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12/11/2014
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If an avalanche of citizen initiatives morphs the 2016 ballot pamphlet into an encyclopedia-size volume, blame it on California’s growing legion of nonvoters. November’s record-low turnout means it will be easier than ever to qualify a voter initiative for...
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12/9/2014
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In many ways, it was a typical social media marketing campaign featuring user-generated content — only this promotion involved a brand popular with children. Earlier this year, the company behind Ring Pop, a jewel-shaped sucking candy on a plastic ring, ran a...
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12/9/2014
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A coalition of consumer and children's organizations has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Topps candy and trading card company, which is owned by Michael Eisner, for allegedly violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Rule,...
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12/5/2014
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Since a Court of Justice ruling in May, Europeans have had the right to ask Internet search engines like Google to remove links from their name to information that is inadequate, irrelevant, no longer relevant or excessive. Popularly, this has been dubbed the “...
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12/2/2014
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Last week, the California Supreme Court agreed to hear a case challenging the constitutionality of the state's cap on pain-and-suffering awards in medical malpractice lawsuits, Modern Healthcare reports. Background on Cap Under California's 1975 Medical Injury...
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11/28/2014
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Mark Daiss’ smartphone is more knowledgeable than the average device. It memorizes the Yahoo employee’s habits and where he lives and works. It can guess his next move and help him find the way to his next meeting. When he plugs in his headphones, it knows...
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11/28/2014
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"Follow the money" is the rule in politics for figuring out the real reason something not quite logical is happening.     It appears to apply as well to the overdrugging of California foster youths, based on the latest in Bay Area News Group...
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11/27/2014
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European Parliament vote sends clear message to regulators to go tough on Google Internet giant Google, already found guilty of abusing its dominant market share in online search to give its own products and services an unfair competitive advantage, has been given...
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11/25/2014
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Following an investigative report on medical errors at California hospitals, Consumer Watchdog sent a letter urging Gov. Jerry Brown (D) to audit the state's hospitals for such adverse events, FierceHealthcare reports (Budryk, FierceHealthcare, 11/24). Background...
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11/24/2014
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Scrutiny of doctors who prescribe psychotropic drugs to California foster children intensified Monday, with growing calls for regulators to consider whether financial relationships with pharmaceutical companies may be driving the excessive use of medication. Drugging...