ConsumerWatch: Laws To Protect Kids From Spy Toys
From dolls that talk to Teddy Bears that send messages, Internet-connected products pick up a lot of personal information. California could become the first state to require so-called smart devices to come with additional security and privacy protection. Julie Watts reports. (4-20-17)

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UC Berkeley Claims Free Speech Week Security May Cost $1 MillionWith "Free Speech Week" just three days away, UC Berkeley is sparing no expense for security and, as Christin Ayers reports, that price tag may well hit 7 figures. (9-21-17)
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California Game Wardens Arrest 4 For Poaching AbaloneThe California Department of Fish and Wildlife said Thursday that the four were arrested in their homes after a five-month investigation. (9-21-17)
49ers Locker Room Reaction Following 41-39 Loss Against The RamsThe 49ers offense racked up 421 total yards of offense, but it wasn't enough to beat Novato's Jared Goff and the Rams. WR Victor Bolden, S Jimmie Ward, WR Pierre Garcon, LB NaVorro Bowman, RB Carlos Hyde and K Robbie Gould spoke in the locker room after the game (9-21-17)
Millions in Puerto Rico Left Without Electricity in Maria's WakeThe entire island of Puerto Rico was left without power after Hurricane Maria knocked out its already weakened electrical grid. Betty Yu reports. (9-21-17)
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Family & Parenting

Central Valley Family Carries Hundreds of Eclipse Glasses on Trek to OregonA California dad driving his family to Oregon for the Great American Eclipse has more than enough eclipse glasses to go around. Wanna buy one? Ken Bastida reports. (8-20-17)
Reports Of Fidget Spinners Catching FireThis year’s hottest toy may be a little too hot. Consumerwatch reporter Julie Watts reports on cases of fidget spinners catching fire.
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Consumer News

Card Controls Let You Control Credit Card Security With Your CellphoneA Bay Area company says the key to keeping hackers away from your credit card information may be your cellphone. Kiet Do reports. (9/20/17)
Car Dealers See Big Benefits From Hiring More SaleswomenThe largest car dealership group in the country is working on hiring more women realizing that, if they don't, they'll lose profits. Maria Medina reports. (9-15-17)
CA Lawmaker, ASPCA Team Up To Stop Practice Of Pet LeasingThe ASPCA and California Assemblywoman Anna Caballero have introduced a bill that would make all pet leasing contracts null and void. Consumerwatch reporter tells us more.

Gov't, Politics & Law

Facebook To Give Government More Data On Russian Meddling In U.S. ElectionSaying he did not want anyone to use Facebook “to undermine democracy,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday announced his company would turn over 3,000 controversial ads purchased by Russians to Congressional investigators. Melissa Caen reports. (9-21-17)
California Governor Considers A Bill Aimed At Ending Puppy MillsA bill on California Gov. Jerry Brown's desk would make all cats, dogs, and rabbits at pet stores rescue-only. Juliette Goodrich reports. (9/19/17)
California Governor Considers A Bill Aimed At Ending Puppy MillsA bill on California Gov. Jerry Brown's desk would make all cats, dogs, and rabbits at pet stores rescue-only. Juliette Goodrich reports. (9/19/17)

Internet

Google Hit By Discrimination LawsuitA new lawsuit accuses Google of discriminating against female employees with lower pay and fewer opportunities to move up the ranks. Devin Fehely reports. (9-14-17)
Concord Is Competing To Be Amazon's Second HeadquartersThe city of Concord announced it is competing for Amazon's second headquarters. John Ramos reports. (9/12/17)
Man's DIY Kludge Spreads Internet Access Across Coastal Marin VillageBrandt Kuykendall moved to Dillon Beach, in Marin County, to get away from it all. Then his daughter said she needed Internet access for school. Now Brandt is a one-man ISP. John Ramos reports. (9-7-17)

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