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February 24, 2014 | By Daniel Rothberg
WASHINGTON -- After a spate of large-scale  cyberattacks  on large retailers, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. urged Congress to adopt a national standard for notifying consumers of a security breach. Holder said creating such a law would bolster the Justice Department's ability to combat crimes and hold organizations accountable for failing to protect private information. The announcement Monday comes just weeks after lawmakers called for tighter notification standards during congressional hearings into recent commercial  cyberattacks , including high-profile cases at Target Corp.
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March 25, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The Google Now notification feature has begun rolling out to all users of the Mountain View tech company's Chrome Web browser. The notification feature has been available to Android and iOS smartphone users for some time. Google Now is designed to provide users with information they may need before they search for it. This includes traffic, weather and news updates. Google began testing Google Now for the beta version of the Chrome browser last month, but this week, it announced that all users of Chrome will soon be able to activate Google Now if they would like.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2011 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
Governors will have to notify prosecutors before acting on requests to commute prison terms under a measure that Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Monday. The bill was created in response to a decision by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, on his last day in office, to reduce the sentence for the son of a political ally. Prosecutors will have a chance to notify an offender's victims and their families under the new law, so they have time to provide input to the governor before a prison sentence is changed.
NEWS
February 24, 2014 | By Daniel Rothberg
WASHINGTON -- After a spate of large-scale  cyberattacks  on large retailers, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. urged Congress to adopt a national standard for notifying consumers of a security breach. Holder said creating such a law would bolster the Justice Department's ability to combat crimes and hold organizations accountable for failing to protect private information. The announcement Monday comes just weeks after lawmakers called for tighter notification standards during congressional hearings into recent commercial  cyberattacks , including high-profile cases at Target Corp.
BUSINESS
December 6, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple made headlines Friday by announcing iBeacon, new software that pushes notifications to users as they walk around the company's retail stores. But what is iBeacon and how exactly does it work? Essentially iBeacon is nothing more than software that any Apple iOS device, such as the iPhone and iPad, is capable of using. PHOTOS: Top 10 ways to take advantage of the 'sharing economy' IBeacon doesn't track users. IOS devices using iBeacon simply send out signals through Bluetooth, similar to the way sonar works on submarines.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A Marine has been found dead in his barracks, military officials said. A news release states that the man's body was discovered early Saturday. His name was not released pending notification of his family. There were no further details and the incident was under investigation.
NEWS
April 12, 1989 | From Times wire service s
The United States has decided to release $230 million in economic aid to Egypt that had been held up while the Arab government undertook bureaucratic reforms, the State Department said today. Formal notification to Congress is expected by the end of the week. Congress can delay the resumption of aid but cannot legally block it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2008 | Dan Weikel
A 49-year-old man was killed Friday afternoon in a hang-gliding accident in Sylmar, authorities said. The accident occurred about 3:30 p.m. in the 12600 block of Gridley Street. The man's identity was withheld pending notification of his next of kin. -- Dan Weikel
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1998
Ralph Nader and Gordon Douglas raise vital points in reporting the global tuberculosis emergency (Commentary, Feb. 16). But they did not acknowledge one of the hidden generators of the emergency: large-scale humanitarian disasters, where TB spins wildly out of control in countries that have endured years of war or famine. War and famine create the very conditions that encourage TB transmission: poverty, malnutrition and population displacement. In Bosnia, for example, national health authorities have anecdotal evidence of 1,000 new reported cases of TB, with an untold number of unreported cases.
NEWS
July 12, 1985 | Associated Press
A U.S. Marine helicopter slammed into a hillside on Okinawa Island today, killing four crew members who were on a routine training mission. The cause of the accident was not known, Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Dan Trout said. He declined to name the victims pending notification of their relatives but said they were based on the West Coast of the United States.
TRAVEL
December 23, 2013 | By Catharine Hamm
Question: I took my family on a trip to Seattle on Alaska Airlines in August. While unpacking my luggage in my hotel room, I found a nasty surprise: a filthy latex glove. Obviously, someone had gone through my belongings and left it behind. Besides the ick factor, there was no form in my suitcase saying it had been inspected. I didn't notice any items missing, but I had to launder all my underwear just to feel comfortable wearing them. My baggage has been searched before; in one case, a form was left; in another, items were stolen and no form was left.
BUSINESS
December 6, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Apple has rolled out its "iBeacon" indoor location software at its 254 U.S. stores. The technology sends notifications to customers within the store with information that might be relevant to their interests. When enabled by the customer, iBeacon uses a Bluetooth connection to push a signal that detects iOS devices within its proximity. Depending on where customers are in the store, different iBeacon devices will send targeted messages to the customer. For example, iBeacon will be able to notify customers when their product order is ready.
BUSINESS
December 6, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple made headlines Friday by announcing iBeacon, new software that pushes notifications to users as they walk around the company's retail stores. But what is iBeacon and how exactly does it work? Essentially iBeacon is nothing more than software that any Apple iOS device, such as the iPhone and iPad, is capable of using. PHOTOS: Top 10 ways to take advantage of the 'sharing economy' IBeacon doesn't track users. IOS devices using iBeacon simply send out signals through Bluetooth, similar to the way sonar works on submarines.
BUSINESS
November 15, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO - The Brown administration has released much-anticipated proposed rules for fracking, a controversial technique for drilling for oil and natural gas reviled by environmentalists. The process, formally known as hydraulic fracturing, involves pumping water, sand and a mixture of chemicals into geological strata to free trapped hydrocarbons. Supporters say that it is opening up a vast new energy source and creating high-paying jobs. Opponents contend that fracking could pollute underground drinking water supplies and cause health hazards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy and Melanie Mason
SACRAMENTO - Californians who use the Internet will get new protection against identity theft and tracking of their personal data under a cluster of bills signed into law Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown. One measure requires state agencies and businesses that operate websites to notify people when security information, including their user names and passwords, has been breached. "Many consumers now conduct their day-to-day personal business online, including banking and paying bills, which creates more opportunities for sophisticated cybercriminals to access and steal their personal information," said Sen. Ellen M. Corbett (D-San Leandro)
NEWS
May 7, 2013 | By David G. Savage, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court here struck down Tuesday a rule that would have required more than 6 million private employers to post notices telling workers of their right to join a union. The decision is the latest setback for unions and the Obama administration at the hands of the conservative-leaning appeals court in Washington. When President Obama took office, union leaders hoped that a reenergized National Labor Relations Board could stop or reverse the long decline in union membership.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1990
A 10-year-old boy was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Chatsworth Monday evening, Los Angeles police said. Sgt. Gilbert Rendon said the boy, whose name was not released pending notification of relatives, was struck by a pickup truck as he crossed the intersection of Nordhoff Street and Winnetka Avenue at about 6:25 p.m.
NEWS
August 24, 2003
A 29-year-old Ontario man died Saturday after losing control of his motorcycle and hitting a jeep on the Ortega Highway. The victim's name was not released pending notification of relatives, said Rod Thomas, a deputy coroner for Orange County. The accident occurred about 2:40 p.m. just outside San Juan Capistrano. Its cause is under investigation, Thomas said.
BUSINESS
April 28, 2013 | By Jessica Naziri
Kristina Anderson was a sophomore at Virginia Tech when she was shot twice in the back and once in the foot on April 16, 2007. In less than 12 minutes, the gunman shot and killed 11 of her classmates and one of her professors. Six years after the massacre, Anderson, 25, has dedicated herself to promoting campus safety and is part of a team that believes technology can save lives. Anderson is launching a free smartphone app called LiveSafe (available on iTunes in mid-May) to reach and alert students on campuses during emergencies, something that she wished she'd had that April morning.
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