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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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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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Dell hops on the bitcoin bandwagon

Looking to buy a new Dell laptop? You can now purchase one from Dell's website using bitcoin.

By July 18, 2014

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California governor signs bill legalizing Bitcoin, other digital currencies

A new law reverses prohibition against use of anything but US currency for commerce.

By June 29, 2014

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California Senate approves smartphone ‘kill-switch’ bill

After failing in the state Senate two weeks ago, a bill requiring that device makers include antitheft software on phones sold in the state passes muster.

By May 8, 2014

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Alleged 'revenge porn' Web site operator arrested in California

The man allegedly created a site where sexually explicit photographs of individuals were posted without their approval and then allegedly extorted money from victims for removal of images.

By December 11, 2013

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Post 'revenge porn' in California and you may go to jail

A new law in California could impose jail time and a hefty fine on people who seek revenge on their exes by posting pornographic pictures.

By October 2, 2013

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California gives teens an 'eraser button' to hide online skeletons

Sites and apps targeting minors will have to delete content on request, but the new law has limitations.

By September 23, 2013

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Securities regulators balk at employee social-media privacy

Despite state laws, Wall Street still wants to spy on employee Twitter and Facebook accounts.

By April 22, 2013