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Twitter Sues Government For Right To Release Federal Surveillance Records

Sighting need for to provide transparency to customers and the desire to express their free speech rights, Twitter is suing the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the right to disclose the exact number of court orders and security requests they get from the federal government.

10/07/2014

California Attorney General Kamala Harris. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Harris Quashes Speculation Over Her Possible Interest In Replacing U.S. Attorney General Holder

The wheels are already turning in political circles about possible replacements for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, and one prominent name that continues to come up is California Attorney General Kamala Harris.

09/25/2014

Video frame shows CHP officer beating a woman alongside Los Angeles freeway. (David Diaz)

Video Of CHP Officer Beating SoCal Woman May Hurt Public Perception Of All Law Enforcement

Cell phone video captured a CHP officer repeatedly punching a woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway. Civil rights leaders are calling on the federal government to launch its own probe.

07/05/2014

A voter fills out their ballot at a polling station inside San Francisco City Hall. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Feds Monitoring Poll Places In Alameda, Napa Counties During Primary Election

Federal officials are monitoring polling places in Alameda County and Napa County during Tuesday’s election to ensure the elections are in compliance with federal voting rights statutes, including the Voting Rights Act.

06/03/2014

(Clockwise from top) Chinese military officials Wang Dong, Sun Kailiang, Wen Xinyu, Gu Chunhui, and Heang Zhenyu have been indicted by the United States government for allegedly hacking into U.S. companies. (FBI)

US Indicts Chinese Military Officials With Hacking After Report From Cybersecurity Firm With Bay Area Ties

Never before has the U.S. Government publicly accused another country of a cyber-espionage. But that’s essentially what happened Monday morning when grand jury in Pennsylvania indicted five Chinese military hackers, following a report from a Bay Area cybersecurity firm.

05/19/2014

A sign at Hewlett-Packard headquarters in Palo Alto. (John G. Mabanglo/AFP/Getty Images)

Hewlett-Packard Agrees To Pay $108 Million Penalty To Settle Foreign Bribery Charges

Hewlett-Packard Co. and its Russian, Polish and Mexican subsidiaries agreed Wednesday to pay $108 million in penalties to settle criminal and civil charges of paying bribes and illegal commissions to secure foreign government contracts.

04/09/2014

Credit cards. (DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

California Data Breaches Hit More Than 20 Million Accounts

California businesses and government agencies have experienced 300 separate data breaches exposing the personal information of more than 20 million customer accounts during the past two years, leading state Attorney General Kamala Harris on Thursday to elevate cybersecurity as a key focus of the state’s top crime-fighting agency.

02/27/2014

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PG&E To Pay $50.5 Million After Sparking 2 NorCal Wildfires

PG&E and its contractors have agreed to pay $50.5 million to settle Department of Justice allegations that the utility was responsible for two wildfires that scorched 18,000 acres of national forest land in Northern California.

06/06/2013

A stack of rifles is seen during a gun buy back program on December 15, 2012 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Senate OKs $24M For Gun-Seizure Program

The state Senate has approved a bill authorizing more money for a California program that seizes guns from people who are prohibited from having them.

03/07/2013

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan delivers the State of the City address at City Hall on February 8, 2012. (CBS)

Oakland Mayor Quan Travels To DC, Seeks Federal Aid To Fight Crime

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said Thursday that she’s trying to get more federal help in fighting her city’s crime problem while she’s in Washington, D.C., to attend a U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting and the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

01/17/2013

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