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Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Sep 09 2010
After a hiatus while Blog Moderator Kristin Alexander was on 'staycation', All Consuming is back with an amusing post by Public Affairs Intern Darius Schwarz about his college days and a crafty password-hacking roomie. Read it. Laugh. Learn.
Aug 11 2010
“Intelius chose cash over candor,” Attorney General Rob McKenna said during a news conference yesterday where our office announced a $1.3 million settlement with Intelius.
Jul 29 2010
Citi's mobile banking app stores your sensitive data. While an innocent-looking Android app sends your personal info to China.
May 03 2010
Attorney General Rob McKenna and job seeker Dan Quigley were on KING 5’s New Day Northwest this morning to talk about job search scams.
Mar 30 2010
By now we have all seen the attention-grabbing U.S. census commercials that first aired during the last Super Bowl.  ... While in the commercials they’re absurdly trying to plan how to literally capture all 300 million Americans on film, the idea is essentially what the census is – taking a snapshot of America. ... This is a huge project, people. ... It looks like your browser cannot or does not support IFRAMES.
Mar 24 2010
Dawn Pirkel sent an e-mail last message Wednesday, reminding me to RSVP for a conference. However, there was no conference and the sender’s real intent seemed to be to infect my computer with spyware. ...
Mar 16 2010
In an effort to determine whether it’s worth taking the standard state sales tax exemption or itemizing my purchases, I’m digging my way through a chaotic pile of papers. Which brings me to the point of this post: Thank goodness that it’s shred season!
Mar 09 2010
... A group of 34 state attorneys general joined the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today in announcing an agreement with LifeLock, under which the Tempe, Ariz.-based company will pay $11 million in restitution to consumers. ...
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 ...

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