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.
Larry Magid: Yahoo To Offer Inactive Email Addresses To Other UsersYahoo announced that it is resetting accounts that have been inactive for more than a year and making those usernames available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Judge Rules San Jose Officials' Private Texts About City Affairs Be Made PublicA judge has ruled that San Jose officials’ private text messages, emails and other electronic communications about city affairs must be made public, in a decision with statewide implications.