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Roberto Chicas speaks for the first time after an alleged hammer attack by his Uber driver. (CBS)

Man Accusing Uber Driver Of Attacking Him With Hammer Slams The Rideshare Service

A San Francisco man claiming he was brutally attacked by an Uber driver wielding a hammer spoke out for the first time on Wednesday calling into question the ride service’s policies regarding background checks.

10/08/2014

NASA is offering to send your name to MARS. (NASA)

NASA Offering Free Trip For – Your Name Here – To Mars

NASA is inviting the public to add names to a microchip that will fly beyond Earth’s orbit and eventually to Mars or beyond, after first taking a test flight.

10/08/2014

Still photo of a plant from San Francisco biotech startup Glowing Plant. (CBS)

San Francisco Startup Works On Developing Plants That Could Light City Streets

The small biotech company is using genetic engineering to develop plants that give off their own light.

10/07/2014

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Studies Find Hands-Free Systems Making Distracted Driving Problems Worse

Just because you can talk to your car doesn’t mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better.

10/07/2014

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Consensual Sex App ‘Good2Go’ Pulled From Apple Store

Good2Go prompted those considering sex to go on record with both their willingness and their sobriety level.

10/07/2014

The Facebook website is displayed on a laptop computer. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Woman Sues DEA Agent Over Use Of Private Photos On Phony Facebook Page In Her Name; Gov’t Calls Practice ‘Legitimate’

The U.S. Justice Department said it is reviewing the case of a Drug Enforcement Administration agent who impersonated a woman and created a Facebook page using her own cellphone photos without her knowledge to communicate with suspected criminals.

10/07/2014

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Twitter Sues Government For Right To Release Federal Surveillance Records

Sighting need for to provide transparency to customers and the desire to express their free speech rights, Twitter is suing the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the right to disclose the exact number of court orders and security requests they get from the federal government.

10/07/2014

Joseph Wong and his friends on a hike to Mission Peak in Fremont. (CBS)

People Living Near Mission Peak Say Curfew Does Little To Stop Selfie-Obsessed Hikers

People who live near Mission Peak in Fremont are upset that hikers are ignoring a new curfew. The new rules were prompted by the trail’s sudden popularity, stemming from hikers eager to take selfies from the top and post them on social media.

10/07/2014

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Facebook Shuttle Drivers Seek Union Over Working Conditions, Wages

Saying working conditions and wages need to be improved, bus drivers who shuttle Facebook employees to and from work are beginning the process of organizing a union.

10/06/2014

A wireless heart implant. (CBS)

Wireless Implant Allows Doctors To Monitor UCSF Heart Patient At Home

More than 5 million people had heart failure last year. A new implant lets doctors get medical data wirelessly, straight from their patient’s hearts.

10/06/2014

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