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Stingray, by Harris Corporation. (CBS)

Santa Clara County Officials Pull The Plug On Stingray Cellphone Tracking Technology

Santa Clara County officials couldn’t reach a contract agreement with the manufacturer of the device that mimics a cell tower, allowing authorities to track a phone.

05/07/2015

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Man Posed As Cop Before Stealing Cellphone At Knifepoint In San Francisco

San Francisco police are seeking a man who pretended to be a police officer and then stole a cellphone at knifepoint in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood on Tuesday.

04/02/2015

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1,000 Criminal Cases To Be Reviewed In Wake Of Racist, Homophobic Texts Sent Between San Francisco Cops

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi estimates as many as 1,000 criminal cases will be reviewed following the racist and homophobic text messages allegedly sent by four San Francisco police officers.

03/17/2015

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SF Woman’s Stolen Smartphone Leads Police To Robbery Suspects

A robbery victim’s phone was tracked to SF’s SOMA neighborhood where 3 suspects were detained.

02/25/2015

A cellphone surveillance device similar to a "Stingray" that is used by law enforcement. (CBS)

Santa Clara Supes Approve Controversial Cellphone Tracking Device Known As ‘Stingray’

The Stingray can highjack any phone within its radius. The mobile device is fooled into thinking Stingray is the wireless carrier.

02/25/2015

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Dublin CHP Officer Avoids Jail Time In Suspects’ Nude Photo Sharing ‘Game’

A former California Highway Patrol officer has avoided jail time for forwarding himself sexually explicit photos from phones owned by female DUI suspects.

01/27/2015

Dashboard surveillance camera shows a woman stabbing a San Mateo cab driver.

14 Top Videos Of 2014: Amazing Pit Bull, Bizarre Light, Robots, Racial Tensions Most Viewed On cbsSF.com

From racial tensions to robots, heinous crimes to acts of courage, the top 14 videos of 2014 show a powerful snapshot of video news in the San Francisco Bay Area.

12/24/2014

Drako, a Belgian Malinois, sniffs along a row of prison cells. (CBS)

California Prison K-9 Sniffs Out Cellphones Smuggled To Convicts

Calfornia prisons are getting help from a four-legged deputy in stopping the constant smuggling of cellphones to convicts.

11/12/2014

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CHP Responds To Claim By Dublin Officer That Nude Photos Often Taken From Suspects’ Phones

A CHP chief spoke out Saturday about the investigation into a Dublin area officer accused of sending nude photos of a DUI suspect from her cellphone to his own phone while the woman was in custody.

10/26/2014

Apple Unveils iPhone 6

iPhone 6 Plus Users Complain Big-Screen Device Is Pulling Out Their Hair

Some users of Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus smartphone are complaing via social media about the device pulling out their hair when they make calls.

10/03/2014

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