Sacramento Bee

Placer County, California Approves $2.2 Million Rural Broadband Project

Rural residents of Placer County (CA) often don't have reliable Internet. The county's Board of Supervisors voted on a project to try to change that. The board unanimously approved a grant for Wave Broadband of Roseville to build fiber-optic Internet infrastructure in parts of Auburn, North Auburn and Penryn, the first phase of a long, concerted effort to bring high-speed Internet to the county's rural communities.

California's new consumer privacy law isn't as sweeping as you might think

Supporters of the California Consumer Privacy Act say it dramatically expands your power to control the information tech companies collect about you. Starting in 2020, you'll be able to ask businesses to delete your personal information and prevent the sale of it. Companies must also disclose the categories of information they collect, as well as the kinds of third parties that buy it. For kids under 16, companies will need to have their consent before their data can be sold.