Backed by many tech firms and the ACLU, the privacy law hits the books but doesn't apply to federal law enforcement authorities.
Civil liberties advocates welcome the change, but say the public will remain largely unaware if their information has been caught up in criminal investigations.
Should the social network be able to contest a search warrant on behalf of its users? That issue is now being debated in court.
A UN tribunal has ruled the WikiLeaks founder should be allowed to walk free, but the UK government says he will still be arrested should he leave the Ecuadorian embassy.
The WikiLeaks founder must still decide whether to walk out of his London refuge and into the hands of the police.
Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes a bill that would have required law enforcement to obtain a warrant before using surveillance drones.
The bill, which is now on the governor's desk, pits privacy advocates against law enforcement interests in managing the emerging technology.
The Xbox One Elite Controller boasts some premium features, but are they cool enough to warrant the $150 (£120 in UK, AU$200 in Australia) price? Staff at our sister site, GameSpot, share their gut feelings.
Social network was under a gag order until recently to disclose "by far the largest" search warrant request it's ever received.
The two are the latest to publicly support Microsoft in its protest of a search warrant for customer emails stored abroad.