California Bans Anonymous Bots

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed two modern privacy laws, including a first in the nation law governing the security of the Internet of Things. SB327 sets baseline security standards for IoT devices. EPIC recently submitted comments to the Consumer Product Safety Commission recommending similar…

Victory! New California Law Requires Police Policy Transparency

The people of California will now have more insight into how their local law enforcement agencies operate. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed S.B. 978, which requires local police departments to publish their “training, policies, practices, and operating procedures” on their websites starting in January 2020….

Victory! Gov. Brown Expands Access to the Internet for Youth in Juvenile Detention and Foster Care

California Gov. Jerry Brown has a signed a bill into law that opens up the Internet for youth in state care. With A.B. 2448, California now requires that all youth in juvenile hall be granted access to the Internet for educational purposes. Meanwhile youth in…

More Bay Area Jurisdictions Adopt Civilian Control of Police Spy Tech

This week, two California jurisdictions joined the growing movement to subject government surveillance technology to democratic transparency and civilian control. Each culminated a local process spearheaded by concerned residents who campaigned for years. First, on Monday, the City of Palo Alto voted 8-1 to adopt…

Court: California Donor Disclosure Requirement Doesn’t Violate First Amendment

A federal appeals court has ruled that a California law requiring nonprofit organizations to provide the state with an annual list of donors and donations does not violate the First Amendment. The Ninth Circuit concluded that the law does not significantly burden the free speech…

Beyond Security Announces Hack2Win eXtreme at the beVX Conference in Hong Kong

Winner can collect up to $500, 000 USD in prizes SAN JOSE , CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, September 4, 2018 /⁨EINPresswire.com⁩/ — Beyond Security, a leading provider for automated security testing solutions including vulnerability management … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Beyond Security Announces Hack2Win eXtreme at…

California Bill Is a Win for Access to Scientific Research

In Passing A.B. 2192, California Leads the Country in Open Access The California legislature just scored a huge win in the fight for open access to scientific research. Now it’s up to Governor Jerry Brown to sign it. Under A.B. 2192—which passed both houses unanimously—all…

Human evolution: Artificial intelligence offers new clues to where (or what) we came from

… California have begun training an artificial intelligence to identify the defining aspects … machine learning to teach an artificial intelligence to identify and classify fossilised … through evolutionary time.” Camera IconArtificial intelligence has given us much to … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Human evolution:…

California Assembly Acquiesces In Secret Police Surveillance

For the second year in a row, the California State Assembly’s Appropriations Committee has effectively killed a bill that was poised to ensure transparency, community oversight, and civil liberties regarding proliferating police surveillance technology. S.B. 1186 was approved by the California Senate, as well as by two Assembly policy…

EFF & Privacy Coalition Oppose Efforts to Undo New California Data Privacy Law

California enacted a data privacy law less than two months ago, and business groups already are urging the legislature to gut some of its most important protections. EFF and our privacy allies are fighting back. On June 28, California enacted the Consumer Privacy Act (S.B….