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Crash Blamed On Zombies, Driver Was Hallucinating Crash Blamed On Zombies, Driver Was Hallucinating

What’s the first thing we usually blame a crash on? Perhaps the driver was under the influence, or maybe even texting. In one case, however, the cause was a little more terrifying, at least for the driver. CNN reports that …

Mapping While Driving Ruled Illegal in California Mapping While Driving Ruled Illegal in California

Thanks to a recent court ruling by a California appellate court, it doesn’t matter that you were only checking your smartphone to update Google Maps. That’s because the law, as it currently reads, bans any sort of hands-on use of …

This Unsuccessful Burglar Is the Best at Being the Worst This Unsuccessful Burglar Is the Best at Being the Worst

In Redding, California, there is currently a 5′ 11”, 350-pound man still at large who may have just committed one of funniest attempted burglaries in the history of convenient store burglaries. Lucky for us, there’s surveillance footage. [Redding.com via reddit]

Sinkhole Swallows Pond in California Sinkhole Swallows Pond in California
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A Newcastle, California man woke up Sunday morning and found his pond missing. The man, Mark Korb, told the Sacramento-area NBC affiliate KCRA that his man-made pond was drained by a sinkhole. As if pulling the plug on a giant …

Visine Poisoning Lands California Man in Jail Visine Poisoning Lands California Man in Jail

ABC News is reporting that a California man is now in jail after attempting to poison his girlfriend with Visine eye drops. The man allegedly put eye drops into the woman’s drink in order to make her sick. According to …

Facebook Throws Its Weight Behind LGBT Tax Equity Legislation in California Facebook Throws Its Weight Behind LGBT Tax Equity Legislation in California
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Facebook is throwing its weight behind a proposed California law that would provide tax equity for the state’s LGBT couples. AB 362, proposed by Democratic Assemblymember Philip Ting (San Francisco), would provide tax relief for employees who receive reimbursement from …

Amazon Will Soon Open A New California Fulfillment Center Amazon Will Soon Open A New California Fulfillment Center

Amazon has announced plans to open a new fulfillment center in Tacy, California, which the company says will create hundreds of full-time jobs at the million-square-foot site. This will be the company’s third fulfillment center in the state. Amazon opened …

Sex Offenders Win Right To Online Anonymity Sex Offenders Win Right To Online Anonymity
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A federal judge has blocked a California bill that would take away sex offenders’ ability to anonymously use email, social media, instant messaging and various other web sites and services. The bill, Proposition 35, was deemed by Judge Thelton Henderson, …

Delta Sued Over Noncompliance with California Privacy Law Delta Sued Over Noncompliance with California Privacy Law

The state of California has filed the first lawsuit as a result of their new app privacy initiative, and the target is Delta airlines. Attorney General Kamala Harris announced the civil suit, claiming that the app fails to have a …

California Warns App Makers Ignoring New Privacy Law California Warns App Makers Ignoring New Privacy Law

The state of California is getting tough with “scores” of app developers by shipping out non-compliance notifications to many companies that are reportedly in violation of state privacy law. Back in February, the Attorney General’s office announced a new initiative …

Google Accused Of Violating Your Privacy Again Google Accused Of Violating Your Privacy Again
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Google violates your privacy in all kinds of awful ways, or at least that’s what the online privacy proponents would have you believe. The last major privacy hurdle Google had to jump involved the company’s Street View service. Some investigations …

Two Password Protection Bills Signed in California Two Password Protection Bills Signed in California

A few months ago, multiple reports surfaced of employers abusing their power to extract social media passwords from current of prospective employees – and the topic gained a lot of traction around the country. Bills were introduced in state legislatures …

Gov. Jerry Brown Signs California Driverless Car Law at Google HQ Gov. Jerry Brown Signs California Driverless Car Law at Google HQ
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Today, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate bill 1298 into law at Google HQ in Mountain View. He was joined by Google’s Sergey Brin and bill sponsor Alex Padilla. The bill forces California to adopt rules and regulations for the …

California Driverless Car Bill to Be Signed into Law at Google HQ California Driverless Car Bill to Be Signed into Law at Google HQ

UPDATE: It’s been signed. Late last month, California’s SB 1298 landed on the Governor’s desk after being passed in both the Senate and the Assembly (37-0, 74-2, respectively). And today, Gov. Jerry Brown plans to sign the bill into law …

Self-Driving Cars Clear Another Hurdle in California Self-Driving Cars Clear Another Hurdle in California
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In March, a California State Senator introduced legislation that aimed to force the Department of the California Highway Patrol to adopt safety standards and requirements for autonomous vehicles, aka self-driving cars. And now, that bill has been passed an sent …

California To Tackle Privacy Crimes With New DOJ Unit California To Tackle Privacy Crimes With New DOJ Unit

The state of California is going after those who would attempt to violate your online privacy. Attorney General Kamala Harris just announced the formation of a new task force inside the state’s Department of Justice called the Privacy Enforcement and …

50,000 Bees in Home: Photojournalist Finds Enormous Hive in His House 50,000 Bees in Home: Photojournalist Finds Enormous Hive in His House
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Finding 50,000 bees in your home sounds like something straight out of poorly-scripted nightmare, though apparently such an incident took place inside photojournalist Larry Chen’s California house not too long ago. Since Chen spends quite a bit of his time …

Facebook Follows Suit, Commits To California User Privacy Initiative Facebook Follows Suit, Commits To California User Privacy Initiative
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Facebook has become the seventh company to sign California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ Joint Statement of Principles, which means that Facebook is on board to officially require app developers to “conspicuously” display privacy policies in apps used by Facebook users. …

California Wolverine Photo Snapped by Hiker California Wolverine Photo Snapped by Hiker
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California wolverine: The headline opens itself to all sorts of geeky X-Men jokes, though I’ll do my best to refrain from such inherent silliness, as it’s simply too easy to abuse in this instance. Besides, the actual story is far …

Google Driverless Car Bill Cruises Through the California Senate Google Driverless Car Bill Cruises Through the California Senate
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It seems that Google is continuing to impress lawmakers with its autonomous vehicle technology. The California Senate has unanimously passed (37-0) a bill regulating autonomous vehicles on the state’s roads. The bill will now head to the California State Assembly, …

Mark Zuckerberg Might Not Need To Worry About A Prenup Mark Zuckerberg Might Not Need To Worry About A Prenup
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After last Friday’s debut of the Facebook IPO, Mark Zuckerberg went and got married on Saturday. Now Zuckerberg and his longtime girlfriend, Priscilla Chan, are presumably living in marital bliss. Donald Trump, perhaps being able to see the future, advised …