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7/2/2014
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There's pressure on California's health insurance exchange to go public with board members' communications. But the board is using a technicality to deny the request. The group Consumer Watchdog is still trying force Covered California to...
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7/2/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

SACRAMENTO — A turf war over health insurance regulation broke out in the Legislature on Wednesday, pitting the state's new health insurance-purchasing exchange against Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and other supporters of a November ballot initiative....
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7/2/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Kicking off a major ballot fight this year, California lawmakers pressed the state's insurance commissioner to defend a proposal that would grant his agency sweeping new authority over health insurance rates. At a legislative hearing Wednesday, backers and...
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7/2/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Californians paid a quarter of a billion dollars in health insurance premiums during a 15-month period ended last year that were deemed excessive by state regulators, a consumer group said Wednesday. Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog,...
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7/2/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

California’s health insurance exchange, the agency responsible for administering the federal health care law, does not provide official email addresses to members of its governing board. So it became an issue last month when a consumer group requested from the...
News Story
7/1/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Driverless cars are on the road now - Google's fleet has logged about 700,000 miles of autonomous driving - and the California DMV will be issuing regulations in a matter of weeks allowing self-driving cars to be sold to the public, possibly setting the regulatory...
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7/1/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

As you may know, it has come to light that Facebook ran an experiment with nearly 700,000 users in 2012, showing how it could manipulate emotions by showing users more positive or negative content in their News Feeds. As some have pointed out, Facebook’s terms...
News Story
6/30/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Google’s appeal that it did nothing wrong when it used Street View cars to tap into unsecured Wi-Fi networks. Apparently Google’s vehicles collected data being transmitted over wireless networks as they mapped...
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6/30/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

Facebook just got another black eye, but as usual, it doesn't care. In fact, like the scrappy neighborhood kid who's always looking for trouble, Facebook may be kind of proud of it. After all, this time, it got an esteemed academic journal to join in its...
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6/30/2014
Posted by Mark Reback

California Secretary of State Debra Bowen last week announced six initiatives have qualified for the November ballot -- two of them health-related. The deadline for ballot qualification was June 26. Proponents of two other health-related measures had hoped to make the...