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Opinion: Self-Driving Car Bill Needs Amending For Safety

Opinion: Self-Driving Car Bill Needs Amending For Safety

Op-ED by John M. Simpson of Consumer Watchdog, THE DETROIT NEWS

August 12, 2018

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2018/08/12/self-driving-car-b…

In the future, experimental autonomous vehicle technology may help to curb preventable crash deaths and injuries. But, right now, robot cars are nowhere near ready for prime time.

$5 Billion European Fine That Irks Trump Isn't So Massive For Google

$5 Billion European Fine That Irks Trump Isn't So Massive For Google

By James Langford, WASHINGTON EXAMINER

July 19, 2018

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/business/5-billion-european-fine-tha…

he $5.1 billion that the European Commission fined Google parent Alphabet for anticompetitive practices like coercing Android phone makers to install the company's apps sounds massive.

Google Hit With £3.8 Billion Fine By EU For Abusing Control Of Android OS

Google Hit With £3.8 Billion Fine By EU For Abusing Control Of Android OS

By Alexander J. Martin, SKY NEWS

July 18, 2018

https://news.sky.com/story/google-slammed-with-38bn-fine-by-eu-for-abus…

Google has been fined €4.34bn (£3.8bn) by the EU for abusing its control of the Android operating system by forcing vendors to pre-install its apps.

Friend or Foe? EU Risks Trump Twitter Storm With Google Fine

Friend or Foe? EU Risks Trump Twitter Storm With Google Fine

By Aoife White and Stephanie Bodoni, BLOOMBERG

July 18, 2018

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-18/friend-or-foe-eu-ris…

U.S. President Donald Trump’s European Union “foes” are at it again -- attacking one of America’s biggest technology companies with a second painful antitrust decision.

US Lawmakers Eye Apple, Alphabet Data Privacy Practices

US Lawmakers Eye Apple, Alphabet Data Privacy Practices

By Richard Adhikari, E-COMMERCE TIMES

July 11, 2018

https://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85437.html

The United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce has written Alphabet CEO Larry Page and Apple CEO Tim Cook demanding information on their companies' practices with regard to third-party access, audio and location data collection.

California Lawmakers Pass Bill Stopping Companies Like Facebook From Selling User Data Without Consent

California Lawmakers Pass Bill Stopping Companies Like Facebook From Selling User Data Without Consent

By Dell Cameron, GIZMODO

June 28, 2018

https://gizmodo.com/california-lawmakers-pass-bill-stopping-companies-l…

The California legislature just passed one of the most robust data privacy bills in the United States.

Privacy In California: Ballot Measure Qualifies, Bill Advances

Privacy In California: Ballot Measure Qualifies, Bill Advances

By Levi Sumagaysay, SILICON BEAT - MERCURY NEWS

June 26, 2018

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/06/26/privacy-in-california-ballot-mea…

The day after the California Consumer Privacy Act qualified for the November ballot, a newly introduced bill with similar goals — and a strict deadline — passed a state committee.

California Lawmakers Move Closer To Regional Electric Grid

California Lawmakers Debate Creating Regional Electric Grid

By Jonathan Cooper, ASSOCIATED PRESS

June 20, 2018

https://apnews.com/f61b61e81dd845919e9ee75aa880bb59

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A contentious proposal to link oversight of California’s electric grid with other states in the U.S. West narrowly cleared a legislative hurdle Tuesday, keeping alive a proposal that has divided environmentalists over the best way to expand renewable energy.

California’s Controversial Energy-Grid Bill Advances

California’s Controversial Energy-Grid Bill Advances

By Martin Macias, Jr., COURTHOUSE NEWS SERVICE

June 19, 2018

https://www.courthousenews.com/californias-controversial-energy-grid-bi…

LOS ANGELES (CN) – In an effort to transform California’s relationship to energy markets in the western region of the country, lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a bill that would merge California into a regional energy market.