California

climate refugees

California Wildfires Have Created Climate Refugees in a Walmart Parking Lot

California's Camp Fire has destroyed about 9,000 homes, creating climate refugees inside the state.
Caroline Haskins
20 hours ago
woolsey fire

California’s Woolsey Fire Burns Near Site of Nuclear Meltdown, Sparking Panic

The owner of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Boeing, says the wildfire may have started “on or near” the contaminated Los Angeles facility.
Sarah Emerson
2 days ago
octopus nursery

Swarm of 1,000 Octopuses Found At Bottom of the Ocean

Scientists captured rare footage of a massive octopus nursery near Davidson Seamount.
Sarah Emerson
10.29.18
security

California Is Making It Illegal for Devices to Have Shitty Default Passwords

The law only applies to passwords that come pre-programmed into devices, but it’s still a step in the right direction.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.5.18
net neutrality

US Government Sues California for Daring to Protect Net Neutrality

Uncle Sam fights, for the ISP's right, to screw you over.
Karl Bode
10.1.18
net neutrality

Ajit Pai Calls California Net Neutrality Law 'Radical' and 'Illegal'

The FCC chairman criticized the recently passed bill at an event in Maine, where a similar law is under consideration.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.17.18
new neutrality

ISPs Engage In Last Gasp Bid to Derail California’s Net Neutrality Law

Employees are being urged to demand a veto by California Governor Jerry Brown.
Karl Bode
9.7.18
net neutrality

Big Telecom Is Using Robocalls to Fight a Net Neutrality Bill in California

A group with financial ties to AT&T is sending automated messages claiming the law would raise cell phone bills.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.27.18
net neutrality

California's Resurrected Net Neutrality Bill Just Passed a Major Hurdle

The state senate Communications and Conveyance Committee voted 8-2 in favor of net neutrality bill SB-822.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.22.18
Port Out Scam

Alleged 19-Year-Old SIM Swapper Used Stolen Bitcoin to Buy Luxury Cars

Police in California continue their investigation in port out scams by arresting a second suspect.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.22.18
net neutrality

California’s Net Neutrality Bill Is Back from the Dead, with the Help of Its Biggest Detractor

State assembly member Miguel Santiago helped gut the bill last time, but this time he’s a cosponsor.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.10.18
wildfires

These 360 Drone Photos of the California Wildfires Are Devastating

An interactive map of the Carr Fire shows the landscape from a drone's eye view.
Samantha Cole
8.6.18