Stanford Shows How Fiber Optics Might Enable Global Quake-Warning NetworkA web of fiber optic cables beneath the Stanford University campus is doing more than transferring data -- it's part of an earthquake monitoring network that may help scientists implement a quake early-warning system.
Senators Seek More Transparency In Online Political AdsThe bill would require social media companies to keep public files of election ads and meet the same disclaimer requirements as political broadcast and print advertising.
5 Bay Area Cities Submit Joint Proposal For New Amazon HeadquartersThe cities of San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont, Concord and Richmond submitted a proposal Thursday to bring online retail giant Amazon’s second corporate headquarters to the Bay Area.
Survey Finds Lower-Income Kids Spend More Time On DevicesChildren in lower-income families spend more time watching TV and using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes, according to a survey released Thursday.
San Francisco Supervisor Seeks Permit Program For Delivery RobotsSimilarly to the permits now issued for self-driving cars, it will require that the robots be accompanied by a human who can take control quickly.
Twitter Vows New Crackdown On Hateful, Abusive Tweets Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was “still” not doing enough to protect its users.
EA Shuttering Studio In Charge of 'Star Wars' Adventure GameVisceral, developer of the Dead Space series, will shut down and see its Star Wars game overhauled.
Silicon Valley Tech Giants May Find Future Shaped By EuropeThe likes of Facebook, Google and Apple are increasingly facing an uncomfortable truth: it is Europe’s culture of tougher oversight of companies, not America’s laissez-faire attitude, which could soon rule their industry.
Netflix Sinking Deeper Into Debt To Fuel Subscriber GrowthNetflix is sinking deeper into debt in its relentless pursuit of more viewers, leaving the company little margin for error as it tries to build the world’s biggest video subscription service.

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Victim Claims Equinox Sports Club Tried To Cover Up Sexual AssaultAt least one victim claims he was sexually assaulted at an Equinox Sports Club in San Francisco and that the gym tried to cover it up. 
Judge Appears Unlikely To Halt Trump's Plan To End Health Insurance SubsidiesFederal judge in San Francisco indicates he is unlikely to block plans by the Trump administration to end health insurance subsidies.
Alameda County Library Patron Records Possibly HackedAn email to library members says officials were contacted last month by someone claiming to have information from the library system's entire database of users.
Amazon Receives 238 Proposals For 2nd HeadquartersThe online retailer kicked off its hunt for a second home base in September, promising to bring 50,000 new jobs and spend more than $5 billion on construction.
Trump Shoots Down 401(k) Changes To Pay For GOP Tax CutsPresident Donald Trump shot down a possible approach for raising revenue to finance tax cuts in politically must-do legislation for the Republicans, promising Monday the popular 401(k) retirement program will be untouched.
Stockton Airport May Add 'San Francisco' To Name To Boost BusinessStockton Municipal Airport director Harry Mavrogenes says the problem is no one knows where Stockton is.
Directors Guild Files Disciplinary Charges Against WeinsteinThe directors guild issued a statement condemning sexual harassment in general following a board meeting New York on Saturday.
Fox Renewed O'Reilly Contract After Host Paid $32 Million in Settlement of Harassment CaseThe New York Times reports that Fox renewed Bill O'Reilly's contract after he reached a $32 million settlement with a news analyst who planned to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against him,

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