Lawmaker tones down anti-Gmail bill
State Sen. Liz Figueroa (D-Fremont) late Tuesday put the finishing touches on the bill, SB 1822, in a bid to bring the measure to a vote in front of the full Senate before the legislature recesses on Friday.
According to a draft of the revised bill seen by CNET News.com, the new bill has dropped a provision that would have required Google to win the full and informed consent of non-Gmail users sending e-mail to the service--a hurdle that Gmail advocates widely assumed would be impossible to meet.
By Evan Hansen at ZDNet.
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