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Opinion: The same PUC that wanted to tax texts wants to control the Internet

Text, Skype, or WhatsApp your friends: New state legislation, Assembly Bill 1366, will preserve and extend California’s successful internet policy and deserves broad support. The story begins in 2012, when Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1161 into law. The law prevented the California Public Utilities Commission from regulating certain Internet services associated with smartphones, […]

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How Nest, designed to keep intruders out of people’s homes, effectively allowed hackers to get in

Tara Thomas thought her daughter was just having nightmares. “There’s a monster in my room,” the almost-3-year-old would say, sometimes pointing to the green light on the Nest Cam installed on the wall above her bed. Then Thomas realized her daughter’s nightmares were real. In August, she walked into the room and heard pornography playing […]

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Twitter’s Q1 revenue, profit beat estimates

Twitter topped first-quarter sales projections and reported strong user growth, bolstered by changes to its social-media service that are drawing a wider audience of consumers and advertisers. The company’s shares surged. The San Francisco-based company reported $787 million in revenue, an 18 percent increase from the year-earlier period. Analysts, on average, estimated $775 million, according […]