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California Gov. Jerry Brown signs privacy, anti-spying bills
California Gov. Jerry Brown signs privacy, anti-spying bills

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed several bills that address concerns about spying and privacy, including new restrictions on the paparazzi, tighter laws against “revenge porn,’’ and a prohibition on the state from helping federal intelligence agencies collect phone records without warrants. Brown's office said the 13 bills will “strengthen privacy and consumer protections.” The acknowledgment by federal intelligence agencies that they have collected vast amounts of records on phone calls and Internet use by Americans spurred a bill prohibiting state agencies from cooperating with such searches unless there is a warrant. “I commend...

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