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Jerry Brown Signs Cellphone "Kill Switch" Into Law in California

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Gov. Jerry Brown and California lawmakers addressed technology's dark side Monday, with Brown approving a requirement for "kill switches" on smartphones and legislators requesting new protection for victims of revenge porn and identity theft.

A proposed statewide-ban on single-use plastic bags failed to pass the state Assembly, a serious blow to one of the most hotly contested issues before the Legislature as its two-year session draws to a close. The bill, SB 270 by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), could be brought up for another vote before lawmakers adjourn Sunday.

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