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Memo to Jerry Brown: Sign SB 1161 for all Internet users

The California legislature passed a bill the prevents regulation of VoIP and other Internet-based services. Gov. Brown would be wise to sign the new law -- and quickly.

By August 30, 2012

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California police can fly drones without a warrant

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes a bill that would have required law enforcement to obtain a warrant before using surveillance drones.

By September 29, 2014

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'Ghost Gunner' lets people make untraceable, homemade guns

Defense Distributed's newest project is a PC-connected milling machine that aims to streamline the process of self-assembling AR-15 semi-automatic rifles.

By October 1, 2014

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Good2Go? New app aims to track sexual consent

Is Good2Go a good idea? App aims to address problem of campus sexual assault but tracks some pretty intimate personal data.

By October 2, 2014

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Qualcomm: Snapdragon makes for more secure smartphone kill switch

The chipmaker says its Snapdragon processors are an important element to creating secure methods of rendering mobile devices bricks if stolen.

By September 15, 2014

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California bars online retailers' fines for negative reviews

Law prohibits online retailers from imposing contracts that require customers waive their right to express a negative opinion about their service experience.

By September 10, 2014

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California bill would ban police drone spying without warrant

The bill, which is now on the governor's desk, pits privacy advocates against law enforcement interests in managing the emerging technology.

By September 12, 2014

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For $110, this man built an earthquake warning system

A professor at UC Berkeley (in California's earthquake country) has created a prototype device that warns of pending quake-related rumbles and could be installed as easily as a home fire alarm.

By September 8, 2014

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Calif. governor signs smartphone 'kill switch' bill into law

Law requires security software to come enabled by default, but other than that, not much will change for most smartphone users.

By August 25, 2014

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Ferguson, Mo., unrest tests legal right to film police

Reports from Missouri suggest police are demanding that people stop using mobile phones and other cameras to film their activities. Whose side is the law on?

By August 14, 2014