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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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Udacity, San Jose State University offer online classes for credit

In June 2012, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown called Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun asking for help. The result? San Jose State Plus, online courses for academic credit.

By January 29, 2013

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Calif. law passed to halt employer snooping on social media

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown signs a privacy bill making it illegal for employers to demand employee usernames and passwords for social media accounts.

By September 27, 2012

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California governor signs Amazon sales tax bill

A new law in California, signed into law today by Gov. Jerry Brown, could set a nationwide precedent for how Amazon deals with state taxes on purchases.

By September 23, 2011

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Today is Steve Jobs Day in California

The governor of California, Jerry Brown, has declared today Steve Jobs Day, with a memorial taking place to honour Apple's co-founder.

By October 16, 2011

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California to nix cell phones for half its employees

Gov. Jerry Brown plans to cut out half of the state-issued cell phones, saying it's hard for him to understand why taxpayers should be footing so many cell phone bills.

By January 12, 2011