Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Internet company agreed to a $7 million multi-state settlement over the unauthorized collection of personal data by its Street View vehicles.
Massachusetts will receive more than $327,000 in retribution as part of a $7 million lawsuit with Google over the company’s unauthorized collection of data during its Street View photography sessions, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced this week. Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia participated in the suit and the resulting $7 million settlement, according to a press release from Coakley’s office. The lawsuit claimed that while photographing areas for the Google Street View service, Google vehicles collected network identification information sent over unsecured wireless networks as well as “payload data” that was transmitted over the networks while the vehicles were in the area—including the URLs of requested Web pages…
Monday, December 17, 2012
With news that Sen. John Kerry may be tapped as the Obama White House's nominee for Secretary of State, Markey said he will "seriously consider" making a run if the vacancy is announced.
Congressman Ed Markey told reporters he was "seriously considering" a run for Senate, should Sen. John Kerry be tapped as President Barack Obama's nominee for secretary of state. Markey made the remarks to reporters at Malden City Hall, following a press conference regarding the city's proposed minor league baseball park. "I hope that John Kerry does become secretary of state; he will be a great secretary of state," Markey said. "When that announcement is made I will seriously consider looking at (the seat). "I am going to give it serious consideration," Markey said. Markey had made similar remarks in 2009, after the death of long-time Sen. Ted Kennedy. He ultimately elected not to run. Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, also …
Monday, October 17, 2011
"This is a country that is founded on the idea that civil protest, rightful protest, is something that we guarantee," Coakley said Tuesday. "I hope everyone in Washington will pay attention to this voice of frustration.”
Martha Coakley has been paying close attention to Occupy Boston, and although there have been over 100 arrests, the protests have appeared to be mostly peaceful - and rightful, she said Tuesday. "This is a country that is founded on the idea that civil protest, rightful protest, is something that we guarantee," Coakley said in a brief interview Tuesday at City Hall in Medford. "I hope everyone in Washington will pay attention to this voice of frustration.” Coakley, the state's top law enforcement official as Attorney General, said the protests have been "an expression of anger and frustration that seems to be properly channeled." The country has been "turned upside-down by this mortgage crisis," Coakley said, and her office is planning to …
Friday, October 14, 2011
Attorney General Martha Coakley will give a presentation on "When You Turn 18."
Attorney General Martha Coakley will appear before the Medford School Committee Monday night, Superintendent Roy Belson said Friday. Coakley, a Medford resident, will give a presentation on a new program, "When You Turn 18," which aims to provide high schoolers with guidance on the transition to adulthood that they may not learn in the classroom. The program goes over things like identity theft prevention, money and finance, military duty and jury duty. Belson said Medford's schools will be adopting the program. "It's all things kids need to know that should be solidified before the go out the door," Belson said. Monday's meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall.