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Gov. Brown Vetoes Fine Boost For California Drivers Using Phone

Gov. Jerry Brown said using a telephone while driving is a bad thing but fines are high enough already.



ConsumerWatch: What Is Really On Your Phone Bill?

Take a look at your phone bill. Do you know what every item your provider is charging you?


Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officers patrol the platform at the Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  The hacker group "Anonymous" staged a demonstration at a BART station this evening after BART officials turned off cell phne service in its stations last week during a disruptive protest following a fatal shooting of a man by BART police.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Board Issues Letter Defending Cell Service Shutdown During Protest

With the threat of another disruptive protest looming, BART officials issued a letter to BART customers Saturday defending BART’s decision to interrupt cellphone service to prevent a protest on Aug. 11, and announcing that the issue would be discussed at a board meeting Wednesday.

CBS San Francisco–08/21/2011

Protestors pretend to talk on their cell phone as they taunt a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer at the Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

FCC Investigates BART Cell Service Shutdown

The Federal Communications Commission is opening an investigation into the Bay Area Rapid Transit’s shutdown of cell service in order to disrupt a planned protest.


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Tech Report: The Smartphone’s Social Secret

A recent study tracking people’s cellphone habits revealed something researchers might not have expected. The Pew Internet & American Life Project found that 13% of adults have faked being on the phone to avoid someone they didn’t want to talk to.


driver talking on cellphone

Hefty Fines For Drivers Who Violate Hands-Free Cellphone Law

In an effort to persuade drivers not to break the law, a bill passed by the state legislature, and awaiting the governor’s signature, would raise the penalty from $20 to $309 for a first offense.


A PG&E SmartMeter. (CBS)

Pacific Gas & Electric SmartMeters Coming To Santa Cruz County

At the end of June, Pacific Gas and Electric plans to install SmartMeters in Soquel, Scotts Valley and Watsonville areas where opposition to the wireless devices has been strongest.


Missing Student Michelle Le

At Least 15 Questioned In Search For Missing Bay Area Nursing Student

Police are trying to narrow down the exact whereabouts of 26-year-old Michelle Le’s cell phone activity after she was reported missing on Friday night.


Amtrak Train at Crossing

Unruly Passenger On Cell Phone Booted Off Train From Oakland

A passenger train made an unscheduled stop in Oregon over a woman’s cell phone use and verbal confrontations with other passengers.

CBS San Francisco–05/16/2011


Good Question: Are Roadside Call Boxes Obsolete?

For many people, the cell phone has eliminated the need to carry a watch, camera and a GPS. Peter asked this Good Question: Are those roadside emergency call boxes obsolete?

KPIX 5–05/05/2011