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21 hours ago by andriak
Tech giants are starting to line up for a David-versus-Goliath privacy fight in California • AdWeek
Marty Swant:
<p>The initiative is being headed up by a core group of three people, none of whom come from the engineering or venture-capital circles of Silicon Valley, the epicenter of the very area that would be most affected by the passage of the proposal.

Rick Arney, a financial executive and one of the organizers, said the idea started two years ago after he and fellow organizers Alastair Mactaggart and Mary Ross couldn’t get traction in the state’s legislature. (Mactaggart comes from the real estate industry, while Ross spent her career in the CIA.)  

“It is not hard to find someone on a subway train that has been a victim of identity theft,” Arney said. “And when you tell people this will help stop that, they say, ‘Where do I sign up?’”  

The act targets larger businesses, those with annual gross revenue of $50m selling personal information of more than 100,000 consumers or devices, or having at least half of its annual revenue from selling personal information.

“We’ve tried to craft something that’s really common sense. This bill is something that moves the ball forward,” Arney said. “But I’m a businessperson. We’re not here to tear down companies.”

Some of the largest tech companies in the US—and the advertising trade groups that represent them—say the proposal goes much further than existing laws in the US or Europe. 

For example, while the EU allows people to opt out of exchanging data for offers, the California proposal would ban companies from giving preferential economic treatment—discounts or other promotions—to people who willingly provide their data. Some experts say the sweeping measure would also prevent companies like Facebook from having a paid model for those who don’t want their data collected if there’s still a free version for those who don’t mind targeted ads.</p>

As you can imagine, there's a ton of lobbying against this from the big companies.
California  privacy  ballot 
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Explore the Era (Map) » Pacific Standard Time at the Getty
"Delve into the postwar Los Angeles art world in this online archive, which provides additional material related to the exhibitions on view at the Getty Center. Learn about hipsters and happenings, and the venues across the city where all the action took place through images from the archives and first-hand accounts with the artists."
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Off-grid itHouse - Houses for Rent in Pioneertown, California, United States
The Off-grid itHouse brings together raw industrial aesthetics with the tactics of green design to forge a new home in the sunbaked wilds of the California high desert.
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2 days ago by kiranmaxweber
A new public elementary school in Mountain View will be named after award-winning journalist, documenta…
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4 days ago by timlauer
About – Ocean World Online
Ocean World aquarium is privately owned and operated and has been in Crescent City since 1964. Originally Ocean World was called Under Sea Gardens and was located in the small boat basin. It was a barge that was built in Seattle as an aquarium and floated down to Crescent City and rested in the harbor. Visitors would descend below the surface of the water to observation windows to view the sea life.
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5 days ago by ahasteve
Tech hiring hot in Santa Cruz, here’s who’s hiring
Job seekers line up to speak to recruiters at Amazon, Joby Aviation and Looker at Wednesday’s Santa Cruz New Tech MeetUp at the Cocoanut Grove in Santa Cruz. (Jondi Gumz -- Santa Cruz Sentinel)
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5 days ago by ahasteve
Northcoast Marine Mammal Center | Rescue, Rehabilitate, Release and Educate
The Northcoast Marine Mammal Center rescues and rehabilitates sick and injured marine mammals so they can be released back into the wild. Our mission is to educate the public about the impact humans have on marine mammals and the importance of preserving the oceans where they live.
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