Latest Andrew Cuomo Stories

2010-11-15 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KIWIBOX.COM, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: KIWB), is incorporating the most recent and advanced security and privacy features into their online community. The social network has just implemented Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo's hash value database in order to block images of children being sexually abused. Recently, other social networks have been criticized and even sued regarding members' privacy and rights. In comparison, Kiwibox.com is...

2009-12-08 06:00:00

To protect its users from online predators, the popular website Facebook has decided to create a worldwide safety advisory board. The board will bring together representatives from five different Internet safety groups: Common Sense Media, ConnectSafely, WiredSafety, Childnet International and The Family Online Safety Institute. Facebook said the formation of the board formalizes relationships it has had with the groups. It also may expand the board to include more international...

2009-11-05 06:20:00

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo filed an antitrust lawsuit against Intel Corp. on Wednesday, accusing the world's largest chipmaker of threatening computer firms and paying billions in kickbacks to protect its market dominance. "Rather than compete fairly, Intel used bribery and coercion to maintain a stranglehold on the market," said Cuomo in a statement. "Intel's actions not only unfairly restricted potential competitors, but also hurt average consumers who were robbed of better...

2009-09-17 11:07:38

New York state's investigation of Bank of America's acquisition of Merrill Lynch now includes subpoenas to bank directors, a source close to the matter said. The source said Attorney General Andrew Cuomo had subpoenaed five bank directors who were at the center of the decisions concerning information the board released or did not release before the purchase of Merrill Lynch last year. The probe involves allegations the bank mislead shareholders about an pre-purchase agreement to allow Merrill...

2009-07-11 08:40:49

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says the social networking Web site Tagged.com uses deceptive e-mail marketing practices and invades privacy. Cuomo said in a release this week that Tagged devised an illegal plan to lure new members in which consumers who visited its site were tricked into providing the company with access to their personal e-mail contacts, which were then allegedly used to send millions of promotional e-mails disguised to appear as if they were coming from a personal...

2009-07-10 11:15:00

New York's attorney general announced on Thursday his plans to sue a social networking site called Tagged for deceptive email marketing practices and invasion of privacy. Over 60 million Internet users worldwide had their identities stolen when Tagged sent emails that bombarded their private accounts. Attorney general Andrew Cuomo made a statement his website saying that a lawsuit was being filed against the San Francisco-based social network for "an illegal plan to lure new members and...

2009-06-09 14:24:23

New York State's probe into loan modification businesses includes plans to file civil charges against one loan negotiator, a law enforcement official said. The suit against Long Island's largest loan modification company will charge the company, AmeriMod, with false advertising and illegally charging upfront fees. Fifteen other companies are expected to receive subpoenas, the official said. Company owner Salvatore Pane told Newsday Tuesday that AmeriMod is following compliance per the law,...

2009-04-06 12:06:54

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has filed suit against a financier for allegedly failing to properly protect $2.4 billion funneled to Bernard Madoff. Filed under state charity and security statutes, Cuomo claimed that J. Ezra Merkin defrauded investors by falsely claiming he actively managed their funds, which were, instead, summarily turned over to Madoff, The New York Times reported Monday. In March, Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 felony counts involving a Ponzi scheme that reportedly...

2009-03-26 19:26:21

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says he will look into whether American International Group Inc. improperly used U.S. funds to make some investors whole. Cuomo, who is already investigating AIG payment of retention awards to executives in its financial products group, said Thursday he plans to subpoena the troubled insurance giant to get information about its credit-default swaps, The Wall Street Journal reported. CDS contracts were at the heart of AIG's meltdown, Cuomo said in a...

2009-03-05 14:05:32

Bank of America filed papers in a New York state court to block the state's probe into compensation that Attorney General Andrew Cuomo calls excessive. The bank contends that the data on compensation is confidential. The attorney general's office, in turn, has issued subpoenas to three former Merrill Lynch personnel who received bonus checks in excess of $10 million each, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Before collapsing into the arms of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch paid...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'