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A Fairfield police cruiser. (CBS)

Fairfield Officers Accused Of Researching Potential Dates In Police Database

Two Fairfield police officers are facing felony charges and could face prison time, for allegedly looking for love through a police database.

08/23/2014

A doctor and patient at the UCSF Women's Health Center in San Francisco, CA. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Obama Administration Reveals $3 Million Medicare Payouts To Doctors, 38 In California

According to the Medicare data, California had 38 doctors that were paid at least $3 million in 2012.

04/09/2014

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Practice Of Collecting Suspect DNA Up For Debate In SF Federal Court

An 11-judge panel of a federal appeals court heard arguments in San Francisco Monday afternoon on a challenge to a California law that requires police to collect DNA from all felony suspects.

12/09/2013

Toll lane cameras are seen at the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza on September 19, 2012 in San Francisco, California. Golden Gate Bridge officials announced on Tuesday that it well replace human toll-takers with an all-electronic toll system in February of 2013. When the new system is in place, drivers will be able to use FasTrak toll tags and will also be able to pay through a pay-by-plate account where toll-lane cameras would record license plate numbers and bill the motorist. Special pay stations will also be located along the Highway 101 corridor. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ACLU Says Camera Surveillance Networks Growing With Few Privacy Restrictions

A rapidly growing network of police cameras is capturing, storing and sharing data on license plates, making it possible to stitch together people’s movements whether they are stuck in a commute, making tracks to the beach or up to no good.

07/17/2013

A computer keyboard. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Personal Information Proves Difficult To Keep Private Online

If you’ve ever Googled yourself, you probably know a lot of your personal information, like your age, address, and home value are now very public. But, opting out of data brokers websites isn’t always an option.

04/02/2013

Visa credit cards

ConsumerWatch: Government Launches Credit Card Complaint Database

The government is launching an online database of complaints about credit cards. The public can see what types of complaints people have filed against any bank that issues credit cards.

06/19/2012

A man uses 'Siri' on the iPhone 4S. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

New Database Could Curb Smartphone Thefts In Bay Area, Nation

Smartphone thieves could soon be stopped in their digital tracks with a new database that will allow service providers to block service to stolen phones.

04/09/2012

Prescription Drugs

ConsumerWatch: Palo Alto Startup Prevents Waste Of Medications

Sirum, run by volunteers and Stanford University Students, created an online system that allows health facilities to donate unused medication to county operated pharmacies.

04/09/2012

traffic, generic, highway

East Bay Company’s Massive Car Tracking Database Sparks Debate

If you own a car, chances are police know where you’ve been lately – thanks to a Bay Area company that is keeping them in the loop.

01/12/2012

homeless family

Volunteers Use Smartphones To Count Homeless In South Bay

Officials in Santa Clara County are using technology to help create a database on the homeless, in an effort to see the services needed for people living on the street.

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