Preserving user trust is key to continuing the technological and societal leaps of recent history.
Please don’t actually read the proposed Consumer Privacy Act … Because I HAVE read the Consumer Privacy Act that’s being proposed in California, I can say with certainty that parts of it are bizarre. If you were to read it, you might find it reaches way, way, WAY further than you think. The message here is that while intentions are important, the details matter. A lot.
The latest ruling in the case, out this week, says that Java APIs are covered by copyright and that Oracle can set the terms under which they’re used. A more comprehensive update and case history here.