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As Zuckerberg, Bezos, etc. Testify to House Committee, Sen. Mark Warner...

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Among the many other reasons why he's valuable in the U.S. Senate and should be overwhelmingly reelected this November, Sen. Mark Warner is one...

AG Mark Herring and Bipartisan Coalition Investigating Google for Potential Antitrust...

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From AG Mark Herring's office: ATTORNEY GENERAL HERRING AND BIPARTISAN COALITION INVESTIGATING GOOGLE FOR POTENTIAL ANTITRUST VIOLATIONS ~ Bipartisan coalition of 50 attorneys general investigating compliance...

Tuesday News: “Wall Street Hits New 2018 Lows”; “Russia’s support for...

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by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, December 18. Wall Street Hits New 2018 Lows as...

37 Attorneys General Sign Google Privacy Policy Letter — But Where’s...

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Attorney General Cuccinelli is nothing if not consistent.  The man never misses an opportunity to score points with the Tea Party crowd, even when it means going to the extreme of assaulting the Commonwealth's most prominent university until getting laughed out of the state Supreme Court.  

But when it comes to using the considerable powers of his office to actually help Virginia consumers?  Then Cuccinelli is harder to find than an ivory-billed woodpecker.  You can almost randomly choose an issue of real concern to everyday Virginians and you're guaranteed to find our Ayatollah General missing in action.

So today, let's pick -- on-line privacy.  Recently, under the auspices of the National Association of Attorney Generals, 37 AGs signed a letter to Google expressing concern that its new privacy policy "forces...consumers to allow information across all these products to be shared, without giving them the proper opportunity to opt out."

This strongly worded letter properly sends a message to an immensely powerful corporation that it needs to take the interests and concerns of consumers seriously.  But it is not just signed by Democratic AGs or those from more progressive Northern or West Coast states.   The list includes the AGs of North Carolina, North Dakota, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi and even Guam.  Just not Virginia.