Law requires security software to come enabled by default, but other than that, not much will change for most smartphone users.
The political action group, which has a special interest in obtaining visas for high-skilled workers, hopes to force a vote on immigration reform this year.
State regulators unveiled the proposed piece of legislation, hoping to suppress theft of mobile devices. But will resistance from the wireless industry halt the effort?
The California Senate bill is designed to deter smartphone and tablet theft.
Sen. Mark Leno wants to make the security feature -- aimed at bricking stolen smartphones -- the law.
The California Public Utilities Commission issues a proposal that would allow drivers working for ride-sharing apps to freely take to the road if they agree to certain guidelines.
Californians, including adult prostitutes, convicted of indecent exposure and other sex-related crimes must now register "Internet identities" with police. ACLU and EFF say that's unconstitutional.
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown signs a privacy bill making it illegal for employers to demand employee usernames and passwords for social media accounts.
Amazon.com will start collecting sales taxes for most, but not all, items it ships starting tomorrow. Calfornia's tax collectors tell CNET they have a plan to tax the rest.
On Saturday, California residents get to pay tax at checkout on Amazon.com purchases. But hundreds of thousands of items will remain (apparently) tax-free.