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Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson isn't happy with T-Mobile's recently instituted plans to replace the traditional two-year contract for an iPhone with an installment plan. Ferguson's main beef with the magenta network? That although T-Mo tells customers on the new plan that they c...

April 26th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Get ready, Seattle, we're coming for you! You asked for it and you've got it -- we'll be in the Emerald City in October, hosting a meetup as part of the annual Seattle Interactive Conference (SIC), the self-described "intersection of technology, creativity and emerging trends." Whether or not you'...

August 27th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Washington state has commissioned a Facebook app to provide another avenue for its residents to register to vote. Officials will soon post the software, developed by local company Microsoft, on the Secretary of State's page and allow users to like it in order to spread the word. Once it's ready, r...

July 18th 2012 at 5:42am 0 Comments
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Paid for subscriptions from RealNetworks you didn't ask for a few years ago? You may be eligible for a refund. Washington State's Attorney General sued the company over a free trial of its Rhapsody music service, which had a pre-ticked box for additional content that went unnoticed by many who sig...

May 25th 2012 at 8:43am 0 Comments
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Eagle-eyed reader Jeff spotted this icon in use over on the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries website, and it looked a little familiar to him, as a user of a certain unofficial Mac App Store app that has been around even before Apple's software distribution solution. Minus the...

July 16th 2011 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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It isn't hard to find someone that has at one time or another felt deceived by a big corporation -- which is why the bank commercial with the pony is so funny -- but usually consumers don't elevate the issue to the court system. Evidently there have been so many reports of deception by DirecTV that...

December 22nd 2009 at 12:53pm 0 Comments