...
Dec 08 2009
As shoppers gear up for the holiday season, so do cybercrooks. McAfee recently issued a list of the "12 Scams of Christmas." Among them: Fake invoces from delivery services, risky Internet searches and bug-ridden e-cards ...
Dec 03 2009
Microsoft reported a surge of voluntary reports — more than 150,000 in the past two years — from people who unknowingly purchased counterfeit software that was often riddled with viruses or malware.
Nov 25 2009
Happy Thanksgiving! If you're one of the 134 million Americans expected to take advantage of Black Friday discounts, take along this holiday shopping list -- Attorney General Rob McKenna's top 10 tips. ...

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