Consumers

Facebook Acknowledges Photo Privacy Bug; Issues Immediate Fix

FCC Looking To Close Digital Divide: 21 Percent Of Californians Either Have No Internet Or Still Use Dial Up

California is slowly closing the digital divide, but a new survey shows millions of Californians still rely on dial-up Internet service or aren’t online at all. The federal government is looking to change that.

06/16/2015

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Don’t Fall For Mother’s Day Scams Using Phony Florists, E-Cards To Steal Your Identity

Roses, lilies, daisies – beautiful bouquets are most popular Mother’s Day gifts but scammers can make you sorry you ever tried to give flowers to mom.

05/09/2015

A drone prototype equiped with a GoPro camera. (Jean Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images)

San Mateo-Based GoPro Reportedly Developing Its Own Line Of Consumer Drones

The drones are expected to hit the market late next year.

11/27/2014

Man shopping for groceries. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

New Smartphone App Lets Shoppers Decide If They Like A Product’s Politics

A new smartphone app will help grocery shoppers decide if they like the politics behind a brand.

09/02/2014

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Organic Food Producers Meet In San Francisco To Discuss Trends In Organic Shopping

San Francisco played host to big players in the organic food world this month, but research shows many people still aren’t convinced the organic label is worth the price.

08/31/2014

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Lyft Drivers ‘Screwed Over’ By Feud Between Ridesharing Companies

“Oh it’s been a blood feud,” one driver, who wished to remain anonymous told KPIX 5.

08/26/2014

A clerk stocks a shelf with soda at a convenience store. (Getty Images)

San Francisco Supervisors’ Vote Narrowly Puts Soda Tax Measure On November Ballot

A two-cents per ounce sugary beverage tax, commonly called the soda tax, could be put on the November ballot in San Francisco depending on the city’s board of supervisors vote on Tuesday.

07/22/2014

A T-Mobile store sign. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Federal Trade Commission Accuses T-Mobile Of Bogus Consumer Charges

The Federal Trade Commission is alleging that T-Mobile USA, Inc., made “hundreds of millions” of dollars off its customers through bogus charges.

07/01/2014

A sign stands outside of a McDonald's restaurant February 9, 2009 in San Francisco, California. Fast food chain restaurant McDonald's reported a 7.1 percent increase in same store sales for January as people look towards cheaper food alternatives in the weakening economy. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

McDonald’s Opens Up Mid-Market San Francisco Office To Lure Tech-Savvy Talent

McDonald’s is opening up a new location along San Francisco’s Market Street, but not to take your order. Instead, the fast food chain will use the space to recruit the best talent to boost its digital presence.

06/17/2014

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Will Self-Driving Cars Reduce Accidents, Lead To Lower Insurance Rates?

Self-driving cars are a fairly common sight around Google’s headquarters in Silicon Valley, but where insurance rates will go when driverless cars hit the road is still very much a mystery.

06/02/2014

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