Judge OKs Sony Settlement In Class-Action Lawsuit Over Massive 2014 Data BreachA judge has approved a settlement in a class-action lawsuit against Sony Pictures Entertainment brought by employees whose private information was stolen in a massive data breach.
Clinton Emails Show State Department's Close Relationship With GoogleThe latest release of emails sent to and from Hillary Clinton's private email server reveals a close relationship between Google and the State Department.
California Assembly OKs Bill Requiring Warrants For Electronic SearchesA bill that would require law enforcement agencies in California to obtain search warrants before they could access private emails, text messages and other electronic communications narrowly won bipartisan approval from the state Assembly on Tuesday.
Emails Show Egg Industry Trying To Take Down San Francisco-Based Just MayoEmails from the American Egg Board revealed plans to stop its so-called “major threat,” San Francisco-based Hampton Creek. The food startup makes Just Mayo, an eggless mayonnaise alternative.
WikiLeaks Creates Online Archive Of Hacked Sony DocumentsWhistleblower site WikiLeaks on Thursday put hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from last year's crippling cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment into a searchable online archive.
Gov. Brown Releases Emails From Personal Account In Wake Of Hillary Clinton ControversyGov. Jerry Brown has taken the unusual step of releasing his personal e-mails, releasing 113 pages sent from his personal account to his staff.
PG&E Ordered To Turn Over 65,000 Emails To City Of San Bruno By End Of JanuaryThe city claims that several sets of previously released emails show a “cozy and improper” relationship between PG&E and the CPUC.
PG&E Fined $1.05 Million Over Backroom Negotiations; Utility To Appeal DecisionThe decision stems from the disclosure of several private emails earlier this year between a PG&E executive and CPUC officials in a case over utility rates.
PG&E Wants To Raise Gas Rates By $1 Billion Over 3 YearsPG&E has asked the California Public Utilities Commission to allow it to raise natural gas rates by $1 billion over three years, but a ratepayer’s advocacy group is trying to prevent them from doing so.
CPUC President Peevey Won't Seek Reappointment At End Of Term Amid Flap Over Inappropriate PG&E EmailsCalifornia Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey announced Thursday that he will not seek reappointment to a new term amid criticism over inappropriate email exchanges between CPUC and PG&E over regulatory proceedings.
2nd Batch Of Private PG&E Emails Released That CPUC Says Violated RulesPG&E released a second batch of private emails between its staff and the California Public Utilities Commission Monday and said it believes both sets of messages violated commission rules.
ConsumerWatch: Recycled Email Accounts Posing Privacy ProblemYahoo is giving away email addresses that have gone unused for at least 12 months. This poses security problems when sensitive information intended for the original user is sent to the addresses.