Two and a half million Californians had personal information put at risk in 131 electronic data breaches in 2012, and 1.4 million of them would have been protected if companies had encrypted data when moving or sending the data out of the company’s network, according to a report form the state attorney general, Kamala Harris.
The City of Los Angeles is the latest to tell ride-sharing apps SideCar, Lyft and Uber that they are operating car services without a license and must cease and desist immediately.
The California Public Utilities Commission has made a deal with Uber, that will allow the company’s black car service continue to operate while rules are finalized that specifically address mobile apps that allow users to arrange for rides with black car drivers and private citizens.
The California Public Utilities Commission, which regulates car services and ridesharing programs, will vote on December 20 on a proposal that would open a proceeding seeking to address its public safety concerns without stymieing the innovations offered by apps such as Uber, SideCar and Lyft.
SocialTimes reported yesterday that the ACLU and EFF had sued to block enforcement of parts of Prop 35, now California law, that affect registered sex offenders’ use. The court has offered a temporary restraining order in the case, putting the provisions in question on hold until the court can make a decision on their constitutionality.
The ACLU of Northern California and the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed suit in California today to block enforcement of parts of Proposition 35, a California ballot measure designed to help prevent human sex trafficking.
Last week California took the first step in cleaning up their online presence – they aggregated all of their social media feeds into one real time stream on the state’s news website. There is an RSS news feed, a Twitter feed, and a YouTube video feed for each of several specific topics like Business, Education, Government, Health & Safety, Family and Visit. The social media hub includes updates from more than 200 departments and agencies, and compiles information updates from 83 Twitter accounts, 40 YouTube channels and 100 RSS feeds from all over the state. There is a government run Flickr pool, and you can even follow Governor Schwarzenegger on Foursquare!