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California Senate Approved Anti-Gmail Bill

The bill passed after revisions that removed a key provision that would have required e-mail providers to win the consent of anyone sending messages to their service before scanning messages.

“My legislation guarantees that our most private communications will remain just that–private,” said Sen. Liz Figueroa, D-Fremont, the bill’s author, according to a statement.

In a statement, Google said that it is taking a neutral position on the bill as it continues to work with Figueroa on the measure.

Read more at CNET News.com.