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Lawsuit Puts Berkeley Law Requiring Cellphone Warnings On Hold Saying Radiation Risk Is False

A group representing the wireless industry has filed a lawsuit to put Berkeley’s cellphone ordinance on hold, saying it violates the First Amendment.

07/27/2015

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Your Cellphone May Be Hazardous To Your Child’s Mental Health

It seems we’re never without them these days. Cellphones call us, text us, email and entertain us. Now psychologists say parents and caregivers should put them down because cellphones may be hazardous to our children’s mental health.

07/14/2015

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Rescuers Use Cellphone Signal To Locate Teen Brother, Sister Clinging To Cliff In SF Lands End

A teen brother and sister were rescued when they called for help while clinging to a cliff after tumbling from a scenic lookout in San Francisco’s Lands End park Thursday afternoon, according to a San Francisco fire dispatcher.

07/09/2015

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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

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