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Survey Finds Growing Number Of Drivers Snap Selfies, Video Chat While Driving

Nearly four in 10 use social media, nearly 20 percent snap photos and some even video chat on their smartphones while driving, according to a study commissioned by AT&T. The wireless company described the findings as “unsettling.”

05/19/2015

A screenshot of the Starbucks mobile app. (CBS)

Starbucks Auto Reload Accounts Become Target For Hackers, Bank Accounts Drained

One in six Starbucks customers now use mobile pay, many with auto-reload linked to their bank account, which automatically replenishes their Starbucks funds, when they get low. But hackers have managed to drain some customer’s account balances, and worse.

05/13/2015

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Smartphone Obsession Leading Many To Feel Painful ‘Text Neck’

As our obsession with our gadgets grows, more doctors are seeing a painful phenomenon known as “text neck.”

03/11/2015

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Google Reportedly Planning To Sell Wireless Phone Service To Consumers

Google is planning to sell wireless phone service directly to consumers using the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile, according to reports published Wednesday.

01/22/2015

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

Shocking Video Of Woman Stabbing South Bay Cabbie Shows How Surveillance Has Revolutionized Crime Investigation

From surveillance cameras to cellphones to body cams — we’re being watched everywhere we go. All that video evidence has revolutionized the way crimes are investigated and prosecuted.

11/16/2014

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Deputy Sheriff, 2 Corrections Officers Arrested For Allegedly Smuggling Cellphones, Drugs Into Redwood City Jail

A San Mateo County deputy sheriff and two corrections officers have been arrested and charged in an alleged conspiracy to smuggle cellphones and drugs in the county jail for use by gang members.

11/14/2014

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More Bay Area Police Departments Interested In Getting ‘Stingray’ Cellphone Surveillance Device

It’s called a Stingray: A cellphone surveillance device so top secret, law enforcement agencies don’t even like to admit they have it. But KPIX 5 has confirmed Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose police are using Stingrays to track suspects.

11/14/2014

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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Jump On Tomorrow: Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Release, Cell Phone Kill Switch Vote

Getting a jump on tomorrow: After spending eight years in a Chinese prison for “inciting subversion of state power,” Gao Zhisheng will finally be a free man.

08/06/2014

A car sits damaged after an accident in Oakland with Mayor Jean Quan. (CBS)

Oakland Police Says Past Statement On Mayor Jean Quan Crash Inaccurate, Phone Use Not Ruled Out

The cause of a vehicle collision involving Oakland Mayor Jean Quan last month in West Oakland remains under investigation and cellphone use by either driver involved in the collision has not been ruled out, police said Tuesday.

07/15/2014

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