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Politico – Giving Californians an out on AI

By Blake Jones, POLITICO https://www.politico.com/newsletters/california-playbook-pm/2023/11/27/giving-californians-an-out-on-ai-00128791 With help from Alfred Ng TUNE IN, OPT OUT: Artificial intelligence can help decide whether you get a job, bank loan or housing — but such uses of the technology could soon be limited in California. Regulations proposed today would allow Californians to opt out...

The Press-Enterprise – LA City Hall scandals never go away

By The Editorial Board, PRESS-ENTERPRISE https://www.pressenterprise.com/2023/11/16/la-city-hall-scandals-never-go-away/ There are new developments in some of the Los Angeles City Hall scandals, which continue to multiply like rabbits. Last Wednesday, the City Council agreed to pay $1.8 million to an LAPD officer who sued...

Repairer Driven News – Waymo & Cruise approved for San Francisco 24-hour operation of robotaxis

By lurch Lowery, REPAIRER DRIVEN NEWS https://www.repairerdrivennews.com/2023/08/16/waymo-cruise-approved-for-san-francisco-24-hour-operation-of-robotaxis/ Following millions of miles driven on public roads and billions in driving courses and simulations, rival robotaxi companies Waymo and Cruise have been given approval to operate in San Francisco at all hours. Amid safety concerns,...

KFBK-AM (Radio) – Sacramento, CA: CPUC Approved Driverless Expansion Despite Heavy Opposition

By Staff Reporters, KFBK – Los Angeles, CA Click below to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast segment.

BBC – Robotaxi expansion gets green light in San Francisco

BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/business-66478070 Two "robotaxi" firms have been given the green light to start charging for service throughout San Francisco. The move marks a major expansion for the companies, which previously faced limits on when or where they could charge for...

Fox KTVU – Calls mount for California to hit brakes on driverless vehicles

By Freddy Brewster, FOX KTVU https://www.ktvu.com/news/calls-mount-for-california-to-hit-brakes-on-driverless-vehicles SAN FRANCISCO - The California Public Utilities Commission is set to decide the fate of driverless vehicles and the future of taxi riding in San Francisco at its next meeting on Thursday Consumer advocacy groups are urging the...

Sacramento Bee – Your car is recording your every move. A California agency wants to investigate.

By Andrew Sheeler, SACRAMENTO BEE https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article277828718.html CALIFORNIA PRIVACY AGENCY TO INVESTIGATE VEHICLE DATA MINING Modern cars do more than get you from Point A to Point B. With sophisticated, internet-enabled onboard computers, they provide vehicle manufacturers with a truckload (pun intended)...

Reuters – California agency probes automakers’ data privacy practices

By David Shepardson, REUTERS https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/california-agency-probes-automakers-data-privacy-practices-2023-07-31/ WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) - A California state agency on Monday said it is reviewing the privacy practices of automakers and vehicle technology companies amid concerns about the growing volume of data collected by cars. The...

The Hill – California privacy regulator reviewing data collected by smart vehicles

By Miranda Nazzaro, THE HILL https://thehill.com/policy/technology/4129237-california-privacy-regulator-reviewing-data-collected-by-smart-vehicles/ California’s privacy regulator said Monday it will be reviewing the data privacy practices of connected car manufacturers.   Connected cars offer drivers smart features including web-based entertainment, location sharing, cameras and smartphone integration. In its announcement...

Bloomberg Law – California’s Work on AI Laws Stalls Amid Fiscal, Tech Concerns

By Titus Wu, BLOOMBERG LAW https://news.bloomberglaw.com/artificial-intelligence/californias-work-on-ai-laws-stalls-amid-fiscal-tech-concerns California lawmakers have encountered roadblocks this year in their efforts to put guardrails around artificial intelligence and automation, thanks to a combination of a poor fiscal climate and pushback from business interests.  The Golden State,...
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Californians Now Have More Power Over Their Data
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KPIX CBS TV-5 San Francisco, CA: Your Car's Computer Could Be Tracking And Reporting Your Every Move
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California Votes YES on Privacy- Prop 24
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Rage For Justice Report Podcast- Prop 24 For Your Privacy
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Consumer Watchdog Hacks Tesla
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FOX KSWB: New Internet-Connected Cars Could Get Hacked
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ABC: Kill Switch Report Highlights Widespread Hacking Vulnerability of Connected Cars
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KTTV FOX: Consumer Watchdog Report Warns That Hackers Can Take Over Your Car
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SPECNEWS1: Watchdog Warns Cars With Internet Connection Vulnerable to Hacking
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KBCW: Connected Cars Pose Risk to Driver Safety Due to Hacking Vulnerability
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ABC KGO: Whistleblower Engineers Warn Connected Cars Need A Kill Switch to Stop Hacking
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KCAL: Alarming Watchdog Report Shows Connected Cars Are Vulnerable to Hacking
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ABC KGTV: Report Says Internet-Linked Cars Are Vulnerable To Hackers
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KTTV Fox 11: Consumer Watchdog Report Shows How Vulnerable Connected Cars Are To Dangerous Hacking
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NBC: Watchdog Report Show Connected Cars Lack of Cybersecurity Put Drivers at Risk
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CBS KGPE: Connected Cars Pose A Cybersecurity Risk
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Fox WDAF: High-Tech Cars Put Drivers At Risk Of Hacking Interference
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ABC WXYZ: Connected Cars Can Be Hacked Says Kill Switch Report
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KTTV GDLA: US Senators Write NHTSA About Connected Car Concerns
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FOX KPTV: Kill Switch Report Details Cybersecurity Issues With Internet Connected Cars
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CBS LA: Kill Switch Study Finds Connected Cars Are Vulnerable to Hacking
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FOX KTTV: Consumer Watchdog on Privacy Issues, Hacking Risks With Internet-Connected Toys
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CBS Evening News With Norah O'Donnell: Jamie Court Explains the Value of CA's Consumer Privacy Act
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WAFF TV-48 Alabama: Watchdog Report Highlights Car-Hacking Risks
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ABC KFSN: Internet-Connected Vehicles At Risk Of Being Hacked Says New Watchdog Report
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KPIX CBS: Connected Cars Need A Kill Switch To Stop Dangerous Hacking
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KCAL: Kill Switch Report Warns of Hacking Risk For Connected Cars
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KTLA: Consumer Watchdog Report Warns of Hacking Risk For Internet Connected Cars
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CBS This Morning: "Movie Pass Engages in Deceptive Data Mining" Says Consumer Watchdog
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California Passes Strictest Privacy Law in Nation - Rising Up w/Sonali
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Consumer Watchdog Exposes
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How Google backs Backpage Sex-Trafficking, Press Conference Pt. 1
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How Google backs Backpage Sex-Trafficking, Press Conference Pt. 3
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Amazon Prime? Or Amazon Slime?
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KMAX CBS Sacramento: Amazon shows deceptive prices to trick consumers, says Consumer Watchdog
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KABC Los Angeles: Anti-Child Sex Trafficking Groups Call Out Google's Backing of Backpage
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KPIX-CBS, San Francisco: DMV Investigates Uber After Consumer Watchdog report
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KFMB CBS 8, San Diego: Amazon Prime Day Deals? Consumer Watchdog Says Beware
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Asking about I AM JANE DOE at Google Shareholder Meeting
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KNBC Los Angeles: Liza Tucker weighs in on regulators' failure to test camp for toxic waste
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KNBC Los Angeles: Consumer Watchdog shows how Google helped fund defense of Backpage
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KIRO CBS 7, Seattle, WA: Consumer Watchdog: Amazon Uses Fake "List Prices" to Trick Consumers
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"I Am Jane Doe" introduction
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WZZM ABC, Grand Rapids, MI: New Bill Would Put Driverless Cars In Legal Limbo Says Consumer Watchdog
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KABC 7, Los Angeles, CA: Watch Out For Amazon's Price Deception, Says Consumer Watchdog
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How Google backs Backpage Sex-Trafficking, Press Conference Pt. 2
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How Google backs Backpage Sex-Trafficking, Press Conference Pt. 4
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KPIX CBS TV 5: Consumer Watchdog Pressures SF Mayor Ed Lee to Monitor Uber, due to Privacy Concerns
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KGO ABC TV-7 San Francisco, CA: Uber Moves Robot Car Testing To Arizona To Avoid Reporting Crashes
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