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Major online privacy bill becomes law after whirlwind week

A far-reaching online privacy bill that got next-to-no vetting or legislative debate was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown last Thursday – the product of a quickly hammered-out agreement among state legislators, privacy advocates, tech firms and a real estate

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Can ‘Big Data’ figure out how to reduce CA gridlock?

The use of “Big Data” has transformed strategizing in baseball, given rise to microtargeting of individual voters in presidential campaigns and turned browsing the Internet into an unsettling experience in which users see advertisers guess what they might want to

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Silicon Valley fears backlash over U.S. firms’ NSA ties

Sunday’s New York Times/ProPublica blockbuster report about AT&T providing U.S. national security agencies with access to hundreds of billions of emails and other Internet communications is a nightmare for the Dallas-based multinational firm, which is sure to face new obstacles

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Comparing CalPERS and CalSTRS with AT&T retirement

Following yesterday’s CalWatchdog.com story, “State pensions improve, but members living longer,” it would be useful to compare California’s two large state retirement funds with a roughly equivalent private one, AT&T. Most private companies have switched to “defined contribution” pension plans, in

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Lawmakers text while discussing lack of broadband for poor 6

March 12, 2013 By Katy Grimes Click-click-click went lawmakers’ smart phones as they texted Monday while seeming to listen to four hours of hearings on expanding broadband Internet services to poor people. At the same hearing, representatives from AT&T, Verizon, and

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Bill would protect cell phone privacy 0

July 13, 2012 By Joseph Perkins Is one of every 186 cell phone users a criminal suspect? One might think so in the wake of the revelation this week, in a congressional report,  that law enforcement requested data last year

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