New California Law Extends Privacy Rights To Electronic DataCalifornia will require police to get a court order before they can search messages, photos and other digital data stored on phones or company servers.
Governor Brown Signs Anti-Racial Profiling BillGov. Brown signed legislation changing California's definition of racial profiling and requiring that local law enforcement agencies collect demographic data on the people they stop.
IRS Admits Data Breach Was Much Worse Than ReportedThe IRS admitted Monday that a massive data breach was much larger than first thought.
Good With Numbers? Consider A Statistician Career & Earn Over $100KJill Schlesinger tells us how the demand for jobs in big data are pouring into the Bay Area.
Which Smartphone Apps Drain Your Battery The Fastest?When it comes to cell phones, battery life is often the most frustrating feature for most users, but it might be the apps running on the phone draining that battery so quickly.
Do The Truffle Shuffle! 'The Goonies' Turns 30Here's how one Oregon town plans to celebrate the classic film's 30th anniversary…
Privacy Advocates Skeptical Google’s Security Changes Actually Protects ConsumersGoogle says it wants its users to know more about what it knows about them. The tech company is rolling out new privacy controls that shed some light on data gathering.
Personal Information Collected By License Plate Readers May Be Available To Anyone Who AsksIf you drive a car through the Bay Area, chances are good that police have photos of your license plate, and data on where you’ve been, and that information may be available to anyone who asks for it.
Couple Shocked By $555 Bill For 45 Gigs Of Data They Say They Didn’t UseA lot of us are uploading, downloading and playing games, racking up a ton of data usage. But $555 in a single month? One local couple says it isn’t possible.
Strangers Are Listening To Everything You Ask Apple's SiriPeople may be disturbed to know everything they whisper to Apple's personal assistant software Siri is not only recorded, but has also been listened to by a total stranger.
Signal App Boosts Text Message Encryption Between SmartphonesOpen Whisper Systems, an app developer, has updated Signal, with the latest version making sure that your text messages are encrypted and kept clear from prying eyes.
Google To Offer Wireless Data Plans In Hopes Of Getting More People Using All Of Their ProductsGoogle wants more people to get online so they can search around and click on its ads. And it’s shaking up the telecom world to do it. The company said Monday at the wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, that it will soon sell data plans for smartphones and tablets in the U.S. The announcement confirmed leaks and media reports in late January that Google planned to enter the telecom market.