Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act into law yesterday. Among other things, the new law will require police to get a warrant before accessing your digital data. Another bill Governor Brown is expected to sign would be the first in the nation to eliminate over-the-counter sales of antibiotics for livestock. Next, more than 90,000 people will descend on the Rose Bowl tomorrow to watch a soccer match between the US and Mexico. Finally, in our Friday film roundup, men who can’t relate to their children, grown-ups making childish decisions, and children getting stuck in a B horror movies with their dead mothers.
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Among the slew of bills Governor Jerry Brown signed this week is one that has privacy activists cheering. It’s called the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act, or Cal-ECPA. Among other things, Cal-ECPA will require police to get a warrant before accessing your digital data.
Linda Lye, Senior staff attorney with the ACLU of Northern California
Another bill Governor Brown is expected to sign would be the first in the nation to eliminate over-the-counter sales of antibiotics for livestock. Instead, farmers would need to get a prescription from a veterinarian. This is part of a much larger effort to reduce antibiotic resistance in humans, which has been linked to 23,000 deaths a year.
Tomorrow, more than 90,000 people will descend on the Rose Bowl to watch a soccer match between the U.S. and Mexico. For Mexicans, soccer —and the national team, El Tri—is a national obsession. And they hate the U.S. team.
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