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Nearly three months after Congress struck down federal regulations that aimed to protect internet users from having their online activities secretly tracked and sold, California state lawmakers are unveiling new legislation that would require companies to follow such rules. The proposed rules - amended into an obscure bill about video arcades - would prevent broadband providers such as Comcast and AT&T from collecting or selling certain personal information unless customers "opt in" to policies, among other requirements. The move - which is sure to be fought by the internet giants - is the latest example of the California "Resistance" to Washington policies under the Trump administration, which now spans issues from immigration to environmental regulation to recreational marijuana. "It's based on a simple demand of the people: Ask me first before you use or share my personal information," said Richard Holober, executive director of the Consumer Federation of California, at a news conference Monday.

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