San Francisco Judge Tosses Suit Over Feds 'Suspicious Activity' DatabaseA judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing a federal information-sharing program of flagging innocent people as potential terrorists.
Internet Security Researcher Says Millions Of CA Voters' Information Was ExposedThe names, addresses and phone numbers millions of California voters may have been exposed in a database discovered by an online security expert.
Uber Database Breach Leaks 50,000 Drivers' Names, License NumbersUber says a database containing the names and drivers' license numbers of 50,000 of its drivers was breached in May.
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.
Obama Administration Reveals $3 Million Medicare Payouts To Doctors, 38 In CaliforniaAccording to the Medicare data, California had 38 doctors that were paid at least $3 million in 2012.
Practice Of Collecting Suspect DNA Up For Debate In SF Federal CourtAn 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.
ACLU Says Camera Surveillance Networks Growing With Few Privacy RestrictionsA 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.
ConsumerWatch: Personal Information Proves Difficult To Keep Private OnlineIf 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.
ConsumerWatch: Government Launches Credit Card Complaint DatabaseThe 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.
New Database Could Curb Smartphone Thefts In Bay Area, NationSmartphone thieves could soon be stopped in their digital tracks with a new database that will allow service providers to block service to stolen phones.
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.
East Bay Company's Massive Car Tracking Database Sparks DebateIf 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.