Argo AI has secured the Drivered Autonomous Vehicle Passenger Service Pilot program which allows companies to operate a ride-hailing service using autonomous vehicles while adhering to specific rules.
In a first, the California DMV approved Nuro to operate its autonomous delivery services in the streets of California. Nuro plans to kickstart its service in two counties with a fleet of Priuses soon.
People in California have voted in favour of Proposition 22 which means app-based drivers will still be considered contractors but Uber, Lyft and others will have to make some concessions.
Several organisations and individuals have announced Global Privacy Control. It's hoped GPC will become an open standard that lets people enforce their rights under privacy laws like CCPA and GDPR.
Apple has allocated $400 million that will go towards various housing initiatives to ease the housing crisis in California. Tech firms in the area have attracted people, pushing up housing costs.
Tesla has asked California employees to return to work in defiance of county orders. The automaker has sued the local county for alleged violation of the constitution by defying the governor's orders.
Tesla's Fremont plant, which was closed in mid-March due to the coronavirus lockdowns, is the only automaker in California. Musk is threatening to pull the firm's operations out of the state.
The plant has been closed since mid-March after lockdowns were put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus. However, the company is planning to resume operations at the factory on Friday.
Alphabet's Verily is helping fight the Coronavirus by setting up testing sites in California. It has also created an online tool to help people figure out if they have the disease.
Mozilla has announced Firefox users will benefit from the CCPA protections, no matter where they are in the world. The firm also said users can delete telemetry data in an update due January 7.
Launching November in Irvine, California, Hyundai is entering the self-driving market in a first of its kind for the company offering public rides free to all users during a pilot scheme.
Social media goliath Facebook announced today a commitment of $1 billion to tackle the affordable housing crisis in the State of California. The investment will be injected over the span of a decade.
The California State Assembly is one step closer to passing a new bill which will make it legally obligatory for companies in the gig economy to recognize their workers as employees.
Huawei's research and development arm, Futurewei, has sandboxed itself from Huawei in a bid to mitigate the damaging effects of the U.S. government's actions against the Chinese phone maker.
Several technology companies have backed a new amendment to California's upcoming privacy laws. The amendment extends protections for end users; it was largely backed by privacy-first firms.
Amazon has announced plans to create 1,000 full-time jobs picking, packing, and shipping items at a new fulfillment center in Beaumont, California. Workers will earn at least $15/hr and get benefits.
California has reinstated the net-neutrality regulations that were recently scrapped by the Ajit Pai-led FCC. In retaliation to this state-level legislation, the Trump administration is suing.
The Santa Clara County fire department had to pay Verizon twice its regular subscription fee in order to stop them from throttling its supposedly "unlimited" data in the middle of a wildfire response.
A California judge has ruled that Facebook must face a class-action lawsuit accusing the company of illicitly using facial recognition technology without the explicit consent of its users.
Samsung Electronics America and Verizon have plans to bring 5G Fixed Wireless Access to Sacramento in the latter half of the year in a commercial launch. It was announced after trials last year.
Three ex-employees of Tesla have filed a suit against the company alleging they were the target of racism while at the company's Fremont factory. It's the second such case this year for Tesla.
A list of approved testers of autonomous vehicles on the website for California's DMV was updated on April 14th, showing that Apple now holds a permit to test autonomous vehicles in the state.
Google could find itself in hot water for its internal confidentiality policies that all of its employees are required to sign, as it encourages violations of Californian labor laws and spying.
A woman from California has won $10,000 in a lawsuit against Microsoft over a forced Windows 10 upgrade. The upgrade was allegedly not authorized and thus failed, causing other problems.
Ford and Google are believed to be forming a partnership around self-driving vehicles. The announcement is expected to be revealed at CES in January.
Ford has been given a permit to drive an autonomous version of a Ford Fusion on Californian roads. This will let Ford test in snow and heavy rain which autonomous vehicles have a hard time with.
A police officer in Mountain View, California, pulled over Google's prototype self-driving car for "driving too slowly" in a relatively speedier traffic zone.
Google unveiled its self-driving car in December, but its interior remained off-limits. Now, though, new images have revealed what the vehicle looks like on the inside - and yes, it has cupholders.
California officials have publicly released information regarding accidents involving Google's self-driving cars. The new report seemingly corroborates earlier data that Google had previously shared.
A woman from California excitedly buys a shiny new PlayStation 4 for her boyfriend as a Christmas present. Unfortunately, upon opening the box, not only the boyfriend, but also she, was surprised.
Smartphone theft has been an issue, especially with high end phones, such as the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy line. Now California has decided to pass a new law to deal with and hopefully fix the issue.
Lawmakers in the state of California voted this week not to approve a bill that would have required all smartphones to have "kill switch" software installed if they get lost or stolen.
Dating site OkCupid has asked its users to boycott Firefox, calling Mozilla's chief executive "an opponent of equal rights for gay couples", as opposition to the CEO's appointment continues to grow.
Staff at the Mozilla Foundation have called upon their new CEO, Brendan Eich, to resign - just days after his appointment - amid controversy surrounding his donations to anti-gay marriage campaigners.
A man who Googled his name was in the shock of his life after discovering he was one of the state's most wanted men. Christopher Viatafa saw a listing on the police website and handed himself in.
California and Illinois now have new laws that go into effect today that are designed to keep employers from asking their employees to give up their password protected Facebook accounts.
California Governor Jerry Brown has passed new legislation that will bring free digital textbooks to students at all community colleges in the state as well as those attending University of California
On Thursday, a new bill was signed into law in California. The bill bans employers from asking the passwords of social media accounts of their employees.
An attack on Sony Pictures' website, more than a year ago, has not gone unpunished. A second suspect in the attack has been arrested over his crimes, and could face 15 years imprisonment for them.
It would appear that Facebook's oldest user could be a 101-year-old Californian woman who, coincidentally, lives in the same area as the site is headquartered. She's been on Facebook since mid-2009.