Reuters: Seven states may sue Google in coming ‘weeks’: NY AG . “Seven additional states may file a separate antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc’s Google in the coming weeks, New York Attorney General Letitia James said Tuesday.”
Gizmodo AU: NY Attorney General Calls on Apple, Google to Crack Down on Shady Contact-Tracing Apps. “As more states and cities around the world explore reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic, Apple and Google have struggled to keep up with the flood of third-party contact-tracing apps in their respective app stores. Now, New York Attorney General Letitia James is urging both companies to impose stricter protections for consumers.”
CNET: Craigslist must remove posts that profit off coronavirus fears, NY AG says. “New York Attorney General Letitia James demanded that Craigslist remove posts attempting to illegally profit off of consumers’ coronavirus fears. James said she’s also calling for assurance that the company has policies in place to stop scammers.”
CNN: Facebook’s antitrust headache gets worse: 47 attorneys general now investigating. “New York Attorney General Letitia James announced on Tuesday that 47 state attorneys general are now investigating Facebook (FB). The announcement marks a sharp increase from September, when James first disclosed that her office was leading a handful of attorneys general in probing the social media company for evidence of anticompetitive practices.”
Boston Magazine: New York Attorney General: Dunkin’s Response to App Breach Was Full of Holes. “On Thursday, [New York] Attorney General Letitia James announced a lawsuit against Dunkin’ Brands Inc. following a series of cyberattacks on the chain’s mobile DD Perks app. According to the lawsuit, Dunkin’ failed to notify nearly 20,000 customers impacted by the attacks, even though their information, including the funds loaded onto their accounts, was at risk.”
CNBC: New York attorney general is investigating Facebook for possible antitrust violations. “New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced Friday she is launching an investigation into Facebook for possible antitrust violations.” Other states will also be going the investigation.
New York Times: Firm That Sold Social Media Bots Settles With New York Attorney General. “Letitia James, the attorney general of New York, announced a settlement on Wednesday with Devumi, a company that sold hundreds of millions of fake followers on Twitter and other social media platforms before going out of business last year.”