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California Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Bill Signed Into Law

A bill requiring new smartphones sold in California to have the so-called ‘kill switch’ anti-theft technology was signed into law Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

08/25/2014

KCBS Instagram Feed After Napa Earthquake

Napa Earthquake First Major Bay Area Quake In Smart Phone, Social Media Technology Age

The strongest quake in 25 years plunges the Bay Area into a Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Web-fueled frenzy of sharing, commenting, laughing and lamenting as an entire community was joined by wireless communication and the Internet.

08/25/2014

A man using two smartphones. (Indranil Mukherjee/Getty Images)

Brain Cancer Warning Stickers Proposed For Cellphones Sold In Berkeley

Councilmembers Kriss Worthington and Maxwell Anderson have called for a city ordinance that would require every mobile phone sold within the city to carry a sticker “warning consumers of the risk of brain cancer.”

08/22/2014

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California Court Rules Companies Must Reimburse Employees For Work-Related Cell Phone Calls

If you use your cell phone for work you could be seeing more money in your paycheck.

08/20/2014

(L-R) Musicians Steve Lukather & Peter Frampton (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Peter Frampton Throws Audience Member’s Cell Phone Into The Rafters

The 70’s rocker didn’t love the way a fan persisted to ignore his request to stop filming…

08/07/2014

A man using two smartphones. (Indranil Mukherjee/Getty Images)

Oakland Looks To Ban Cell Phone Kiosks To Deter Thefts

Oakland is looking to ban what some say is an easy way for thieves to cash in on stolen cell phones.

06/18/2014

Damage left after a crash on June 8, 2014 involving Oakland Mayor Jean Quan. (CBS)

Oakland Mayor Quan Defends Herself Against Cellphone Use Claims After Weekend Crash

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is looking into getting a staff or volunteer driver after her involvement in a West Oakland car crash Sunday where witnesses say she ran a red light and was talking on her cell phone.

06/09/2014

Woman using her cellphone at work.

Warning: Your Employer Could Wipe Your Cellphone, Laptop, Tablet — Clean

If you have opted to use your own device at work be warned: that convenience could end up costing you money and all your memories.

06/03/2014

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Richmond Hit And Run Driver Talking On Cellphone Before Crashing, Pinning Victims

A driver talking on his cellphone crashed into another vehicle, injuring two people, then left his car pinning the victims inside and fled the scene, according to Richmond police.

05/13/2014

Jenna Betti was killed when she was struck by a train in Martinez (Betti Family)

Hundreds Attend Funeral For Teen Killed By Train In Martinez

Dressed in pink and black, hundreds of people packed a Pleasant Hill church Friday morning to remember a 14-year-old girl who was tragically struck and killed by a train in Martinez earlier this week.

03/07/2014

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