Sen. Mark Leno wants to make the security feature -- aimed at bricking stolen smartphones -- the law.
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.
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.
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.
Construction progresses apace at the San Diego Legoland hotel. Among other accoutrements, it features themed rooms with a treasure chest that can only be opened when occupants solve a series of riddles.
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.
AB 1844, which would prohibit employers from requiring workers to provide usernames and passwords for Facebooks, Twitter, and the like, passes the state assembly unanimously. It now heads to the state senate.