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January 11, 2013 | By Lisa Girion and Scott Glover, Los Angeles Times
California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris on Thursday called on Gov. Jerry Brown to restore funding to a prescription drug-monitoring program that health experts say is key to combating drug abuse and overdose deaths in the state. Harris' appeal to restore funding to CURES, as it is known, follows an article in The Times last month that reported that the system, once heralded as an invaluable tool, had been severely undermined by budget cuts and was not being used to its full potential.
January 10, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
California's top cop has issued guidelines on what steps software developers should take to protect the privacy of consumers on mobile devices. Until recently, the data collection practices of mobile apps makers -- and the rest of the mobile ecosystem such as advertising networks and data brokers -- have been loosely regulated. But last year, California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris began a campaign to extend privacy protections that are commonplace on the Web to smartphones and tablets.
December 6, 2012 | By Christine Mai-Duc
The state of California has fired the opening shot in its fight to get mobile apps to comply with state privacy laws. California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris filed a suit against Delta Air Lines over its Fly Delta mobile app. The app allows Delta fliers to check into flights, pay for checked baggage and access their frequent flier accounts with the airline. But the suit alleges that Delta has not provided a privacy policy for its standalone app, which gathers information such as a traveler's full name, billing and home addresses, date of birth and credit card information.
December 5, 2012 | By Lee Romney and Cindy Chang, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris told local law enforcement agencies Tuesday that they were not obligated to comply with a federal program whose stated goal is to deport illegal immigrants convicted of serious crimes. It was Harris' first public assessment of Secure Communities. Under the program launched in 2008, all arrestees' fingerprints are sent to immigration officials, who may ask police and sheriff's departments to hold suspects for up to 48 hours after their scheduled release so they can be transferred to federal custody.
November 5, 2012 | By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times
For anyone seeking the original source of the $11 million political donation from an obscure Arizona nonprofit, Monday morning's disclosure was unsatisfying. The out-of-state group said only that the money came from other nonprofits. But the disclosure was revealing in its own way, showing how a chain of blandly named organizations can shuttle money around the country with little transparency. It also showed more ties to Charles and David Koch, billionaire energy executives and secretive Republican donors.
August 24, 2012
Daniel Larsen is the victim of a continuing injustice. Despite a finding by two federal judges that no juror who heard all the evidence in his criminal trial would ever have convicted him and despite an order that he be set free as a result, he remains in custody. That is a violation of his most basic rights. There is, however, a way to correct this wrong: Gov. Jerry Brown should pardon him. Larsen was at the Golden Apple bar in Northridge about 1 a.m. on June 6, 1998. There was a fight and police responded.
July 24, 2012 | By William D'Urso
California's attorney general announced more than $4 million in penalties have been levied against defendants in a national loan modification scam. Half of the money will go to consumers who were duped. Over 1,000 customers were caught in the ploy and paid a total of more than $2 million in modification services to Orange County-based Statewide Financial Group Inc., according to a release Tuesday from the office of Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris.  “These defendants took advantage of vulnerable people in extremely difficult circumstances, including many who faced imminent loss of their homes,” Harris said.
June 22, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is signing on to an effort from California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris to make app makers more accountable for how they handle consumers' personal information. All apps in Facebook's new App Center are required to have a written privacy policy that sheds light on what information the app collects and shares, according to an agreement that Harris has reached with the giant social network. With the explosion in the use of mobile devices, the state's top cop is looking to extend privacy protections that are commonplace on the Web to smartphones and tablets.
June 6, 2012 | By Patt Morrison
By this time in November, three women of color could be filling what are arguably the top three positions of justice and law enforcement in California -- the same state that was the first to send two women to the U.S. Senate. In Tuesday's primary, Los Angeles County's chief deputy district attorney, Jackie Lacey, put some voter daylight between herself and her second-highest challenger, fellow prosecutor Alan Jackson, in the race to succeed Steve Cooley as district attorney.
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