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News Scan: iPhone 6 continues to sizzle; California balks at driverless vehicles; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Dec. 24.

Number of California data breach victims skyrocketed 600% last year

California had 167 data breaches last year, putting personal information of 18.5 million citizens at risk--a staggering 600 percent increase--according to the latest data from the California attorney general's office.

New Dice study reveals where IT pros most want to work

California has emerged as the place IT workers would most like to live and work, according to a new study by staffing web site Dice, which looked at which markets draw the most out-of-state applicants.

The new California BYOD rule--and you

As if CIOs don't have enough BYOD issues to worry about, now comes a new court decision from California that  requires  companies to pay for much of their employees' device use.    

California governor signs kill switch bill into law

The on-again, off-again saga of smartphone kill switches in California is now officially on-again, as Governor Jerry Brown (D) Monday signed a bill mandating the anti-theft features as of July 2015.

California court rules that employers must reimburse all BYOD calls

In what could be a landmark case regarding the growing practice of Bring-Your-Own-Device, a California Court of Appeals has ruled that employees must be reimbursed by their employer for the use of any personal devices for work-related matters.

California's tech boom puts state in cybercrime cross-hairs

International cybercriminals are increasingly targeting California's high-tech firms and financial institutions, according to report released Thursday by California Attorney General Kamala Harris, according to an AP report.

Data academies, coding camps under scrutiny in California

At face value, the promise of creating new data scientists in only 12 weeks sounds too good to be true, both for employers and employees--which may be why several such "boot camps" suddenly find themselves under scrutiny.

California governor inks laws that expand privacy protections

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed into law a number of bills that expand privacy protections for California citizens, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Spotlight: Brown inks bill to outlaw VoIP regulation in California

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that prohibits the state from regulating VoIP services, reports the Capitol Weekly. In August, the California legislation passed the bill that...